Due to a year long project at work, I’d reached the point of needed to take time off to avoid Use or Loose PTO. A long weekend at Kowalski Mountain is always a great way to spend a little PTO and get in on the Labor Day weekend opening of archery season. So we took a quick weekend getaway to enjoy the holiday.
We were greeted at our gate with beautiful pumpkins growing along the bank. We planted only a few seeds and hope for the best.
Philip and I are both extremely patriotic, I always try to decorate the camp for the holidays. No one else sees the camp, but I enjoy giving the camp a touch of Americana, even if it’s just for us.
Of course, Philip needed to d a little mowing to try and keep up with it.
Weekend Getaway with Family
Joy Murphy, Philip’s mom, came along with us on our weekend getaway. She has her own place, but we typically share our main meals and each other’s company through out our trip. Here, she and I were taking a break at the campfire ring. She felt like the gravel was hurting Roxie, so she pulled up a chair for her to enjoy.
Sitting in the tree stand, waiting for a deer… maybe 2020 will be my year to get my first year. Find out here.
We always bring a trailer of supplies to Kentucky when we travel. Philip used the bobcat to unload this role of conduit.
We picked the pumpkins together!
It was still rather hot for a campfire, but we went ahead and had one. Toasting a few marshmallows is always a treat.
About the Author: Barbra-Sue Kowalski grew up on a small hobby farm. She was always drawn to farm life, however, she was stuck in an urban life far from her roots. Barbra-Sue was a single mom for 13 years, raising her 3 children on her own. She met Philip in 2018 and they married in 2021. Between the two of them, they have 5 grown children and 4 grandchildren. These empty nesters are following their dreams! As they both turn 50, they are building their off-grid homestead to live the life that they dream about. Learn more about Philip and Barbra-Sue here. Contact them here. To leave a comment on this post, please scroll down.