If you take one heavy downpour add in a pair of new waders what will you get? You’ll get a wild four wheel adventure, a trek through almost knee deep mud puddles and over knee deep creek waters and an amazing experience at the waterfall. Never a dull moment.

Now add a beautiful retreat and people on vacation and what do you get? A busy week of visitors. One of our recent visitors run their own farm, market and farm to table cafe, sound familiar? It also turned out that this couple went to the same Elementary school as Sean did. It’s certainly a small world and one full of surprises. Giving of our abundance has brought us so much joy. When you open your heart and your mind to new possibilities the rewards are immeasurable.

Now let’s take seeds, dirt, rain, sun add in a love of gardening and what do you get? A daily treasure hunt looking for ripe produce. While in the garden the other day I remembered something my granddaughter Tayler, then age four, said about okra. Tayler was sitting Indian style in the living room and told her sister, Kenzie, “Look how I’m sitting, it’s just like y-okra!” I think she meant to say yoga.

Take one worthy cause, Senior Hunger, a group of caring and dedicated volunteers and what do you get? Our annual benefit football game. This year our game is Sunday, September 10 beginning at 2 p.m. atthe Clinton High school football stadium. One hundred percent of all proceeds from the game will be used in addressing Senior hunger in our community. If you would like to participate or be a sponsor for the event registration forms can be picked up at First Security Bank, Main Street Florist and Lula Belle Boutique in Clinton. Pick up locations for Fairfield Bay are, The Fairfield Bay Conference Center and the Fairfield Bay Community Club.

If you have a heart warming story to share, would like to visit the retreat, need a hug, want to book a stay, or volunteer to help call, 501-253-4716, 501-757-2750, email grandmayogi7@yahoo.com, text or message me on Facebook through The Dirty Farmers Community Market page.