Sunday, May 31, 2009

Road Trip Sunday ~ Terra Bella

We continued our road trip weekend with a trip to the beautiful organic farm near Hatton, Missouri ~ Terra Bella. The owners of the farm are our long-time friends Howard Marshall and Margot McMillen. This lovely farm is dedicated to preserving the land and practicing sustainable farming. Howard and Margot were kind enough to host a “CD Release Party” for our son, John (the fiddler) during their open house at Terra Bella today.
When we first arrived, we were greeted by this beautiful Barn Quilt -
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The barn quilts are distributed across the state in an effort to keep this wonderful tradition going. If you'd like more information about the Barn Quilt Project, please contact Margot ~ her contact info is listed toward the end of this post.

Mr. W brought his wares (railroad spike garden trowels & more) to sell --
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We toured the farm, taking in lovely scenes like this greenhouse garden with rows and rows of beautiful tomatoes, chard and more.
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There were beautiful rows of grapes, a lovely vineyard.
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Here is the pretty Terra Bella Farmhouse.
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Here’s our fiddler, John. He wore this cool shirt that said, “I arm wrestled Johnny Cash at the 1987 Montana State Fair.” Such a big Cash fan, he is.
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A fun day ~ the old-time music was enjoyed by all. Also, it was wonderful to see a farm like Terra Bella thriving. Here is a collage of our fun day.

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Thank you, Margot and Howard, for hosting such a fun event at your farm! If you have any questions about Terra Bella, please contact Margot at margotmcm (at) socket (dot) net. Or call 573-642-6226. There are numerous fun activities going on at the farm this summer. For instance, Tuesdays in June (starting June 2) from 6-8 pm artist Corinne Williams will offer ART LESSONS for all ages. The class will utilize recycled materials, and will focus on "low-cost strategies to pump up your ability without pumping up the costs"! Cost is $10 for one meeting, $8 for each additional. Contact Margot if you're interested!
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4 comments:

Evening Shade Morning Latte said...

What a wonderful blog! I so enjoyed your Terra Bella post. What great pictures.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. I am definitely going to have to add you to my bookmark list.

~Warm Cozy Blessings

Walking on Sunshine... said...

What a beautiful farm!!! Love all the pictures you shared! You must be enjoying a fabulous trip!!!

Cheryl and Carman said...

Wow, sounds like a great time, beautiful pictures, I love the barn quilts.

OsageBluffquilter said...

Check out BT's shop this weekend, see if you think a barn quilt would look good on it! LOL
I'm sure John enjoyed his album release, looked like a great day.
See ya soon.

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