Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Our First Shindig

This past weekend we hosted a cookout on the farm.  The guests were friends, neighbors and many co-workers.  There were probably around 100 people in all.  I was amazed and pleased to see so many were willing to drive out to our place.  The shindig gave me a clearer vision for my dream of entertaining on the farm.

We rented tables and chairs from the local rental center, porta-potties and a bouncy for the kids.  We bought soda, water, juice pouches and beer.  We grilled hot dogs and hamburgers.  We poured out bags and bags of chips and carrots.  We sliced watermelon, tomatoes and onions.  We ate all of it and more than 12 dozen cookies.  We played horse shoes, boche, corn hole and hill billy golf.  We talked and laughed and relaxed under the big shade tree. 

In my dreams we do this every week.  We serve great food that is grown on our land to people that want to visit the country and spend time relaxing under the shade tree.  Each project we undertake and each thing we learn leads us closer to this dream.

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