One: I feel very fortunate to have had the pleasure of getting to know so many wonderful couples. I think people that want to get married on a farm have a broader understanding of what it is that we try to do here. They are flexible and easy going – no bridezillas here! And certainly, weddings do help support our farming habit. Thank you, to each and every one of you that supports small farms.
In addition to a very grateful heart, I really do feel like Springdale Farm has been blessed. Many visitors say it has a certain “feel” about it. When we were building our home here, the workmen would comment about the “karma” they felt on the farm. And others come and linger, not understanding the draw to just stay and soak up the Good. So call It what you will, It’s bigger than you and me. And when a couple comes here to be united in marriage, I feel sure that they, too, are covered under the umbrella of the spirit of the farm. It makes me feel extra wonderful inside to be a part of that.
So, while it is a very busy time, with fall planting and harvesting, we sincerely appreciate the wedding season – on many levels. And this season in particular was special to us as we saw our middle daughter get married on the farm. It was an extaordinary evening. I’m almost recovered! It literally took a village to pull it off. Thank you so much to chefs, friends, drink masters, volunteers, neighbors, our farm crew.
Here are a few pictures of the season…