The first week of February brought extreme cold and a lot of snow. It also brought the Friends of Winskill group to the barn for their annual fundraising pick up day. Inside, in the two days prior to the pick up, we made 450 bags of kettle corn and 800 dozen donuts. And outside...well, it snowed like the dickens.
We usually make our kettle corn outside, but because of the snow and cold, we moved around our kitchen and parked the kettle corn machine right under the vent hood. And as it froze outside, we stayed nice and toasty as the machine kicked off heat. We always make our donuts inside, so no changes there, but some of our staff did struggle to make it in as the winds blew snow all over the roads and complicated travel for many people.
Despite the weather complications, we had such a blast with this year's Friends of Winskill fundraiser. They had an excellent turnout and raised funds to go towards recess and play equipment, classroom supplies, and--for this year especially--media for the school to help with their virtual learning efforts.
It's truly wonderful to see a group of people come together to do such good things for their community, and the Friends of Winskill group works so hard to give as much as they can--and they have a lot of fun too.
And for us, seeing our donuts do some really good things is the best part. We hope you all enjoyed them!
This two made "Wife of the Party" a household phrase here at the farm. And party we did with this bride and groom. They enjoyed every last second of their wedding day, from their vows to the zipline rides.
Congratulations Vanessa + Cody!
Photographer: Roots + Wilds
Bakery: Sprinkled Confections
Savannah and Dakota's May wedding was all about romance. They transformed our barn into an elegant fairy tale and wowed us all with their love for each other.
These two made us all believe in that fairy-tale, only-happens-in-books, once-in-a-lifetime kind of love.
Congratulations, Savannah + Dakota!
Photographer: Lightburst Photography
Floral: Country Crossroads
Baker: Greenbush Bakery
This couple? This sunset? These details? All of Mackenzie and Mason's June wedding was pure bliss.
Congratulations, Mackenzie + Mason!
Photographer: KMH Photography
DJ/Officiant: Over the Moon Weddings
Floral: Viola Gift Shoppe
Bakery: Creative Appeal
Probably one of the biggest belly laughs of our life happened during Jessica and Taylor's August wedding, when out walked a groomsman in (how shall we say this?) unique formal wear for a prank first look.
And we just kept laughing the rest of the day. It was such a fun time.
Congratulations, Jessica + Taylor!
Photographer: KMH Photography
Bakery: Vesperman Farms
This couple is truly a creative dream team, and probably two of the coolest people we know. The vintage details, from the cars to the details, were amazing and it was so cool to see their vision come to life on their wedding day.
Bakery: Blue Boy Bakery
Photographer: Kaci George Photography
The details for this beautiful mid-summer wedding had us talking for weeks. Equally unforgettable was this incredibly kind couple, who values everything we hold dear: good food, good fun, and the best family.
Congratulations, Jennifer + Clint!
Donuts: Vesperman Farms
Greenery hoops, soft pink hues, the perfect sunset, an impossibly sweet dog, and an amazing couple all added up to a beautiful, relaxing, and insanely fun June wedding.
Congratulations, Daniele + Braden!
Photographer: Alaytra Photography
This barn ceremony was gorgeous, filled with bright florals and even brighter smiles.
Congratulations, Ariel + Anthony!
Photography: Mish Photography
At a November wedding that literally made us stop to catch our breath, we were honored to witness Abby and Logan's marriage in a gorgeously sweet ceremony and then REALLY kick our heels up with their friends and family in the dance-off that followed.
Congratulations, Abby + Logan!
DJ: Excel Entertainment
Photographer: Katie Ricard Photography
Baker: Nancy Edwards and Vesperman Farms
Floral: Cuba City Greenhouse
Fun on the farm...in blog form!