Life on the farm is kinda laid back, ain't nothing that a county girl like me can't hack!
I just couldn't resist channeling John Denver. We had SUCH a great time on the farm up in Minnesota. I'll have more later on my niece, Misty's, marriage that took place on this living farm, but here's a couple of shots taken of those from the Omaha family group that arrived early on Friday. My husband, Sterling, and I didn't arrive until noon on Saturday so we missed some of the pre-wedding festivities, but from the sounds of things, a good time was had by all. The weather was cool and overcast, but beautiful nonetheless as the trees in the background were starting to turn - another couple of weeks and their colors will be spectacular! The 59 acre farm is what they referred to as a "living farm", meaning the owners of the farm live off of what it produces from the gardens. They also have a community "pizza" feed every weekend and make these AMAZING fresh pizzas (with homemade goat cheese) which help to supplement the farm's income. There is no electricity, but rather solar panels which heat water for an outdoor shower, lights are from lamps and candles, and wood burning stove heat the house during the winter. It was really an eye opener to see so many on this farm embracing this lifestyle and we were lucky to have them receive us into their home so graciously. They made the wedding events seem effortless and no one went without a chair to sit on or food to to snack on. And the entertainment was provided by mother nature and the animals that also inhabit this farm. It was so much fun to watch my 2 year old grandson and 1 year old grandniece race around the goats, chickens, horses, oxen and kittens and run up and down from the house to the barn and back again. There was also a child's cottage right on the edge of where the woods began - with a creek that ran right behind it. What child wouldn't thrive with this as his daily adventureland.