this past weekend we headed to the western slope to join the colorado makers at a harvest party at peak spirits farm distillery. we helped pick some grapes. well, helped until ramona–overzealous for the sweet fruits–fell into the bucket, hit her head, fell onto me pushing me into a thistle bush. ouch. from then on we schmoozed with the good folks from black eye coffee, r.l. linden & co, and basta. other wonderful makers were there including ritual chocolate, dram apothecary, stitch & hammer, western daughters, and crooked stave.
after a tour of the farm, we laid out blankets and enjoyed the bounty: pizza, tasty meats and cheeses, cocktails, beer, and wine. there was music and chatting and some other little ones for ramona to run around with. at one point they were playing on a fertilizer truck and we just laughed, loving the fact that everything on the farm is organic and biodynamic. the colorado makers plan to host monthly gatherings to showcase what is happening and being made by skilled craftspeople around colorado. make sure to follow them on facebook to be notified of upcoming events.
after hotchkiss, we headed back to vail for a weekend with jp’s family. it was wet and cold–definitely the first weekend of fall–so we hung low for most of the time. we did find the most amazing pirate ship playground to take mo to to get her wiggles out. during lovely extended family weekends it’s always nice to steal away for some powerdriver family time.