First Blessing

This weekend, everything changed at the farm.

What had been Bob’s project with visits and a little help from family and a few friends began to become part of the life of our communities.

What amazing, generous, talented and hard-working friends we have! Folks from seven to the seventies joined our family at the farm to haul brush, clean out the barn, dig through a miserable trash heap, fill a 20-yard dumpster, do some lumberjacking, move walls and do a million other jobs then have a brew, play some music, enjoy a campfire and eat apples off the trees. If Julie’s count is correct there were 33 adults, 2 teens, 12 kids and 5 dogs.

These friends have blessed this farm and the promise it holds. The vision is still taking shape, but by sharing in the work and fun the whole project begins to find its place in the circles of friendships and communities that so enrich our lives. This is part of the dream: people coming together for work, sure, but for music, fun and connection to each other and the land.

Hard working, generous friends at the farm

I feel like the luckiest man in the world. Thank you every one.


  1. Elaine on August 22, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    You are lucky! If I lived any closer, I’d be there to help!

  2. Bob on August 22, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    You’re welcome anytime here in flyover country!

  3. jamie on August 22, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    did you make any home-fermented beverages for your farm fun weekend? Sorry we missed you when we were up at the beginning of the month.

  4. Bob on August 23, 2011 at 7:15 am

    Actually, we had Woden Weizen from the new Harriet Brewery here in Minneapolis and it was superb. I’m considering hops as a commercial possibility for the farm . . .

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