Thursday, July 14, 2011

Dog Day Afternoon

Sorry, quilters, this one is all about my puppy; coco.

On the spur of the moment, we decided to visit the family farm in Illinois for the 3-day weekend of the Fourth of July.  Quite a radical decision, since it's 850 miles away and takes 14 hours by car.

Three us drove and Two of us flew.

My FIL was an "Ad Man" in Chicago and purchased Illinois farm land about 35 years ago.  It really has become his legacy. We are so grateful to have Pioneer Farm in our lives.   Here are the living areas, which were built over many years.

Pioneer Farm -Main House

Loft House

Annex (garage with apartment)

It is a dog's heaven~  no leash, a pool, and lots of room to roam.

Here is coco's visit:

She learned to swim in the deep end

She learned to float

She learned to wait for us on walks

She inspected the tractor

She wandered through my MIL's prairie

She inspected the corn fields

She did an in-depth inspection of the flooded areas of the soy beans

She helped do the dishes

She enjoyed a bone in the front yard

She contemplated life on the front porch

 Then she slept all the way home

I wonder if she thinks it was all a dream.

Good girl coco!

26 comments:

Teresa said...

FABULOUS post! Good girl, Coco INDEED! What a beautiful family legacy! I've been working on my Dad's place in Alabama this summer...it takes a lot of work to keep these beautiful places going! Thanks for sharing Coco's journey (and yours!).

In stitches,
Teresa :o)

Jovita said...

There's a lovely song by Reinhard Mey "Es gibt Tage, da wünscht ich, ich wär mein Hund" - There are days, I wish I was my dog" .. am wishing I was your dog right now, I would have happily happily gone along with you to Pioneer Farm .. guess I'll have to dream about it instead.

Sew Unique Creations said...

Ooooo - can you say quilting retreat!!! What a beautiful place!

Crispy said...

I loved reading about Coco's adventures on the farm. I bet she thought she was in doggy heaven!! Now you know what she would want for her birthdays, Christmas, Easter......LOL

Crispy

Kate said...

Lucky pooch. Lucky family. What a gorgeous place.

Christine said...

your post made me smile, love it

wish I was her...
Christine

Barb said...

What a fun place for a dog (and people)...looks like a great place to rest and ponder life's mysteries.

Lori said...

What a wonderful farm and a perfect place for Coco!!

Me and My Stitches said...

Glad that Coco had such a wonderful vacation!

Miriam said...

What a lovely post! I hope you had as good a weekend as Coco!

regan said...

Looks like the perfect long weekend getaway!

Nancy said...

Coco's Excellent Adventure! What a beautiful farm and they keep it up so beautifully, too. A good trip for all.

Jan said...

Sorry?! Come on! What a wonderful day you all must have had. Such a beautiful place to get away. Lucky Coco :)

Kathie said...

oh how cute is that! finally you wore her out!!!!
What a great place, yes your all lucky to have that place in the family....great post,
Kathie

Pinkadot Quilts said...

What a great place, your own family compound! I have always wanted one to "fit" our family. Coco looks like she partied a little too much!

Shasta said...

Looks to me like she had a great time! What a beautiful place.

YankeeQuilter said...

Coco used muscles long forgotten on that trip! That is a beautiful farm for man and beast...and quilters...

Maureen said...

coco is a lucky dog! Pioneer Farm looks like a wonderful place to spend some time. How often do you go?

NeverBored said...

The best vacations are the ones the entire family can enjoy! Canine and human. I always enjoy seeing your pictures of Coco and hearing what she's up to, as well as what you are doing.

QuiltSue said...

What a fantastic place for dogs and their humans to enjoy.

Dixie said...

All looks wonderful! Your Coco is adorable!

taylorsoutback said...

Your Coco looks so blissful...nothing like a weekend in the country to tire a girl out...fresh air and room to roam!

Janet said...

Oh it's a dogs life, lol. I bet she doesn't want to come home but what a fabulous place.

Quilts And Pieces said...

No wonder you love your family farm! How beautiful is that! And looks like coco loved it!

Margaret said...

No she didn't think it a dream she just expected it as part of a dog's life. Wonderful pets that give as much as they get

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