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July 14, 2011

Pizza Picnic

Some days when the work day is over, it's not really over.  Sometimes after the calves are fed their dinner, this is the last thing to do during Dominic's work day, there are extra things to accomplish in which there is not enough time to do during the work day.

When days like this occur, we try to make it a family event.  The other night, the kids, myself and Chloe packed up a pizza picnic, some raspberry lemonade and headed over to the portion of the property that sits behind Stafford Lake, where Dominic was already there and bulldozing some dirt.

It was one of those rare northern California evenings where the temperature was still at 80 degrees at 7 p.m.
Perfect picnic dinner weather.
No jackets required for a romp in the grass.  And thankfully Chloe's buzz cut was still in stickers pulling session for her.

After a quick dinner break, it was back on the extremely loud and ancient bulldozer for Dominic.   
Where do you like to picnic??

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Elizabeth said...

Looks like your family had a great time. You must not have the mosquitos that we have here in Iowa.

TexWisGirl said...

what a great way to share some family time amidst the work too.

Anna said...

I agree with Elizabeth about the mosquitos here in Iowa! Looks like some good family time!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

What a great and fun way to enjoy your evening!! My favorite place to picnic? Believe it or not, I've not been on one in a long time--I think it's time!! :-))

Suz and Allan said...

I love the pictures. Chloe's expressions are always entertaining. I've been following your blog for awhile and although I check your posts daily I've never commented until now. This is one of my favorite blogs to read each day. It reminds me so much of my childhood growing up on a farm and all the adventures involved!

Reena said...

I remember we would go out and meet dad for lunch. Great memories!

ann said...

The only picnic we do now is when the guys are in the field and I deliver their lunch and supper. What breed of dog is Chloe?

Nancy Grossi ~ Churned In Cali ~ The Wife of a Dairyman said...

@Elizabeth and Anna, not too many mosquitos here....I think it's just normally too windy for them!

@Suz and Allan, I'm so glad you left a comment, it's so nice to 'meet' you!

@ann, Chloe is a Maltese/ShiTzu mix...we love her, total lap dog! Thanks for visiting:)

Katie said...

Fun family time! We try to stop for a day once a week in the summer for a picnic in our "city" (of 1000 people) park. It sometimes is homemade picnic I make and other times it's pizza from the local shop.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Picnics are so much more fun than just eating around the table :-)

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Hi There, Thanks for coming to my blog. I am SO enjoying yours. I love reading about your lives--and the fact that you try to keep things as healthy and wholesome as possible for the family. It's never easy when you are young and raising children.

We are retired (raised 3 sons --and have 5 grands) and living the Golden Years the best way we can --traveling, gardening, birding, etc....

I love picnics --and yours sounds so NEAT--meeting hubby out there where he is working... Love it!!!!

Come back to my blog anytime and I will return to mine.