Monday, July 28, 2008

A weekend on the farm

We decided to pack up and head to the hills..literally this weekend. My parents live in the sticks (I am a redneck by blood) and sometimes we treat their house as a vacation home. So we brought Kristen and Gyeong.
Now my parents live on 30 sprawling acres completely fenced in..for horses. AND my dad isn't exactly keen on the whole..indoor big dog thing..much less indoor 8 dog thing. So we decided to leave all the kids at home..except Shiloh. She can be off lead with no worries and loves being a farm dog.
Dana showed her disdain at being left behind by falling off the bed.
So Kristen, Gyeong, Jason, Shiloh and I pile in to the Saturn and head deep in to Southwest Virginia. We are greeted by peace and tranquility
Gyeong has lots of pool shots that will make it to his blog within..maybe the next month. So keep checking his for that action!
On Saturday, we went to...guess...a WINE FESTIVAL! I know...shocker! It was at Tomahawk Mills Winery which is about 20 minutes from my parents house. And shocker..there were a lot of hillbillies there! The banjo players were singing a song about the "10lbs of possum" they had waiting at home for dinner. I kid you not!!!
And in true fashion..a tractor took us up the hill to the wine festival
It kicked up quite a bit of dust..But we came, we drank, we shoppedMy parents enjoyed the festival as well. My mom doesn't like wine so she wore the wine sling to fit in..We had two lazy days of swimming, eating, playing Wii (my mom is a hip g'ma!) and drinking wine.
And we entertained ourselves by calling the horses to dinner once they had gone all the way out to the edge of the far field. Mac, the retired racing thoroughbred and Rocky and Sugar the rescued miniature horses from Roanoke Valley Horse RescueCreek Schmeekand laughing at my mom's 'farm dog' Truflz when he would get whatever stuck in his beardAnd yes, I saw my nephew, Boone. He is much cuter now and slightly more fun. He still drooled (that ended the Aunt Trina lap time) but he was more interactive this time. And he is the pillsbury doughboy now..
I have a new foster dog now too. M's Sweet Baxter ..aka Baxter. I haven't had a chance to take any photos of him. He is really sweet and loving. You can see him on the GPA blog (along with the other 6 hounds that arrived on Saturday..I had the miss this haul :-( )
I will take more photos of him soon.


IHateToast said...

your mom reminds me of a friend who doesn't like martinis (she gets too mean on them), but loves the glass. she orders beer and drinks it from a martini glass: a beertini.

that is the most pampered of farm dogs i've ever seen.

Deirdra Pearce said...

Wow!!!! what a beautiful weekend. After reading that I felt like I took vacation!!

gyeong said...

I'm not that bad. I'm only a week or so behind on the blogs. It was fun though. Traffic congestion or a herd of deer feeding in your back yard. I'll take not being able to see my neighbors anytime!