After spending Saturday morning weeding the garden (or should I say, finding the garden :-), we went to the Kickapoo Country Fair at the Organic Valley headquarters in LaFarge. It is such a fun place to be. This is our 3rd year at at the fair. Good food, vendors & entertainment. We listened to David Rhodes, author of the new book "Driftless" in the word tent, had a tasty veggie wrap, listened to good music & saw Nanda who do "funky kung fu arcrobatics" in the kids stage area. They were great!
When we got back, we took our friends out to eat at the Driftless Cafe in town. We love this place. It has the best pizza ever. In fact it has such good pizza, we can't get past ordering it & trying something else! A couple of weeks ago when we went there to eat, the owner was playing ukulele with two other people. They were having such a good time, it inspired me to buy a ukulele at a garage sale last Friday before we left. I just need new strings & I'll be all set. I used to play guitar & the chords are all different, but I hope I can learn.
We had a camp fire after getting back to the farm but we were all tired from the day & were in bed by midnight.
Saturday was also our son Shane's birthday. He turned 29. He & a bunch of friends went boating down the Illinois River to Peoria & spend the night in a hotel. Wow, next year all of our kids will be over 30! Where does the time go?
Shane & Kristie
Sunday, after our friends left, it was back out in the garden for me. I harvested garlic, a couple onions, zucchini, cucumbers, lettuce and squash.
Hard & soft necked garlic
Can't wait to make a squash casserole this week!
We found some scaffolding on Craig's List so we can begin working on the windows in the front of the barn. We have 3 new windows for our soon-to-be living area that we will be working on in the weeks to come. We are trying to decide what to do with the rest of the windows. The Amish that built those windows didn't put the quality worksmanship into them like they do their furniture. The windows were made from green wood, not painted and are all warped with some glass just falling out. The new living area is the main focus now, but we will need workable windows for the shop area sometime.
It was good to be at the farm again. Last weekend we took a road trip to Road America for the vintage weekend in Elkhart Lake, WI with our friends Bob & Pam. It was a lot of fun as usual, but I always miss being at the farm :-)
Steve & I in the TR6. Thanks for the picture Pam!