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Thursday, June 24, 2010
Last weekend Rog's mom visited from Oregon and his two brothers arrived with their families from San Francisco and Washington, D.C., for a family reunion on the farm. It's the first time we have ALL been together in 10 years!
We took the weekend off from vending at the Farmers Market, but we couldn't resist going to the market anyway, as customers.
We mostly hung out at Squash Blossom Farm and did ordinary farm things - almost everyone tried milking the cow, Jerry and Meredith pulled out buckthorn, Zach gave the riding lawnmower a workout, Annie befriended the turkeys. Swung on the tire swing, played horseshoes, picked berries, fed the chickens, walked and biked the trails. We took the Willys out for a spin on the gravel roads.
Rog and Chris set up the volley ball net
and we played badminton and volleyball with finesse.
Rog grilled our last turkey for a Fathers Day feast. We made 4 kinds of ice cream from our own milk (strawberry, nectarine, rhubarb, and vanilla choclate chip.)
Stories were told, laughs were laughed, wine was consumed. Hard to believe our daughters and nieces are already grown up (plenty old enough to drink wine with dinner!)
The cousins retreated to Cadence's granary to make the dads funny Fathers Day t-shirts.
The Nelson brothers in their Fathers Day shirts with Mom/Grandma.
What a fun weekend! I hope it doesn't take 10 years for everyone to return.
In September 2008, we dived into our dream of creating a small, sustainable farm. Neither of us has previous farming experience, but we have enthusiasm and many ideas for this little 10-acre farmstead.