a weekend trip to kerr



happy monday! this weekend was wonderfully good. we packed a picnic & headed toward the kerr center for sustainable agriculture where luke now works. he showed me the many educational & research projects he is working on along with the beautiful landscapes this sweet, sweet place offers.







after the farm, we headed toward the pond for a cool dip in the water & dinner by the dock.







the kerr center is full of magic & i am excited to go back. i am so proud of luke's accomplishments & look forward to supporting him as he learns more & grows into his new career.
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other things happened this weekend, too. i cooked an entire WHOLE chicken from the local monastery in town. oh yes, i did! after staring blankly at the chicken for a couple of days, i finally dug in in & roasted it successfully. we have made three meals from the meat so far & plan to use the bones for broth. on saturday, i spent the entire morning at yard sales & filled up the back of the car with vintage goodness. we also visited the farmer's market & picked up a beautiful bouquet of wild flowers & our first weekly order of raw goat milk.

a good weekend full of time together outside- i couldn't ask for anything more.

love,
natalie

11 comments:

Emily said...

My you're up early! It looks like a wonderful weekend! Ezra loved the picture of the cows. :) "Cow! Cow! Cow!" Love you. (P.S. I got my garden planted yesterday!)

natalie said...

sweet emily, i wake up early to make luke's lunch for the day :) also, it is nice to do outside chores in the morning when it is night 90 or so!

Jenn/PaperPinwheel said...

I am loving your sweet blog and tend too!

Liz / Tangible Ingredients said...

what a magical little jaunt! congrats to luke at finding such a niche job for himself, and good luck to you as you start with your vintage business! love the shot of the cows.

bridgmanpottery said...

chicken from a monastery. How nice. I buy halal chickens rasied by mennonite farmers. Not organic, but whole and real, better than factory organic.

abby said...

that sounds like THE perfect weekend. I can't wait until it's swimming weather here. Very exciting that Luke is working in such an amazing place.

leedav said...

I don't think you guys could BE any cuter!!

Luke Freeman said...

That weekend definitely made me feel like we can really make it here in the Arkansas River Valley. These are great pictures! I should just tell the Kerr Center to hire you as their staff photographer.

I love you!

Julia said...

sounds wonderful! i'm so glad you're making the best of your new homeplace- however hard and lonely it may feel at times. xo

amy said...

natalie, i just can't say it enough... you two are just so beautiful together! what a perfect weekend! can't wait to hear all about your portland trip! come to philly next! :)

Ella said...

ok so i was about to say you couldn't get any sweeter as a couple and then i read Luke's comment and you guys did indeed just get a little bit sweeter.
these are gorgeous photos.

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