Tuesday, August 1, 2017

It's that time of year!

     YES!  It IS that time of year again!  How often do we hear that....however....for me it means something entirely different! When I begin to see the tiny little clusters of green berries hanging from the trees on the side hill, slowly taking on a red, then burgundy color, I know.... it's that time of year again!
     I remember as a child when my Mother would get all
my sisters and me together to go pick chokecherries, I 
really did not like doing it!  It was hot and the berries
were difficult to pick and it took a long time and it seemed like it took forever to fill my bucket, and ....I 
could go on and on!  Now, however, I love being on the
quiet side hill, with no one around but the birds and the
sound of an occasional car passing by on the road below.
It's actually quite relaxing and allows plenty of time for
private thought. Everything just depends on your perspective...

    From my perspective...I love my life in the country!  I am truly a "farm girl!"  I love sharing a bit of my country life with you and the peace I feel.  The Chokecherry Festival allows me that opportunity and I'm glad  you love it too! Circle Saturday, September 16th , on your calendar for the 2017 celebration. 

                                                           This old fashioned, farm-house cupboard will be filled as full                 as possible with  flavorful chokecherry jelly and syrups...just waiting for you! When you step through my front door, the odor of raspberries, peaches, jalapenos, strawberries, fresh rosemary, sage and basil fill the air! I thoroughly enjoy tasting every new recipe idea I come up with...and I've got some new ones for you to try this year!

My "farm-boy" husband will be on hand to take you on a wonderful ride to pumpkin patch!

 There's always plenty of fun for the kids, while the parents stock up on the famous "Fudge Fairy" delicious goodies!

   I'll add the schedule soon, but save the date - Sat. Sept. 16th - and be prepared to enjoy a beautiful fall day in the country!

See you soon - I'm out picking chokecherries! 

Thursday, September 8, 2016

                                  The Woodland Chokecherry Festival 

                                          September 17th, 2016            


   I can't believe it is time for the Chokecherry Festival!  I have picked chokecherries under blue skies and warm fall breezes until the only chokecherries I can find are too high to reach from the top of a ladder or the bed of my pickup truck!  The birds have chirped and scolded at me until I have finally decided to leave a few for them to enjoy!  I am now busy making jelly and hope I have enough for everyone to enjoy!  I will keep making it until the 17th!  (Please note....the above picture is from last year, so the date of the Festival is Sept. 17th for this year!)

  The Trail Ride is under the direction of Jodi McNulty, JoDe Miles and Jen Brown this year!  I know they are excited about the plans and hope there are many who will join them!  Call Jodi @ 435-513-9799 or JoDe @ 435-783-2493 for sign-up and information!

   The 5-K Run and the Kid's Fun Run are headed up by Giselle Rasheta and others.  For registration and information, call 435-513-0834.

   The Boutique will be up and running by 9:30 with lots of interesting vendors, and of course, my chokecherry jelly and syrup!

   And...yum!  The Food Court is under the direction of Billie Jo Butikofer this year!  Knowing her skill with delicious food makes me hungry as I sit here writing!

   Of course, the Hay Maize will be up and running and it will be a challenge to get from one side to the other!

  The Kids' Games will be hosted by the South Summit Drill Team this year, so gather up all the kids you can find and come see what fun these talented girls have planned!

 Don't worry...just because I saved it until last, doesn't mean I forgot about it!  The Pumpkin Patch will be in full force with Earl at the tractor wheel taking us "over the river and through the woods!"  (Oh, wrong season -- but it's still fun!)

   Please cross your fingers and say your prayers that the weather will hold and be beautiful for us!  Just in case, I have bought a huge tent to cover us -- whether we'll need it for rain or shine, only Mother Nature knows!  I can't wait to see all of you! 

Friday, September 11, 2015

2015 Event Details

Friday, September 18th

Evening Trail Ride:
Contact Jodi McNulty at 435-513-9799 or Julie Woodard at 435-640-3738

Saturday, September 19th 

9:00 5K $20
Register at https://creativedownpour.wufoo.com/forms/race-registration-form/

Come enjoy the most scenic 5K in the Kamas Valley! Runners will be shuttled to the top of Bench Creek, and they will run West along Bench Creek Rd back to the old Woodland Church Farm. Runners are sure to catch some fall leaves or a few deer along their way. Water station provided, t-shirts, prizes, and raffles. $20 each. Day-of registration is also available, but t-shirts may be limited.
This year's race will serve as a fundraiser for competitive dancers at Body Motion Dance Company. This year's registrations will be limited to around 70 runners. Register now!

10:00 FREE Kid's Race
Come join us for a free kid's race. Divided by age and gender, runners compete for beautiful trophies. All participants receive a prize. Pre-registration through the 5K link is appreciated to allow adequate prizes for all participants. Check-in will begin around 9:30 as the 5K starts to wrap up.

All Day (10:00 am - 4:00 pm)

-Food Court
-Children's Activities
-Hay Maze
-Pumpkin Patch

4:00 pm Dinner Show