Monday, July 18, 2011

Sunny New Hampshire

We spent the last 10 days visiting New Hampshire and some of Jeremiah's family.  We started at Stout Oak Farm in Epping with cousin Kate and her husband Jeff and then went to Uncle Ron and Aunt Barbara's summer house at Emerald Island on Lake Sunapee.

We helped Kate where we could on her farm - weeding, harvesting, washing and taking the organic vegetables to farmer's markets.  We caught up over crops of onions and snap peas.  It was a great learning experience for us to see all that goes into growing and preparing organic foods and having fresh vegetables for meals everyday was amazing.

Jeremiah and his aunt weeding

Eight ball zucchini, garlic and scallions ready for market 

At Lake Sunapee we took relaxation to whole new level.  We chatted, read, kayaked, swam, and ate ice cream.  The weather was perfect, the house amazing and the company wonderful.

We are now back in Oregon now and have been greeted by rain.  This weekend we head to Central Oregon and at the end of the month we head back to Taiwan.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

All-American Fourth of July

Family + BBQ + games + homemade cake and ice cream + fireworks = a happy 4th!