Wednesday, August 31, 2016


 What a wonderful place to land as first stop on our wedding road trip! Saturday morning found us (myself and my good friend Donna) winding our way through the mountains to the west of Redding headed for Ferndale.

 A mutual friend was tying the knot and we were each others "date" to the affair. 

After traveling for about three and one half hours we landed at Trinidad beach in you guessed it Trinidad. We met up with Donna's granddaughter Brittany and her brand new to her fiance Jon. Jon had just proposed to Britt the night before on bended knee and after asking permission of her Grandmother , Grandfather and father. Just love the respect this showed on Jon's part. Not the best photo below but from the smiles one can tell  the future bride and groom are pretty excited!

Then we took a stroll on the beach pictured above and had a nice lunch in a cafe up the hill with the happy couple. A great beginning to an epic weekend!

After checking into the Ferndale Best Western Country Inn (a lovely place by the way) we finished arranging the gift for the happy couple. What did we give? Since the couple are both up to the eye  balls in the cow dairy industry we choose a nice plastic tote with some sturdy clean up towels for the milk room. Added a Jersey crossing sign. Similar to the one to the right only with a Jersey likeness and Jersey Crossing on it. We then added a nice round of Cowgirl Creamery cheese , some cracker selections and a bottle of wine. A change into our party clothes and off we went to the wedding . Whch was in the front cow pasture of the dairy and decorated to the nines in country flair. Below is the tent set up where after the ceramony about 100 folks toasted, ate , drank and danced into the night. Still wondering what the herd of Jersey thought about the invasion.

Bright and early we were up and on our way Sunday morning headed south on  California's infamous coastal highway 1. Miles of beautiful ocean to see

 and we landed at Glass Beach in Fort Bragg.  
read the link for a bit of history. And this is what we found.

After the beach we turned off at 128 going to Boonville and found some lunch at the Boonville deli in Anderson Valley. The town was pretty quite but won't be in a couple of weeks when the county fair begins. Sheep dog trails and a huge fiber show including a contingent from the Navajo people sharing their many fiber talents. After a brief visit with a goat friend in Hopland off of highway 101 just south of Ukiah we headed home around Clearlake and up I-5. 

Back home for a few days pen cleaning commences today along with a copious amount of laundry. More post to come with the setting up of the new loom, soap making for the revival of the Soap Works on Ash Creek and more. Stay tuned as you won't want to miss what is happening at Walnetto Farm!



At September 2, 2016 at 7:14 AM , Blogger Buttons Thoughts said...

What an incredible weekend away. I will stay tuned to the back to the farm stuff now:) B

At September 2, 2016 at 8:50 AM , Blogger Goatldi said...

Thanks for your visit and comment. Love your blog!


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