What a wonderful Fall weekend we had!
We had a reprieve from rain
and were able to get some significant work done around the farm.
After the work was done
we took some time to relax....
enjoying both the company of family and friends.
Saturday evening we were treated to dinner with friends at
Caputo Brothers Creamery.
Dave and Ryn Caputo are an amazing young couple who spent
a significant amount of time getting culinary training in Italy.
Just this year, they started an artisan cheese making business.
They make Mozarella (Fior di Latte) in the traditional way
(unlike the processed way we make it here in the States)
and, oh boy, can you taste the difference!
I bought some curds from them and will attempt to stretch my own Mozarella
this year around the holidays....
(I'll video the process!)
Sunday's weather was spectacular!
We gathered all of the dogs and the kids
(after our traditional 9 AM Sunday Farm Breakfast)
and headed out into the woods for a hike.
Maddie, our Newfie....
Naturally, Old Hickory, our 16 year old Norfolk Terrier
gets to ride in the stroller...
the walk being much longer than she could make.
And everyone takes their turn pushing her.
What a life this old gal has!
We hiked our trails, while the dogs had a blast running through the woods,
and ended up at our camp for a little rest.
This is the longest hike our old Sadie has taken in quite some time!
I snapped a few woodsy pictures along the way....
As we walked we were followed by a flock of grackles...
Sam and Maddie found a groundhog hole....
which Sam just had to investigate a little bit further!
A few cute goat shots along the way back...
|"Hey, whatcha lookin at?"|
|"Do you smell what I smell?"|
|"Does this log make my butt look big?"|
There's no better scene on the way back from a walk,
than our much loved herd of equines peacefully grazing.
The turkeys greeted us on our return.
And the guineas?
Well, after making sure that we didn't bring any riff-raff home with us,
Guido and the boys went back to the business of hunting for ticks.
At this time of year we could use an army of guineas for that task!