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 -
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 --
We toured the farm, taking in lovely scenes like this greenhouse garden with rows and rows of beautiful tomatoes, chard and more.
There were beautiful rows of grapes, a lovely vineyard.
Here is the pretty Terra Bella Farmhouse.
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.
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.
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!