I didn’t spend the weekend in a hammock like my earlier picture on Facebook might have led you to believe—tempting though it was. There were so many fun places to be: in the garden, in the kitchen, in the orchard, on the horses, and on the porch. I took photos in all those locations while I was at the farm this weekend with family and friends. Here’s a photo wrap up.
In the Garden
In the Orchard
It’s a stretch to call our few plantings an orchard. But I’m an optimist. I have six trees now: 2 apples, a peach, a cherry, and 2 pears. (One is very old and in another pasture). The old cherry tree didn’t produce last year, but this year it did. The trick is to pick the cherries before the birds do. My three youngest granddaughters were eager climbers and pickers. We pulled the reddest of the cherries and pitted and froze the fruit for a pie the next time we’re at the farm.
In the Kitchen
Work makes for healthy appetites and lots of cooking. It being Memorial Day, I used several familiar and favorite recipes, but included a few new ones as well.
On the Horses
Watching my granddaughters ride reminds me of riding my favorite horse as a kid. When I was 4-years old my parents took me to a park each weekend to ride Dixie, a Shetland pony. For a nickle, I got to make three circles around a dirt path with someone holding a lead rope.
On the Porch
Memorial Day is a time for memories. Here at the farm is a place where memories are still being made.