Sunday, August 4, 2013
Minnesota Farm Vacation
My husband and I just came back from a brief hiatus in Pine Island, Minnesota at Misty Meadows Farm located near Rochester, Minnesota. The owners, Paul and Lela Wiens, raise grass-fed beef and lamb and produce free-range chicken.
We had such a wonderful, stress free time out in the country relaxing on the back porch, listening to the birds and enjoying the night sky. Farm life seems pretty slow to a city girl like me, but there were actually a lot of changes that happened during my visit and I'll chronicle these and give you a taste of country life in my next few blog posts (and I'll also be finishing my orange dress, very soon!)
This is a side view of the farmhouse--isn't it charming?
This is the front of the house and below is right inside the front door.
This is so cool--it's a silo for grain storage (not in use now).
Paul Wiens, the farmer uses this tractor to spread seed.
We were outside on the back porch a lot, stargazing at night (I can't believe how bright the stars were!) or listening to the birds in the morning.
This is a retired windmill.
Stay tuned for the blog about "peepers" and a new goose!