Thursday, September 24, 2015


We spent this past weekend in CO visiting with our older son Jeffrey and his family. It was the first time we have been there since last December. They came here to surprise us for my birthday this summer which was the best birthday surprise ever. Dil Sara had sent me a link for the Miller Farm in Platteville, CO asking if we would like to go there while we were visiting. She has been quite busy this summer canning fruits and vegetables for them to enjoy during the year.

Well, it was quite an experience. None of us really knew exactly how the process would work. When we first got there the kids had fun playing on the different exhibits. Enjoy some pictures I took...

After eating a quick lunch, it was time for us to go "pick" our vegetables. We all loaded on a trailer being pulled by a tractor.

The tractor pulled us out to the fields and stopped at different places (I think we stopped at least 5 times)for everyone to get off and pick. (We were allowed to leave with up to 5 bags per paid visitor which meant we could fill 35 bags.)

Almost through, our tractor got a flat tire and we had to unload all our bags and wait for another tractor/trailer to come get us. Needless to say we were all tired by this time and as many people stayed on the trailer at the last stop as got off. We weren't going to get off until the driver said there was broccoli at the stop. The older kids and I got off but we (and no one else either) found any broccoli. I took this picture of everyone else after the last stop. Henry had decided to take a little nap. You can't see how dirty our hands were or how really tired we all were. (My husband thought he would be cute and stick his tongue out at me.)

One last picture before we left....

This is how much we ended up with....about 22 bags that contained potatoes, carrots, onions, peppers, tomatoes, beets, corn, pumpkins, squash, cabbage, and one itty-bitty eggplant for Colby. When we "unbagged" everything back at the house, we realized my bag of green and ripe tomatoes and peppers was missing. Someone out there got home and opened a bag half full of green tomatoes and probably wondered "what in the world did someone pick all these green tomatoes for?" 

This is what we ended up bringing home - minus a cabbage, the potatoes, and a couple of ears of corn that didn't make the picture.

Sunday was filled with going to church, playing games and watching a little football. Before we knew it, it was Monday and time to say goodbye and come back home to KCMO.

Just one more picture of these precious grandkids.

and Colby being Harry Potter....

Christmas can't come soon enough for us!

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