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Tonight Tara (from Texas's Ghost Dog Hollow Farm) and I went to a talk at Northshire books, which was okay, but the ride there and back talking was even better. I never met Tara until tonight. She was only a face and a blog, someone in the comments. Today we shopped for distilled water and navy beans in Shaw's. If it wasn't for this blog, so many friends would never come out of the woodwork.
I'm very grateful.
Beans are soaking tonight for tomorrow's crock pot. Getting up extra early for a swine-inspired road trip north to pick up a pig or two (we'll see how my haggling skills have grown). Today Swiss Family Daughton stopped over to help me muck out and re-bed the small pen for the shoats in the barn. Tomorrow Brett, Raven, and her friend Mikaela will be here around 3 or 4PM to settle in and help set up all the stations and registration table. Looks like there's a chance of rain, but as Brett suggested, I'll do my sun dance and know it'll be enough. I can really cut a rug when it comes to hope, watch me go.
Tim will be here Saturday to take photo's, and if you have any suggestions for him of things you want to see images of: comment here and let him know. And I'll do my best to update, but it may have to wait till monday (outside videos and photos) because I have three nights of houseguests, I hope you understand.
Wish you were all here, and if it goes well I'll make this a regular fall event. And in the meantime, consider another workshop, because they are becoming a heartbeat of this farm, and not just financially. They bring people, stories, faces, and other farmers to life for me. Saturday night a campfire will glow with friends and music. If I had my druthers, everyone of you who wanted to come would be sipping hard cider and listening to fiddle tunes in my backyard.
Wish us sun, safety, and enough to eat!