~Ohio and Back Again~

We made it to Ohio and back safe and sound.  It was a very fun trip and all of us had a great time.  Sr. John Mary made her Perpetual Vows and it was so beautiful and touching.  I am very thankful that we were able to be there.  She belongs to the Sisters of Reparation to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus.  Sr. Mary James also made her vows!  What a blessing it was to have witnessed something so great.

There was a wonderful pizza party out at the Ryland farm and the outdoor pizza oven made the best pizza ever!!  There were new people there to meet and many of us from Minnesota and even Sr. John Mary’s sister Tessa and family flew in from California.  It was extra fun to see so many of our friends out at their farm.  Thanks to the Ryland Family for the warm hospitality and to all of the cooks who prepared the food. (Melanie and Mary etc.) Sorry about the poor quality in some of the photos, most were taken with Jessi’s phone.

The week went by way too quickly, but we sure had a grand time.  I’ll post more pics and then be back to report on the bee, honey and apple situation!  We’ve had a very busy few weeks since having returned back to Minnesota and thank God for getting us there and back safely.  Also, thanks to my Marisa for staying home to milk, do chores and keep the boys fed.  She canned a bunch of food and froze even more for us while we had all of the fun.  What a trooper she is.  Caleb and Fred did their share of work as well, of course, but the worst part I think was Reece’s job:)

The Dougherty Family, The Sows Ear, hosted a very large bonfire as well.  It was the largest bonfire I have ever seen.  The food and company were fabulous.   Thanks to them for all of their warm hospitality as well!!  Beth, Luke’s mom,  made sure we had plenty of home baked treats during our visit and it was fun to see her almost every day.

Not much time to load any more pics.  This post has been stalled out for way too long.  Back soon with some updates of all the things we have been up to.

Any locals, we delivered another shipment of fresh, Yellow Medicine County honey for sale, Brad’s Market in Minneota.  Stop in and pick some up; you’ll love the white clover flavor!

About Callens Honey Farm

We live on a small family farm located in S.W. Minnesota, near the South Dakota border. The source of our honey is from white and red clover. The honey appears as liquid gold in color. Our honey is extracted using a hand cranked centrifugal force extractor. Then the honey is screened once into a holding container from which we later fill the small honey bottles. We do not heat treat the honey nor add any other ingredients. Pure and natural is our Minnesota honey! What could taste better?
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9 Responses to ~Ohio and Back Again~

  1. Pina Petruccelli says:

    No mention of the Pennsylvanians, in Ohio, in your blog. Why not?:)

  2. Ohmy…what fun eh! um, pass the wine please 😉

  3. Marie Santucci Singer says:

    Coma –

    I saw you in some photos. What a treat to see so many of your family having fun.

    Love, Coma Marie

  4. Anet & Jim says:

    Loved the whole time we were there! Loved being a part of it all!
    La Famiglia e tutto

  5. momcat7 says:

    Sandra, glad you made it out this way safely. Looks like you had a lovely time. God Bless you all!

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