Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Farm Dinners, 2012

It was a dark and stormy night...

On the last days of July, it is easy to feel that summer will never end.  But on the first days of August, there is the realization that it will, and likely soon.  There is a seemingly paleolithic temptation, not fought, to feast on fresh foods, the casual company of friends, and warm weather activities.

In this spirit, many gathered for a Farm Dinner.

Flowers Sold By The Pound
Fresh from Britain and in rather good condition.
This Lilly skirt may be more oldie than goody.

Most of the food served for dinner traveled, not time zones, but less than 30 yards.

What couldn't be sourced from the farm came from local shores and other farms.
After an ominous rumble, many iOS and Android devices were reflexively retrieved.  All eyes fixed on the radar.
The winds started up and the subsequent courses arrived a little more quickly.

Under the whipping flags and bowing trees before the storm.


Ryan P. said...

I can't imagine a better way to spend a summer evening. Thanks for sharing Muffy!

PS: Don't worry, your skirt looks great.

Ben said...

I love your farming posts the most. Thank you!

John said...

I'll second Ryan's comment on your skirt. I like the monogrammed Boat & Tote too. You whisk me back to 1980 better than anyone.

Looks like a lovely evening was had by all, and the Land Rover is great. Personally, though, I kind of dig the vintage Ford truck!

Chris from New Hampshire said...

I like the recurring glimpses of friends in your posts in so many different settings. I feel like I am getting to know (and spend time with) quite a great cast.

BlueTrain said...

I loved seeing the photo of the Land-Rover. It looks like a two-door 110-inch version. I happily drove a 88-inch 1964 "estate car" version while I was in college. I later even owned two Rover sedans. I now have to accept that my V-40 is "good enough."

Summers around here are way too hot for comfortable dining under canvas but, just the same, my daughter is getting married in two weeks, under canvas, at Mt. Vernon. As long as it doesn't rain, I'll be happy.

Greenfield said...

What a fun evening! Those madras pants are yummy . . . same storm came through here earlier, deserving the old fishermen's name of a "black snorter!" Wanted to yell, "Auntie Em! Auntie Em!" ;)

Joyce N said...

Can you please tell me the name of the weather app shown in this post?
Thank you.

ANH Style said...

I like the vintage Lilly, and what a gorgeous setting! I envy you- I don't think I will be able to eat outdoors again until the heat starts to break here (Texas) in September.

Joyce N said...

Muffy, thanks so much for the weather app information. I have downloaded it and really do like it!
I also really like the Land-Rover!

Susan R said...

Where to begin?
1. Absolutely love the British wagon, but that red truck.....ahhhh, I wish.
2. Only a very confident man could pull off those plaid/madras trousers, so well done to him.
3. You look lovely in your bright Lily P. and cute, pink Hanna Andersson's.
4. How was the food that night?
5. I know one of the commandments says "Thou Shall Not Covet", but I find it hard keeping that commandment when I see that farm.