Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Keepin' It Rural

It has been a full month of crazy fun here "somewhere in the middle," as my california friends call it. People always wonder what we do in the country to amuse ourselves, and the simple answer is we make our own entertainment. Much of that entertainment is found in making fun of each other and making up parties for no reason.

We like to think that we were some of the original founders of the farm to table movement. Case in point; here are some pictures from a classy event we have dubbed "The Corn Feed." A few years ago we started an annual party which is essentially a corn eating contest. 

Most of the contestants quit after a few ears, and the competitive boys usually duke it out for the victory. Here are this year's top three finishers....I'm sorry to say they consumed almost 30 ears of corn between the three of them. It was obscene. They were literally running into the field to get more corn. 

The other great thing about life at home is getting to hang out with my family. They are genuinely some of my favorite humans, and I'm not making that up to try and get more of the inheritance. I know that so many people don't have the privilege of actually wanting to spend time with their kin. 

"Everybody has to leave, everybody has to leave their home and come back so they can love it again for all new reasons." - Donald Miller, Through Painted Deserts 


  1. Jackie...you are the best!!! These photos and blogging are incredibly good! Family is one of my favorite parts of life.

    Love you
    A. Bean

  2. Love it, Jackie!! So fun to read & see the pics!! Great Job Girl!! So glad you've been around this summer- what a treat:). Love u lots! A. Tricia


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