My brother Everett and his wife Katherine had a family picnic this afternoon at their house. I baked beans and made a tomato, corn and basil salad. It was so much fun except that it rained, the wind blew and was really pretty chilly compared to earlier this week when it was soooo hot. There was so much wonderful food. The children could run and play all afternoon and ended the evening making "smores". It was so nice to have so much of the family there and everyone seemed to have so much fun.
Tomorrow Darcy, Todd, Rowan, Declan and their dog Kara leave to go on vacation. Kara is staying with Todd's mother for the week. Darcy's family is going to the Thousand Islands for the week. I will be taking care of the sheep and chickens. Donald Hall came and rototilled Darcy's garden today and will come to clean out the barn tomorrow. Darcy mowed around the fiber studio and her backyard. The port-a-potty arrived and so we are ready for all the classes this summer.
It is really starting to get busy with classes at the farm and I'm so excited that Maybelle Farm is going to sponsor a "Cheese Making Class" on July 25. Dancing Dog Farm in Dublin, N.H. will be coming here to Wardsboro to teach this cheese making class. The cost is $45.00/person and you learn to make 6 different types of cheese. I learned about Dancing Dog Farm while watching the television show " New Hampshire Chronicle" and contacted Carol to see if she would travel over to Vermont to teach a class. I cannot wait to try making cheese, especially the lemon-honey dessert cheese (mmmmmmm!) If anyone is interested in signing up for this class, please e-mail me or call the farm to reserve your spot. It is a limited class size of 10 students so sign up early.
Well, i have to go to bed now and get up early to be ready for the Open House. Goodnight from Maybelle MaMa.