We’ve been working hard all summer and now through this Indian summer, gathering our produce from our small garden. On Thursday, the four youngest and I got the last of the ripe tomatoes, green tomatoes, squash, and runtish watermelons. (Now to figure out where to put it all?! in my small home and garage.) Then we pulled the plants up. As a reward for all this hard work, it’s time to celebrate!
If you’re in the northern Utah area, please consider coming to a Harvest/Barn Dance
Monday Oct. 31 2011
7 to 10 PM
1428 S Sunset Dr.
$2 a person and bring a treat to share
no masks and modest dress please
It will be at a real live barn (!) at the Mitchell Family Farm. Our Commonwealth School did a service project there today to help clean up the yard to get it ready for winter. My kids had a fun time playing on the hay bales. Some of the kids got to clean out the pigeon coop. Others of us weeded, picked the last of the fruit and trimmed hedges.
Both my grandfathers were farmers so I think they were both looking down from heaven today, smiling, seeing my kids get in touch with their agricultural roots. The barn looks so lovely, but empty, I can’t wait to see it filled up with merriment on Monday night!