When we bought the farm we realized that the property would be perfect for camping! Miles of trails, beautiful open fields, a brand new fire-pit, and access to the bathrooms in the house… I have to admit, however that I am not much of a camper – my idea of camping is a Holiday Inn Express 🙂
Fortunately, My cousins, Monte and Becca, like to camp so the property is getting some camping use. They were here camping last year when we had a visit from the bear – you can see the video on the “Critters” post at https://we-bought-the-farm.com/2019/02/24/critters/
On another occasion they camped in the barn when we had a torrential rain storm (they took advantage of the electricity on this camp-out and set up a projector and watched movies).
This Memorial Day Weekend they took advantage of the fire-pit and the newly cleared upper meadow and camped for 3 days. Wence, our friend, contractor, and realtor joined them for one night as well…
James and I took a night hike and he climbed up to the hunters tree stand…
They are quite the campers – 3 nights, one sick kid each night throwing up in the tent… and they still had fun! It seems that they can’t have a camp-out without some kind of excitement!
But I’m guessing they were happy to get home.
Monte even made a rope swing and then used the rope and a blanket to make a hammock. Pretty ingenious! He must have been a good boy scout!
One of the reasons we bought the farm was so that we could enjoy the outdoors. However, I am happy observing and experiencing my camping adventures through them… can’t wait to see what happens the next time!