A True Country Wedding

I am so happy I was able to come home for my cousin Chase's wedding. He married the perfect girl, and now they're a couple of hitched, hardworking farmers. Chase and Danielle live just on the other side of town (like, 2 miles away) and they hosted the wedding at my aunt and uncle's campground next door to their farm.

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Like a true country wedding, the bridesmaids wore cowgirl boots, the guests left with maple syrup (made by Chase and Danielle), and the cake was topped with a cow. The wedding was full of Fall colors, with ears of corn, sunflowers, and twinkle lights of course. 

It was so much fun to have the whole family (and the whole town) together to celebrate Chase and Danielle's love. It was a chilly day, but once everyone had a few drinks and started dancing, it wasn't that cold. I have worked at weddings before, but never attended a real one. The best man and maid of honor speeches were funny and heartfelt, I got to watch the couple shove cake at each other, and the DJ inevitably played "Shout". I loved getting dressed up and witnessing traditions, but celebrating with everyone was hands down the best part. 

And just a few more less-classy photos..

Strawberry Picking

I've been home from Copenhagen and my semester abroad for a few days now. After a few extra long nights sleep in my familiar bed, it's time to prioritize on the farm! I'm going to be working at home on Buck Hill Farm for the summer managing field work, marketing, waitressing in the restaurant, and attending a few local farmer's markets each week. In other words there will be plenty to write about on here when my hands are clean.

Our berry field is not quite up and running, so Mom and I spent the morning picking strawberries at Bohringer's Fruit Farm in the valley. It's absolutely gorgeous outside today so getting there bright and early was quiet and not too hot. 

We only picked 12 quarts this morning, but we'll be going back for a few weeks through the season because we use a whole lot of berries at our house. Strawberries in particular we use for jam that we sell at Buck Hill (made by my very own mother and you can get your own HERE!), and we also give some away, sell them at the markets, and freeze bags of them for the winter. You'd be surprised how incredible the flavor holds in frozen strawberries.