|Clay was very busy, of course, but I followed|
as he was removing an empty keg so we could
chat a bit.
|That's Madison checking out the sound equipment. Yes, those|
are palm trees. They overwinter in one of the greenhouses.
They plan to grow their own lemons and limes next year.
I didn't take Maya with me and I'm glad. The crowd would have been overwhelming for her. She had been there last weekend and I had taken her for a good hike Saturday morning, so I didn't feel bad leaving her at home. There were several other dogs present, however, including a beautiful ridgeback and a little chihuahua sitting on a woman's lap wearing a "service dogs" vest (don't get me started on that topic). Madison, the resident mutt was around of course, soaking up all the activity and attention. She seemed to disappear later, however, and I expect she took herself out of the crowd and went someplace peaceful to sleep. She's very sociable but she's not a young dog and I expect she was worn out from the event, I know that Clay was by the time it was all over.
|There are two levels of porches that wrap three sides of the|
taproom/brewery, so you can adjust your exposure to sun
and wind as you see fit.
|There was music, corn hole boards, and a food truck. The food|
truck was gone by the time I got there, because they ran out
of food, but there were plenty of peanuts to eat at the bar.
|Inside, upstairs. This is envisioned as an event room, but there|
were tables and chairs and all were occupied by drinkers.
|This may have been when Madison was calling|
it a day and went off to find someplace quiet.
|The farm has been in the owner's family for over 200 years.|
It is, and always will be, a working farm, but now it's growing
grain for brewing beer.
|Stand, with hand on wallet, and repeat after me:|
I pledge allegiance to the satellite dish of corporate America,
and to the consumer culture for which it stands,
one economic market, infinitely ravenous,
with decadent excess for the few.
|The parking lot was way overfull, and this was in the evening|
after the crowd had died down.
|The taproom was a happening place right up to closing time.|