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There is an annual Family Week at the family farm outside Bondville, Vermont. My husband and his cousins remember summers spent here in the golden years of summer-dom through their teen years. I was a part of that in my husbands senior year. It was awesome.

In 1989 the ‘older generation’ instigated an annual summer Farm Week to bring back the kids and continue the legacy. From being an annual summer-long event, it became an annual week+ summer gathering, with summer jobs and summer activities to maintain the property and summer connections past and present.

Cousins re-connect from bi-coastal locations. Blueberry Hill provides fruit for countless muffins and pancakes just as they did for generations past. Children are inculcated with the chores and responsibility just as their parents were.

Bonfires built from dredged ponds (it is amazing how quickly cattails an lily pads can obscure a pond!) and cleared trails provide the materials for the site of campfire songs, toasted marshmallows, (with neon necklaces!) tracking animals (there was a black bear sighting recently!) and short people in the dark…. not to mention the amazing starry sky far from any metropolitan area…

I am now far from my normal internet connections, reconnecting with the “Big Rocks” that mean so much to me in my “real life”…It is FABulous! When I get an actual connection, there are some pretty fantabulous pictures I will be sharing.

Meanwhile, life is good. It is what it is is and (hot damn!) it’s all good!

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