We FINALLY emptied the camera! I can now give y’all something to look at, not just hear about!

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Claire playing at the Smithville Fiddler’s Jamboree, which I wrote a little about HERE.

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Cousins.

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We roasted marshmallows and ate dinner (yeah! In that order!) out behind the smokehouse one evening a few weeks ago. It was a VERY pleasant way to end a long day. You can see our amazing marshmallow roasters! Daddy rigged ’em up, so we didn’t have to get closer to the fire than we wanted to. 🙂

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Luke enjoyed himself immensely, I think.

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Claire’s starting to teach Luke some fiddlin’.

The next few are from the Daniel Brantley Foundation fundraiser, which I blogged about HERE.

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Mr. Brantley welcoming everyone, I reckon.

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Friends, singin’ and playin’.

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Ditto. Notice the black tape aroung the bass player’s plucking finger. I think I’m going to start implementing that in my bass playing!

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No, not dueling banjos… TWIN banjos! Very cool!

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Twin fiddles, a bit more common.

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The man in the orange pants is the best “auctioneer” of all time! He’s always hilarious, and never up to any good! We laughed SO hard that night because of him! 😀

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DAILEY AND VINCENT!!! What an awesome night!

Last week we went on a field trip. We ate our lunch at *whispers* Tinkerbell Park *end whispers*. Yeah, I know. Anyway, Luke had a blast!

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Okay, so Claire and I did too… until it stopped and our stomachs had to catch up anyway. 😛

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Ah. Brothers…

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But then it gets REALLY funny! Kyle’s like “Uhhh… I’m not so sure about this… Y’all were right, this ‘tire’ is hard… Do you think I’ll be able to get out of here???” LOL!

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What’d I tell you? It only got better!

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Told you. 😀

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After prying Kyle out of the yellow “tire” swing, Luke found a zip line thing.

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Here Luke tries to “help” Kyle by attempting to lift him by his back belt loops.

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Guess it worked! 😉

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Claire’s turn!

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I chose not to do it. Perhaps I was still trying to recover from the swing… that would explain my expression somewhat.

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After lunch we met up with a bunch of… random folks… at… an undisclosed location. I have more pictures, but have been sworn to secrecy on the subject. 😛

To finish this post I’ll introduce you to the newest member of Allelon Farm, and show you the main points of interest in our garden.

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This is Macushla, which means darling or little darling in Irish, I think. The cow in Christmas in Connecticut is named Macushla. Anyway, Claire bought this little Jersey heifer Tuesday afternoon. She’s a nice little thing, from what I can tell. Pretty anyhow.

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Look! A couple of our apple trees actually have apples on them! What a pleasant surprise! 🙂

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Our devastated corn. We didn’t get anything from it this year. 😥

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Johnson grass and squash bugs got our cucumbers. All that grass wasn’t there last week, I swear.

~~ WARNING: Stop reading now if you do not want to see a big spider! ~~

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Looks perfectly fine from there, doesn’t it?

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This is the zipper spider I alluded to in my last post.

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Needless to say, we don’t pick the beans quite as thoroughly around him as we do in the other places.


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Well, I need to go scrounge up something for dinner. Hope y’all enjoyed seeing some pictures at last!

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