JAIL Break – July 12

Another dance day for our family – no great surprise! The Berea Festival Dancers perform for the final day of the Berea Craft Festival, and then we drag ourselves to Happiness Hills, where we prep the rooms for the next guests. When we’re finally done, we’re completely exhausted, but it has all been worth it! JAIL…

JAIL Break – July 11

Another day of dance, ending with a big retirement party for Berea Festival Dancers Director Theresa Lowder. She’s passing the leadership torch to Jennifer, and this is day is all about celebrating the tremendous leadership she has given the group all these  years. This episode starts out with a collection of photos from the retirement…

JAIL Break – July 10

It’s a dance day for our family! We’re part of the Berea Festival Dancers, a performing troupe of middle and high school age folk dancers from the region. Jennifer started the group with her dad in 1984, and our dear friend Theresa Lowder took it over from him in 1988. These performances at the Berea…

JAIL Break – July 9

Life goes along with its usual steady pace on July 9, starting with a quick run to the Dollar General to pick up milk for breakfast, and then taking care of various chores before making a meatloaf for dinner and trying a slice of Grandpa’s yellow squash pie for dessert. JAIL stands for Jennifer, Alfredo,…

JAIL Break – July 8

It’s July 8th, and it’s time to find out what was in the Big Egg we collected yesterday! Other events today include taking time to enjoy the flowers at Grandma and Grandpa’s house, getting an oil change, organizing the tool room in the Barn, and frying up slices of zucchini for dinner – a summertime…

JAIL Break – July 7

Day 7 of our July Journey starts with the discovery of a really big egg in the chicken nest, but the day is too busy to investigate what might be inside it – there are rooms to prep for new guests, a potluck gathering to prepare for, and a surprise gift from Alfredo makes Jennifer’s day.…

JAIL Break – July 5

Ready for Day 5 of our July Journey! We start with a morning at the College Square, celebrate Grandma’s 84th birthday, catch and release a cute lizard, spend some time working on our new house, and watch a deer wandering through our field. When the work’s all done, we have a spitting contest on the balcony…

JAIL Break – July 4

Ready for Day 4 of our July Journey! It’s Independence Day, there’s a wedding at the farm, and we read a bit from Lord of the Rings during an afternoon rain. Here it is: JAIL stands for Jennifer, Alfredo, Isabel and Lydia. A few years ago we were inspired to create a video series about real…

JAIL Break – July 3

Ready for Day 3 of our July Journey! This is one of the shortest videos in our July 2015 collection, proving early-on that not all days are equally action-packed. But we do get a chance in this video to hear Alfredo’s perspective on our challenge, which is cool. Here it is: JAIL stands for Jennifer, Alfredo,…