We agreed we wouldn't do another party this big for at least ten years, but we will someday cook a whole steer!
Mumsy of course was the brave one who ate the tail.
Elliott with charcoal face paint
Ben and Al getting ready to dig in to the pig
The China Box gets lit
Flower arrangements by Sherry and Carrie and the kids. Sherry rolled her car on the way up and we were so happy she was OK. Her dad gathered wild sunflowers for us which combined with some roses and foliage from Carrie's turned out beautifully.
The deck was the stage.
The piggy packed and ready to go. It spent the night in the bathtub on ice!
The dance floor was set up a few days ahead and Alice danced and danced and danced.
A rare gathering of all three of us girls.
We got a tent in case it was cold. It was amazingly beautiful weather so it was great for shade.
Calf roping - kids also petted the calves and horses, played in the ditch, swang on the swings. It was a wild night, and Charlie and Ben shut it down drinking whiskey at the campfire.