This past weekend we had company. Now around here we don't have that happen very often. Especially if the company that's coming are blogger friends! To say I was excited is a bit of an understatement. At one point before everyone came I just about had a melt down when I found I'd scorched my pot of beans. Mars was great though. He gave me a hug, told me to settle down and things would be fine. Of course he was right.
Some of you may know Sandy from Oklahoma Transient. I'm happy to say that I've actually met her and her husband now! If you have ever wondered if Sandy could possibly be as nice as she is in her comments across the interwebs, I'm here to tell you she really is! And so is her hubby BullDog Man. He's got a wicked good sense of humor too. We're hoping to visit again soon since we are only a couple of hours from them. (Which in bloggerland isn't really very far!)
Who else came, you ask? Just one of the coolest homesteaders I know! I've been knowing Phelan from A Homesteading Neophyte. since back in the beginning days of the APN. I've always had a bit of "hero worship" (or should that be "homesteading worship"?) When I've had questions about things it was usually she and MMPaints that my buddy kymber and I turned to for answers. Those that walk the walk, ya know? Anyway, it was so great to actually put a real face to the name this weekend. She and her hubby are some seriously down to earth good folks. They brought Medium and Small with them too. Good kids. They got a little bored so Mars hauled out the pellet guns for them to do some plinking while we all sat up under the shade trees and visited.
One thing about bloggers getting together for a visit is that even though you may have never met in person before, you already have things in common. What's even better is that when you find that you could chat for hours and hours and never repeat a thing! I didn't take any pictures... Opsec ya know. I'm ashamed to say that I did get a little bit of food porn. hehehe.....
Phelan brought a hostess gift of some home made pepper jelly. I think she called it Lemonhead Pepper Jelly. I'll have to ask her again. Isn't it pretty???
Sandy was awesome and brought two pans of peach and strawberry crisp for dessert. It was really yummy with the whipped cream she brought to top it with.
Mars cooked a couple of racks of ribs on the pit. This is what was left of the ribs.
I'd tossed together a pasta salad and some cucumber salad, made some bread and punted. I opened a couple of jars of green beans to replace the dang burned beans and we called it done. I'll admit we had quite a bit of food left over though. I guess folks weren't as hungry as I thought they'd be. Either that or I just overdid it as I tend to do. Either way, we have leftovers for the week!
Such a great day with great folks. I'm so happy to have had the chance to meet Phelan and her bunch before they move to Kentucky in a couple of weeks. Speaking of that, you wouldn't believe how Phelan's Mr. lights up every time he talks about their new land. I might never get the chance to get together with them again. Unless I just get an urge to drive 900 miles of course. Who knows! I'm sure we will meet up with Sandy and Bulldog Man again. That will be fun too and we are both looking forward to it. It was an awesome day with some seriously cool people. How often do you get to do that?