Jon Darling and I have been living and laboring on a magical piece of land in Andrews, South Carolina since the spring of 2018 and continue to slowly evolve our rather private world. We cook, we grow, we raise and harvest--walk, think and rest.
Several times a year we collaborate with fellow chefs and farmers to celebrate our craft, to learn and to share. We will soon be launching an event concept in Andrews, SC in the Fall of 2020 and look forward to sharing more details in the coming months. To view more of our work, or inquire about private event hire, write us! firstname.lastname@example.org
Love to All, Tara Derr Darling
The Aimwell Forty.
'Momma Brown' Tamworth Sow.
'Grinder' Mulefoot Boar.
Purple Sweet Potatoes + Bitter Radishes.
Roam + Farrow Rub preparation to smoke a whole hog.
Shiner + Pom Pom.
'Roam' French Alpine dairy goat.
Traditional daily goat + wine time.
Quail to prep for the fire.
Roast quail with Leeks + Pernod.
Golden Chanterelles foraged at home on the Aimwell Forty.
Shiner + Pom Pom begin to make eggs.
Maya + Mum delivered to Jason at Fig Restaurant.
Lion's Mane mushroom foraged at home on the Aimwell Forty.
Making ricotta cheese in the kitchen.
Hello first duck egg.
Spotted Seatrout Jon caught locally in McClellanville.
Heirloom tomato plant in the front yard.
Ricotta pancakes flipped in cast iron.
Fast-pickled wax bean, chilies and okra in the Spartan kitchen.
Golden Milky mushroom foraged on the Aimwell Forty.
High summer pasture for goats + hogs.
Lion's Mane mushroom, duck egg, pickled radish and fried radish tops in cast iron by fire.
Holiday leftovers for Momma B + Gracie May from Lady H.
Pork stock by fire.
Chicken of the Woods mushroom down a side road in Andrews.
The Spartan kitchen.
'Farrow' Oberhasli dairy goat.
Toothache Tree in a pot by the pond.
'Roam' browsing through the frost.
Our kitchen window at sunrise.
'Walker' our treeing coonhound rescue in the sunflower dove field.
We flood, a lot.
'Walker' learning how to be in a home.
Post hurricane rainbow on the Aimwell Forty.
The evening stroll with Momma B + Grinder.
Our great love 'Libby,' a Kuvasz livestock protection dog. Bearer of the weight.
"The greatest fine art of the future will be the making of a comfortable living from a small piece of land." Abraham Lincoln