Before we had school age children, we could always look forward to a family vacation together in the wintertime. Taking that time now means pulling our kids out of school – which we still do, but we know that won’t be feasible forever.
In the meantime, during the peak of Wisconsin awesomeness, Mike and I have a 24 hour weekend. While we love being farmers, now that the kids are getting older, it can be a bummer that our busy time is the kids’ free time and vice versa.
So this year, we are attempting to lay the ground work for a summer family vacation. By this, I mean that this year I will be taking the girls on a 5 day trip to Rock Island, two ferries north of Door County’s tip. Some other friends, along with their kids, will be hanging out for the week at the island’s group campsite. It should be a week of beach fun, playing with others, easy hiking, starry nights, campfires, relaxing, and just being together.
The only thing is, we’ll be going without Mike.
While we have been able to take a long weekend together (Portland!), the management and logistics of the CSA delivery demand one of us to still be here. Our long-term goal is that next year I’ll be able to go with them for a whole week, and Mike will be able to join us for a long weekend. But baby steps. Baby steps.
We’ll miss Mike!! But even so, I feel super excited for this adventure! This will be the longest I’ve been away from the farm during the summer season for over 12 years. And this will definitely be a first for the girls – a true Sconnie summer vacation. I just can’t say how excited I am! And just how grateful I am to Mike for being willing to hold down the responsibilities of the farm while I get to do this very special trip with the girls.
I’ll be sure to give a brief report next week via a short CSA newsletter that I’ll be sending out late on Tuesday evening. Please expect a late evening newsletter next week.
Thanks for reading and enjoy your veggies!