The summer season started in full swing this weekend for the Potters. Our dear friend Diana was in town, so with her we sauntered through the Portrait Gallery (my fave Smithsonian Museum), dined al fresco (isn’t that what summer’s all about?), and then caught a late-night movie. After a few hours of sleep, we woke up early Sunday morning to meet up with my classmate Charlotte and her boyfriend Jeff for strawberry picking (such a great idea, Charlotte!) at Homestead Farm in Poolesville, MD, a gorgeous forty-five minute drive from here. It was amazing! Apparently this has been an fully operating family farm since 1763–for a Colorado girl, this is impressively ancient.
It was great to be out in the country, picking glistening strawberries under the hot sun. Our hands were red with strawberry juice by the end of the morning, but for the seven pounds of strawberries we gathered, it was well worth it. After our time in the patch, we strolled around the grounds. Homestead had darling farmhouses on the property, ponds, baby goats, a produce market, and acres and acres of tart cherries, blackberries, strawberries, grapes, and apples. We’ll surely go back next fall for autumnal provisions!
We rounded out the day with a farewell bbq for our good friends Greg and Ruthie. They moved here two months before us and are now moving back to Denver (don’t even get me started). We’ll miss them so much, but we all know it’ll only be a matter of time (meaning another four years or so…) before we’re reunited in our wonderful home city. Kiss the Mile High City for us, Greg and Ru!
As a final note, thanks to all my brave family members and friends who have fought and served for this great nation. I honor you today and always. And while I’m doing shout-outs, thanks to my amazing husband, who made my world by marrying one year ago today. I love you!