Easter Weekend at the Farm: Grandpa’s Birthday

Date April 15, 2009

Two cakes and five grandkids singing you happy birthday ain’t bad.

Easter Weekend at the Farm: It’s River Time!

Date April 13, 2009

It’s spring, and it’s been a wet spring, so the river at the farm was deeper and faster than normal — the various gravel bars that are generally above water or at least wadable were well submerged. So, Brett hauled out the inflatable raft. Eldest grandkid first — Tyler demonstrated how it’s done: Next, it [...]

Easter Weekend at The Farm: Potatoes

Date April 12, 2009

I’ve just uploaded 30 photos from our weekend in West Virginia…and I’m struggling to figure out how to break them up for a series of posts. Going with the, “If you don’t know where to start, start anywhere” approach, I’m going with “potatoes.” Potatoes. As in “potato gun.” Benton and I made one a couple [...]

Seven Grandkids, One Farm

Date July 12, 2008

Three households of Bob/Pam grandkids convened at the farm for several days the week leading up to the Fourth of July. Shortly after the first group arrived…the power went out. Four hours later, Bob got the generator running. 15 minutes later, the power came back on. We’re just happy that Bob didn’t wind up with [...]

Fishin’ in West Virginia

Date April 14, 2008

I wrapped up an utterly exhausting week in Austin by getting 3.5 hours of sleep on Friday night, catching a 5:40 AM flight back to Columbus (via Houston), and then getting in my truck to drive 3 hours out to Bob’s farm in West Virginia. I arrived shortly after 2:00 in the afternoon, which meant [...]

The Inaugural Farm Trip — Part Deux

Date September 3, 2007

In my last post, I promised mention of the two main adventures of the weekend. We’ll start with an incident that will, henceforth and forthwith, be referred to as, “When Two Rocks Collide.” The picture below is from Sunday morning, when Julie and I and the five cousins headed down to the river for some [...]

The First Trip to “The Farm” Since We Moved to Ohio

Date September 3, 2007

Depending on how early you started following the Wilson Migration of 2007, you may or may not know that: 1) The beginnings of the move happened at Bob’s farm in West Virginia over the holidays, and 2) being within long-weekend distance of said farm was a big draw of Columbus. Labor Day weekend marked our [...]