The 2016 annual Halloween girlfriends gathering was hosted by Teresa, at Hard Cracker Farm.
What does Hard Cracker mean............ Hard Tack is a simple type of biscuit or cracker,
made from flour, water, and salt. Inexpensive and
long-lasting, it was used for sustenance during
long sea voyages, overland migrations and military campaigns. It's literally a "hard cracker" that lasts for years.
This year we spent the weekend in the newly finished guest cabin. Saturday morning Teresa's hubby Davidcooked andserved us a fullbreakfast at the big house. Yea, he's a keeper for sure.
Sunday morn we had campfire coffee,oatmeal
and fresh pears from Teresa's heirloom tree.
Glorious weather and abeautiful view.
There is always something to delight theeye at Hard Cracker Farm. Step inside for a peek at Teresa's full size country dollhouse! My hubs made a walnut plate rack as my hostess gift. Teresa and David were over the moon. It matches the other walnut furniturein the cabin and luckily was just the right size The weather was so mild we were snug in our beds without a fire.
We played silly games by lamp light and laughed
the laugh that only girlfriends share.
The cabin has all the amenities,
including a flashlight in case we neededamidnight privy run.
The heirloom tree produced bushels of the biggest tastiest pears I've ever seen or eaten. Full of juice and crisp like an apple. Teresa's warm Pear Crisp dessert is delicious.
The ones at the top of the tree
needed some coaxing.
Cinders braved the ladderand was armed against the hailof pears as she shook the limbs.
Sunday we strolled the paths and visited the castle ruins at Ha Ha Tonka (laughing waters) State Park. Photo from: Ozarks Parks
Shelby wasour constant companion and protector fromthe Halloween goblins and ghouls.
As always, we had a great time catching up, laughing and sharing. Sadly, the weekend came to an end, but we look forward with joy to next year! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Happy Fall