Since last summer the folks at Prairie Fruits Farm, our local purveyors of awesome goat cheese, have been hosting public farm dinners at their place just north of Urbana. My beloved and I went last night for their vegetarian dinner (menu here). The food was fabulous, as was the ambience. What a joy to live in a place where Saturday night means you can dine outside with 46 other goat cheese fanatics, watch a lovely prairie sunset, and drive home to the flickers of fireflies. Reminded me yet again of how much I have come to love this place.
The pre-dinner entertainment was, of course, the goats themselves. Here they are, fresh from a day in the pasture, heading inside to get milked. They definitely get a little antsy as they wait their turns. As you'll see, there's even a little head-butting.