This afternoon, we had special visitors to the farm. Our friends, Don and Ginny Patton from Evansville, Indiana brought their niece and her son for a farm visit. Elizabeth and Franklin Roy are visiting from Boston, and Don wanted them to see the farm. We welcomed them, and John gave them a short tour through the buildings, mostly to see the farm equipment. They also wanted to see Ross’ horses, and barn-guy Matt showed them around. I think the size of the machines was surprising to Elizabeth. Son Franklin, 3-years-old, was quiet at first, but soon warmed to John’s attention. He was like a little grown-up, and spoke very well.
It is always a treat for us to host guests here, to share with them a little bit about what we do and how we do it. Hopefully, our love for our farm life and livelihood comes across, too. We are hopeful that the Roys will return to our farm when things are more active, and they can see some machines at work, rather than just in storage. Thanks, Don and Ginny for bringing some family members to see us.