The old outhouse makes an unusual backdrop but I'm sure Bob visited it a time or two.
Stephen encouraged Ian and Annie to join in....
and, of course, where they are, Mollie goes. "What ya doin', guys?"
Bruce took some of Bob's ashes out to the bean field, he said they spent many hours walking beans and solving world problems. Looking at the sky, he said, "I know you are watching, Bob."
Sprinkling some in the pond.....
Then it was getting time to go, one last family photo in front of the new, improved outhouse with the 'French' sign Leo made.
Back at the house the packing and loading was completed, Stephen and Kathy decided they had time to go to church with us before heading up the road to Sioux Falls. But first, one last goodbye to all the animals and stopping at the farm to bid Morris a fond farewell.
"Munch, snaarf, gobble, uhh, goodbye guys, come back soon with cat treats for me, I'm so underfed."
Someone sniffed and snuffled through church, okay, I admit it, it was me, but I was already missing them. Tears flowed freely at the last hugs as we pointed Stephen toward Sx Falls with the words, "Keep going North and WEST!" (He was a bit directionally challenged driving home from the reunion Sat night, he kept wanting to turn east.)
Bruce wanted to cheer me up so he took me out to eat in Cherokee, when we arrived home we found this surprise on the couch!
Flowers and a lovely card that each person expressed their appreciation for the farm experience and inside each bag, a Disneyland sweatshirt for each! (They live just 10 minutes away.) The tears flowed again, we love them!! Thank you so much!! Hope you had a good trip home.
Mollie is very subdued, but then maybe she just needs the rest.
I wandered through the house, doing laundry and putting the bedrooms back to order, not near as much fun as getting ready for them.
Ghost is smiling.