When I was 20 years old, I was working in a hardware store while attending San Jose State. An "older" cute guy (25 years old) used to come into the store all the time to purchase items as he worked across the street. The owner of the store thought we should know each other so introduced us, 2 months later we eloped to Carson City, Nevada much to the horror of my parents because Frank hated the thought of having a big wedding. We just celebrated our 44th wedding anniversary this week and I still feel he is the most wonderful guy in my life. Where does the time go????
Over the years Frank has restored a great many vehicles, a 1960s Porsche; VWs; old trucks; 1933 Pontiac; so many, I have forgotten. His latest project is the 1947 Ford Tractor and it is now finished.
I love the design on the front
In a few weeks I have another customer who is having a special birthday party for a friend and has 40 people coming for dinner. The theme is country and wants lots and lots of farm fresh picked flowers for the table. When I finish those arrangements, I will post so you can see how they turned out.
We had our Pickled Dilly Bean canning class this week and had a good turnout and met lots of great people. We had some door prizes (floral arrangements) fresh watermelon from the garden; and a basket full of fruits and vegetables. Everyone learned how to can and went home with the finished pickled beans.
More canning classes are scheduled all summer long and will be held almost every other week since all the fruits and vegetables are becoming ripe. The next one is set for August 1st to can peaches and to make peach jam. Future canning classes will be to can tomatoes; learn how to make floral arrangements; making bread; painting furniture and lots more.
Don't forget to be a "friend" of Windmill Farm on Facebook as I post about the classes there sooner than on the blog.