06 February 2011

Hello Sunshine!


Bogard St., Charleston, S.C.

Hello sunshine! We've had such a stretch of gray and rainy days that today's bright sunshine was like a gift. Suddenly you can believe that spring isn't far away.

I walked the Spring St., Bogard St., Piggly Wiggly stretch this morning and spotted this marker in a vegetable bed in the Bogard St. community garden. Someone was being creative!

Speaking of gardens and farming this event looks worthwhile, affordable and fun:
Orvis Hill Farm Barn Raising: CHARLESTON CHEFS, LOWCOUNTRY LOCAL FIRST AND KEEGAN FARMS RALLY TO SUPPORT LOCAL FARMER
CHARLESTON, S.C. (Jan. 20, 2011) – More than 400 people will fill the lawn of Lowndes Grove Plantation Feb. 20 as Patrick Properties, Lowcountry Local First and Keegan Farms host the Ovis Hill Farms Barn Raising event to benefit farmer Charlie Caldwell of Ovis Hill Farms, who tragically lost his barn and more than 500 of his prized animals in a fire this past December.

Guests at the event will enjoy an oyster roast prepared by Nico Romo of Fish restaurant from 1 to 4 p.m., as well as special dishes from 12 other Charleston chefs: Mike Lata of FIG, Sean Brock of McCrady’s and Husk, Ken Vedrinski of Trattoria Lucca, Frank Lee of S.N.O.B., Jeremiah Bacon of Oak Steakhouse, Craig Deihl of Cypress, Ricky Hacker of Evo, Fred Neuville of Fat Hen, Marc Collins of Circa 1886, Mike Lotz of Triangle Char and Bar, Ben Berryhill of Red Drum and Jacques Larson of Wild Olive. The afternoon will also feature live music by local singer Elise Testone.

Tickets for the event are $50 per person and include all food and entertainment (beer and wine are not included), and free for kids ages 10 and under, in the hopes of raising $20,000 to rebuild the Ovis Hill Farms barn and replace the lost livestock. 100% of the proceeds benefit Ovis Hill Farm!

Think about it! Maybe I will see you there.