For days Nora extolled the virtues of Rachel Banks to our friend Ingrid.
"Rachel Banks did this. Rachel Banks did that. Rachel Banks is coming back for a visit. I can't wait to see Rachel Banks."
Rachel interned with us for a few weeks last fall and then again in the winter. She visited in the spring and is now with us in summer. She drove all the way from Missouri to attend a family wedding and then headed our direction with her two brothers. Thankfully they arrived while the rest of the gang was watching Food, Inc at the Grandin Theater.
I say thankfully because that gave Nora the opportunity to give Rachel and her brothers the tour of the farm, to show them all the new stuff like the chicks and the hay and the garden. The boys helped me pick some carrots and turnips and cucumbers. Nora updated Rachel on all the animal happenings.
We are so happy Rachel is back for a visit. They immediately jumped in and helped transfer the pig to a new area with fresh grass. We all had a supper on the deck of curried potatoes and cabbage, spaghetti squash and fresh tomatoes and carrots. The boys drank many glasses of goats milk. Then we had a delightful tea party with the girls, Ingrid and Rachel. We used our best manners (most of the time) and laughed and laughed and laughed. Then the thunder rolled in, the rains poured down, and little girls and big girls ran out to dance in the deluge. (but not the Mom.) Lightening drove them all inside.