visit from polyface interns!
Anyway, he was driving up for the weekend, showing Heather and Brie his home farm, and he emailed me to ask if on the way back to Swoope they could stop by CAF? I said sure, I had no plans but chores and editing all day so a nice chat and coffee with fellow agrarians would be a treat.
We had a great time. I gave them the nickel tour and we chatted about both farms (drastically different, but both ran with passion), trying not to step on Monday underfoot or trip over tomato cages in the woods. Heather and Brie were funny and patient with me, listening to me blab on about the goats or Mother Earth News Fair. I asked if they were going and they weren't sure. They'd need a place to crash I think and most hotels are booked up. I think they'll figure it out if they want to go, Seven Springs isn't far from Swoope compared to most places. I hope to see them in September.
When they left, Brie and Heather said it was a dream come true to see my homestead. I couldn't help laughing, since they are pilgrims from my my own Promise Land, Polyface Farms. I look up to that place the way kids in the grandstands looked up to Babe Ruth. I think I was more nervous to meet them than they realized. But soon as they pulled away I went upstairs to make sure I knew where my Polyface hoodie was so I could wear it at the campfire tonight. They'll be in Virginia back at their keep by the time the campfire here is hot enough to roast potatoes in, but I'll be thinking of them. I like that farms have their own little fan bases now. It's a wholesome kind of sport.