Happy 2015 Blogosphere! With the second anniversary of our farm coming up as well as our first coffee harvest around the corner, I thought it was time to reinvigorate this ignored little blog. So that I can resume regular posting, I need to get all of you lovely readers up to speed with some of the great things that have been happening since I last wrote.
One of the best and most important things was that Doug and I got married in October! We had a lovely farm-to-table, rustic themed wedding in Chicago and it was just perfect. It was wonderful to celebrate with all of our friends and family; we had such a great time. The photos below are from Bobbi & Mike's unboxed photo booth. So fun!
Also, we owe a huge THANK YOU to all of our wonderful vendors. Our wedding turned out exactly as we had planned (in some cases even better than we had planned) and having planned it mostly from Hawaii, we owe it to them for executing our vision so flawlessly. If you live in Chicago or are planning a wedding there any time soon, here is a list of our great vendors.
Below is our beautiful wedding video from Rewind Documentaries. Didn't they do an awesome job!?
After our wedding we went on a fun mini-honeymoon for a couple of days to Napa and then a full honeymoon a month later to Costa Rica. We followed this up with a family vacation through the Panama Canal! It was a whirlwind of traveling but so fun!
After we got back to the farm, it was back to work as usual. The deck project got finished - which I plan to blog about in detail another day. But for now here is a teaser photo of the woodfired oven.
Going a little out of order, I know, but in early October, our goats Swarley and Kesha gave birth! I even helped deliver the babies. It was an amazing experience.
Now that they are over four months old, we will be butchering the boys this week. I wish I could say that I am sad to see them go, but they are so annoying and are constantly breaking out of their pens and running wild, so.... Next time you see them it will be in a picture of delicious food :)
Another happening was Christmas on the farm. It was pretty low-key but a really fun day celebrating with our WWOOFers. Good food, fun and gifts were had by all. We even made some of mine and McTav's "famous" hot chocolate.
Some other exciting things that I hope to post about soon are our farm to table dinners starting in March, Doug's cheese making, the Kona Sunset Market on Wednesday evenings and a great new relationship we have started with Slow Food Hawaii. Stay tuned!