This weekend we were fortunate enough to be visited by the Herrels! They arrived on Friday and left Monday morning. Highlights included a pizza adventure, soccer games, a visit to a pumpkin patch, and Leah & Lucia’s birthday party.
This weekend, my parents, the Donleys, and the Beinkempers ( sans Will) all made the trip to Des Moines. We spent most of the weekend hanging out at our house, but enjoyed a few outings to the East Village, Ledges State Parks, and The Machine Shed.
Today after work we made the 90-minute drive from our stopover in Sturbridge to Wright Locke Farm, just outside of Boston. Susan’s friend, Adrienne, is the farmer there. We are boondocking for a couple of days (and also using the facilities in her house).
The farm is beautiful, with a few fields, chickens, goats, and many hiking trails. My favorite thing that we got to see is the ice house, where they would store ice for use throughout the year. I remember reading about it in Farmer Boy and it was cool to see an actual ice house.