Sunday Funday

When we first moved to Connecticut, we found a rental house through the Navy Housing office. It was tiny and uninsulated and impossible to heat and we totally loved it. It was owned by a cool old guy named Fred whose family has owned the land for 250+ years and had planted dwarf apples trees on a dozen or so acres. Our house directly faced the orchard. I spent the whole first year in the house perfecting my apple pie and working weekends in the red barn where Fred ran a pick-your-own-apples business. It was an amazing experience and I met a ton of interesting people. One those people was Miss Happy, Fred’s girlfriend (I use the term for lack of a better one, both Fred and Happy are in their 60’s) who is the most fascinating person ever. She has a degree in piano from Julliard. She used to work for a publishing company in NYC that sent her all over Europe to discover talented new writers.  And now she owns a vineyard here in Connecticut. This weekend was their annual Harvest Wine & Food Festival which we’ve never attended before but will definitely not miss in the future! They had a dozen food vendors, live music, all the wine you could want (Thanks for the bottle, Happy!) and tons of people chilling in the grass having a great time.

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4 Responses to “Sunday Funday”

  1. Amanda says:

    Perfect day for it too! Hopefully next year we will get to join you instead of tending to a snot filled child!

  2. lalaland13 says:

    I’m not really a drinker, but oh my, I need some of that cheddar bread right now.

    And I think you’ve found a way to get him to take to the bottle: use an empty wine one! If he gets a little tipsy from the traces of alcohol, well, he’ll just sleep a bit better.

  3. Erin (i need to think of a fake name) says:

    Crap, I already made all my comments on these pictures on facebook! But I think we need to come up for this next year, it looks really fun!

  4. Mz E says:

    That pic w/the wine bottle is priceless!

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