Monday, September 24, 2007

Workday & Harvest Party

You couldn't have asked for a better weekend for the Harvest Party! The weather was sunny & warm with just the right breeze. We had a crew on Saturday (there's some of them above) to help clean up the campsite of flood debris. Richard had a whole list of things to be done but we couldn't access some of the fields, so the beer drinking started a little earlier than expected. Thanks for bringing me the Surly, Ahme!! We had some campers for Saturday night (Lukas & Cheryl said it was great except that the cows stayed up too late. Their voices carry through the valley something fierce.)

People started arriving for the Harvest Party around 11am on Sunday. We got a bit of a late start on the wagon tours, but they were still about 2 hours long, ending up in the Pumpkin Patch. Richard even let young Henrick (above) take the wheel! Angel had slaughtered a pig on Saturday and was roasting it most of the day Sunday. The potluck & pig were delish, we had some fun activities, it was great to meet our CSA members (from Wisconsin & Minnesota), and I think people enjoyed themselves here at the farm! Thank you to everyone who came & celebrated the Fall Harvest with us!

Next to the Pumpkin Patch, we had some industrious kids digging sweet potatoes. They are sheltered by a big heat -trapping blanket used to cover the field when frost threatens and to allow the potatoes to mature in the ground a bit longer. We lifted the edge to take this picture, but the kids were happy tramping around under the tent of white light.

1 comment:

christeen said...

I feel so lucky to have been able to visit Harmony Valley for the pig roast. It was my first visit to a farm EVER and it was more beautiful than I ever would have imagined. Thanks so much for opening your farm to us city folk!