Monday, August 11, 2008

Just the beginning...

Well, we're back from a long weekend at the farm and can I just say that, being a country bumpkin is tiring! I don't know if it's all the fresh air or the fact that we had 8 kids and a dog to run around after on 230 acres. I do know that I never look forward to the obligatory annual trip, but it never disappoints (I really should stop my bitching!) It is truly a lesson in humility, simplicity, and the earths' beauty. Here is just a taste of our little piece of Americana:
The entrance:


The amenities:


Sights:



I will continue to unfold our highlights this week!


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24 comments:

Meg said...

Looks nice--a bit different from my weekend at the Dogfish Brew Pub and Virgin Music Festival.

HappyHourSue said...

LOL -"smells"!!!!!! Really beautiful though (the land, not the poo.)

Jill said...

The photo of the drive in is just gorgeous! I too always bitch about vacationing with family... then it turns out to be a heck of a lot of fun. Glad you had a good time! Look forward to hearing more!

The Mom said...

Looks beyooteeful! Well minus the cow plop!

Glad you had a nice time!

Sully Sullivan said...

All of my dad's side of the family live about 4 hours north of Toronto in a really rural place called Sturgeon Falls. I love visiting up there. It's great to go up and enjoy up but still have to option of going home whenever. I don't think I could take living there.

georgie said...

What? No cow chip throwing contests?
The pics look so serene-reminds me of my enas farm very nice-
glad you made it home safe n sound i was missing reading your blog!

jill jill bo bill said...

I was so going to say the cow patty thing-dammit, Georgie!!!! So, I will just say how much we missed you and cannot wait to hear all the funny things!

Tiffany said...

HAHA I like Beebs with the poo. And it is so pretty out there. Now thats the kind of home I want. Right in the middle of a bunch of acreage.

Myssie said...

Looks like fun! I hope that you had a fun, relaxing weekend.

Sogeshirtsguy said...

some nice pics there. I'm not much cut out for country life myself.

Ann said...

Great photos.
I have one smart-ass question...
Do all of the children wear life jackets around cow poo? Or just the youngest?

Dawn@Embracing the Ordinary Life said...

The last pictures a hoot...I feel the same way about visiting my IL's in the UP...that's why we haven't been there since they moved...

amelia bedelia said...

I was wondering the same thing, Ann!! Maybe they were close to the water...? Anyway, the pics are super great and your daughter is precious!!! Missed ya!

Deb said...

Missed your posts Tena! Hopefully that is as close as Beebs got to the poop. The farm looks lovely.

Queen-Size funny bone said...

I love farm life.

Eileen said...

It looks beautiful and tranquil, but I know how much work it takes just to get all those kids in the car and packed and then unpacked. I hope you managed to have some time to relax.

I love the pictures! Your children are beautiful!

Marla said...

i want to more about why you never want to go...

Allison R said...

beautiful! looks so peaceful.

Carol said...

Oh I wanna go there on my own with about 80 good books.

Looks so tranquil.

Jenny said...

what a beautiful trip it looks like you had. although the smells...yeah that might get to me. guess you get used to it after a while...
happy pow!

anti-supermom said...

Welcome to my world - grew up in Iowa and live in Minnesota. Love it, don't you?! :)

Happy POW

The White House said...

How beautiful, thanks for capturing the sights, sounds and smells and sharing them with us.

Mamasphere said...

Ahh, I ache for open land like that! I want to get out of the city and let my daughter run free through the grass and hear cows moo. Looks like you had a really great time.

mom2natnkatncj said...

Isn't it amazing how exhausting vacations tend to be? Well looks like all in all it was a good time though.