“The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.”

Masanobu Fukuoka, The One-Straw Revolution

A Long Holiday Weekend

What a busy holiday weekend it was here on the farm.
We had a big Independence Day celebration on Saturday in the picnic pavilion.

For several days last week, I baked, cooked and prepped food.

We mowed and trimmed and decorated the pavilion 

in preparation for our four-generation friends and family celebration.

It was our first make-your-own pizza party of the season...

with smoked chickens, Greek tortellini salad, broccoli salad, black bean taco salad, three bean salad, deviled eggs, and fruit and veggie trays as well.
And assortment of desserts topped of the meal.
As did the 45 minute torrential shower!

I think Tyler's best part of the day was playing in the shower...

Mackenzie made lots of new friends...

 and showed off her shuffleboard skills...

We discovered through bubble play that she prefers her friends to be very clean!

She washed every exposed inch with bubbles.
If you have little ones... homemade bubbles are the best!
I use:
6 cups water
1 cup Dawn dishwashing liquid
¼ cup corn syrup
2 tbs. glycerine

This makes huge, long-lasting bubbles... and it helps to have a big bubble wand.

Before Sunday morning's sun rose on the farm, we were pretty sure we were going to have
another new member of...

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