With all the responsibilities on a farm and creamery, many people will understand how hard it is for families that farm to take a vacation. Maybe one day our entire family will get to go on vacation but until we feel comfortable doing that one of us always stays at the farm while the other is gone on a trip. Brynlee and I were the lucky girls that got to go on a trip to Key West this past week. It was beautiful! This picture was taken on the beach of The Dry Tortugas Island. We missed Dustin while we had fun in the sun but hopefully one day we can go back as a family. Now it's time to focus on preparing for kidding season! #thankful#drytortugas#keywest#fortjeffersonnationalpark
Yesterday we took a #seaplane to #drytortugas and #fortjefferson. It was the highlight of our trip to #keywest. Amazingly beautiful and rich in history... a check off the bucket list for sure. Plus riding in the seaplane made me feel like Jimmy Buffet.... or was that the pre-trip rum runner 🤔
"In the presence of nature, a wild delight runs through the man, in spite of real sorrows. Nature says, -- he is my creature, and maugre all his impertinent griefs, he shall be glad with me." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Emerson met with John Muir at Yosemite in 1871. Muir wrote of Emerson "Emerson was the most serene, majestic, sequoia-like soul I ever met. His smile was as sweet and calm as morning light on mountains. There was a wonderful charm in his presence; his smile, serene eye, his voice, his manner, were all sensed at once by everybody. I felt here was a man I had been seeking. The Sierra, I was sure, wanted to see him, and he must not go before gathering them an interview! A tremendous sincerity was his. He was as sincere as the trees, his eye sincere as the sun."
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