This morning at 10 a.m. EST, skies were blue and a west windy breeze made for good running/walking conditions for this year’s Quarry Farm 5K. Participants passed Birder Deb who played the theme from Rocky at the Mallaham Bridge. They navigated through one goodly gust of soybean dust kicked loose from a harvesting crew, turned around at the halfway point where Rita called out split times, then returned to cow bells at the finish line.
FIrst Run Finish, Men: Frank Ordaz First Run Finish, Women: Erin Firch First Walker Finish, Men: Jay Shapiro First Walker Finish, Women: Lois Seitz First Child Finish: Titus Haselman First Team Finish: Lois Felkey, Phyllis Seitz, Susan Seitz
There is rain this afternoon to tamp down the bean dust. Still a few oatmeal/white chocolate/dried apricot cookies, too (but not many). Much thanks to everyone who came out in support of a beautiful day and what we do.
This past Sunday, September 16, neighbors from up and down Road 7L and from various points around the block visited for an open house. All gathered under the red roof of the Seitz Family Pavilion for cookies, muffins, sandwiches and lemonade.
The sky was blue, blue and more blue, the goldenrod positively gilded and the butterflies flitted on cue. Plenty of mosquito repellent was applied to skin, enough to allow for guests catch up with friends, and for others to walk the gardens and the trails of the nature preserve.
Truly was a beautiful day for the local unveiling. The door is open for many more educational programs, photo and sketch walks, family and group meetings, or just a day or an hour away for one or two.
If you haven’t checked out the ABOUT or WORKSHOPS AND PRESENTATIONS pages here at http://www.thequarryfarm.com, I think this photo from Sunday speaks louder than most words. But don’t let that stop you from perusing the menu anyway.