We had a picnic to celebrate Old Farmer’s Day. Old Farmer’s Day is a national day that is celebrated as a throwback to sustainable farming and farming practices of the old days. The month of October was chosen for this holiday since, traditionally during this time, the harvest would be mostly complete and farmers could take a break from their labors to enjoy this celebration.
For our picnic, we grilled hamburgers outside, despite the cold. We served them with baked beans, macaroni salad, potato chips, cookies and ice tea and lemonade. Care Center families joined us as well. It was a fun (and yummy) way to celebrate farming the old fashioned way.
Hills was on one of the final legs of Ragbrai this year. We set up a booth to sell personal pies, water and ice tea. We had a lot of help from staff; it was fun but exhausting. Take a look at our pictures from that day!
We had a fun time participating in a couple parades this week!
We first went to Riverside for the Trek Fest Parade.
Then we celebrated the 4th of July in our hometown of Hills. It was very hot, but we still had fun! It was great to wave to all our friends who live at Atrium Village and their families as we walked by.
Who knows, maybe we will show up in your towns parade next? 🙂
Next time you’re in the Care Center, make sure to say congratulations to Maddie, our winner of the Going the Extra Mile Award for CNA’s. She is loved by the residents and appreciated by all. Congrats Maddie!