WOW WHAT A PICNIC DRIVE AT FARMER’S DELIGHT!
Eleven turn-outs, including one under saddle, participated in a gorgeous drive from Farmer’s Delight Estate in Middleburg, through the historic Huntland Farm, and over rolling roads to a rest stop on Leith Lane, home of Mike Harper (MFH, Fairfax) and his wife Astrid. There the Coxes had prepared a lavish spread of puff pastry goodies, cheese crackers, etc. plus Champagne, lemonade, and water for what turned out to be an extended rest stop. The weather was bright and sunny, with a bit of a breeze. The Harpers had invited several of their neighbors to view our carriages and enjoy the treats and libations with us. It was a fun preview of what was to come.
Once back at Farmer’s Delight, host Cynthia Daily put together a generous picnic under huge shade trees. She provided a mountain of fried chicken and ham, with Club member’s covering the checker-clothed tables with a bounty of salads, pasta casserole, cheeses, stuffed grape leaves and all manner of deserts. There was, of course, plenty of wine to “pair” with the selections!
The Club is grateful to Queenie Kemmerer and her friend, Lili, plus social members Brenda Milne and Anita for their help in serving at the rest stop. Whips included Lisa Andersen, Barbara Wolfe, Tom Albert, Alcinda Hatfield, Mary Munster, Wayne Porter, Lil Jacobs, Carl Cox, Molly Savage, Yvette Harris,and Deb Bauserman (who rode her driving Haffie under saddle.) Club member Liz Callar took dozens of photos which she has posted on her website. Special guest was Cynthia’s prize winning whippet, who properly wore a hat as she accompanied her similarly adorned mistress on Wayne carriage!