Home Again

 

Tapestry in the woods at the Blue Heron Music Festival.

Tapestry in the woods at the Blue Heron Music Festival.

Home Again, Home Again, Jiggety Jig

It sure feels good to be back home after a ten day family visit to New York. We had a great time at our family reunion, holding our new great-nephew for the first time, camping at Letchworth with my parents, and relaxing at a music festival. What an adventure!

The Upper Falls at Letchworth State Park in New York.

The Upper Falls at Letchworth State Park in New York. I’ll share more pics soon!

We are so fortunate to have such wonderful friends and family to visit and the time to travel in the summer! I miss Western New York, even though we have so many friends and a great little homestead in Northern Illinois.

Uncle Tom and the newest addition to our extended family. :)

Uncle Tom (my handsome hubby) and the newest addition to our extended family. 🙂

Our friends Nick, Lorraine, Mark, Alice, Paul S, and Paul C met us for a weekend of music and camping in Sherman, NY. It was wonderful to see them again! There was so much great music being made that we had a hard time catching all the bands. Big Leg Emma is always a favorite.

Big Leg Emma performing at the Blue Heron Music Festival in Sherman, New York.

Big Leg Emma performing at the Blue Heron Music Festival in Sherman, New York.

It feels good to be home again after all the excitement, even though we came home to a demolished kitchen and a missing turkey. You might remember that we are in the middle of remodeling our kitchen. I have the cabinets almost ready to re-install, but first we have some electrical work and sheet rock repair to take care of.

The wall cabinets are down...looks better already!

Kitchen remodel in progress…sigh. Not the greatest sight on our return.

Our friends from Trogg’s Hollow Farm took excellent care of our poultry menagerie for us while we were gone. But, unfortunately, the turkey hen (who insisted on staying outside overnight) and her clutch of eggs fell prey to a fox or the coyotes. RIP mama turkey.

Broody turkey hen with her nest under a raspberry bush.

Our broody turkey hen before vacation.

My garden grew lots of weeds while we were away…sorry, no pics! 🙂 The evening we returned I picked Swiss chard and onions to cook up with eggs from our hens for dinner. Yum! I missed having our homegrown goodies while we were away. The peas and potatoes are also ready and it looks like beans will be coming on soon. It sure is good to be back on the homestead.

Are you taking a vacation this summer? Where are you going?

 

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