Pennsylvania Dreamin’ on Such a Summer’s Day
the Brown barn in the sunset

Here are some pictures from our time in PA. We had such a great time reuniting with family, and the farm. 

It’s a family farm, to be sure; my mom grew up with dairy cows, but the pastures are full of wildflowers now. Some hay will be harvested by a neighbor, but there are 80acres of nature to roam through. Being there reminded me why I have this urgency about getting our family out in the country. We have a lot going for us here in the city, but the way the girls were free to explore and enjoy the things I remember enjoying myself, that is what I dreaded leaving even when I was a kid. It was hard to pull them away and drive the 10 hours back…

picking wild berries 
wearing wildflowers and hiking 
reunion attire designed and printed by my mom & I.
Naomi kayaking on the pond by herself! 
riding ponies 
paths on the farm.
sunset over the fields
Activities not pictured:
hobo pie making
baby passing
smore eating
four wheeling
rock painting
sleeping over with cousins
yard sale-ing (we were like American Pickers up there!)
riding through Amish country
good food enjoying
stepping back in time
visiting, loving and being loved
It’s amazing how many memories you can fit into a 3 day period. Thanks to my aunts, uncles, cousins and grandma for all that you planned!


  • Joy Posted July 8, 2011 2:36 am

    It sounds like an awesome getaway! I love that area of the country. 🙂

  • geetabean Posted July 8, 2011 1:45 pm

    Looks like you guys had a great time! Have you ever thought about moving back up there? I hear the soil up in PA is much better for growing!

  • school house oils Posted July 8, 2011 2:36 pm

    Gina we'd probably consider it, but there's not a whole lot going on in Titusville & the growing season is MUCH shorter. it's tempting…

  • The Yellow Door Paperie Posted July 8, 2011 2:49 pm

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful day, this has always been a place I've wanted to visit!

  • Rachel Posted July 9, 2011 2:26 pm

    seeing forget me nots in the wild would be a dream for me! what a beautiful and happy place and time for y'all.

  • Nicole Spring (Frontier Dreams) Posted July 11, 2011 5:01 am

    Gorgeous. You have me PA dreaming!!

  • Cochran Farm Life Posted August 1, 2011 5:26 pm

    I'm in Love with this barn!

    You could live vicariously through our farm blog.

    Great idea with the green tomato relish!

    (I've been looking around, but I have to get back to my life!)

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