We had a lovely Whole Planet Picnic; and generated a lot of nice ashes for the crops. Attendance was down just a tad- I'm thinking it may well have been the price of gas, in fact. More people than usual had responded "sure, we're going to try to come" - and then didn't. And it may have been the realization later that it was just crazy expensive to drive 80 miles, now.
That's fine, of course, though we missed a bunch of folks. We're assuming they had their own version at home - though it likely didn't match our spectacle-
Hope yours was as nice! By all means, let us know here. I still think this is a tradition that has legs- more folks will join us each year.
Right now- I'm off to lay sod in the cool of the morning; boy it's sweaty work in the noonday sun. Pics of our "barn-sinking" coming up soon.