Open House is Behind Us

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Our Field Day/Open House was Saturday and it was a great success.  We had absolutely gorgeous weather and a large crowd.  Cherie had the Old House looking beautiful.  There were lots of children.  Really, it went much better than we had hoped.

I remembered to have my camera with me, but was so busy I didn’t take a single picture.  I’m still hoping to get some photos from some of the guests and if so I’ll pass some of them along, either here or on facebook.

I had a large trailer with hay bale seats hitched to the tractor for the farm tour.  It would have taken 3 trailers to hold the number of folks who went on the tour, however, so most walked.  I later heard that the “hayride” was especially enjoyed by some of the kids.

One of the unexpected highlights of the tour was the discovery of a killdeer nest in the gravel road next to the pasture.  Luckily it survived all the attention, as did the frantic expectant parents.

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The crowd asked lots of good, thoughtful questions on the tour.  It was definitely a good opportunity to spread our message!

We’d been a little nervous about the event in the days leading up to it, and it’s nice to have it behind us.  But it was so much fun, I think we’ll definitely want to do it again next year.

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