"Cows are my passion. What I have ever sighed for has been to retreat to a farm and live entirely surrounded by cows–and china."

Charles Dickens

August 13, 2012

What We Did On Our Summer Vacation

We watched a lot of sunsets.

My mother––Bamma––came to visit us!
We watched as a broody hen raised her seven assorted chicks. 
We broke bread with visiting friends and family.
We tended cows and calves.


We visited our cows on the knob.

We visited dear friends back in New Hampshire.




















We visited Bamma (and Lewis)
in New Hampshire.

We posed for lots of photographs (and yours truly took them).

We saw our favorite mountain––Henry and I visited New Hampshire
on our first solo trip together and his first time there in four years.
We went swimming in a clear New Hampshire lake.
We drove by our old New Hampshire house and were a wee bit sad.
We played in the creek with our visiting cousins.

We had homemade lobster rolls
with dear friends...
and pie. For breakfast, too.


We stayed in the best guest room on the planet.

We went to a great restaurant with The Bills.
We road horses with our cousins.


We moved our daughter to Kentucky for a bit.
We sat on our porches and sipped sangria.
We visited "secret" gardens [English Garden at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens]
We ate at Swenson's in Akron, Ohio.



We always come home again.

You come back when you're ready!

Catherine