This has been a busy weekend. I had a wedding shower/cocktail party for my husband’s nephew and bride to be at my house Saturday night, and had to be in Yellville Saturday morning for a program, so I worked hard Thursday and Friday morning to prepare the house and food for the event, before I left town. I drove to Cotter Friday night to stay with friends so I could be there bright and early Saturday morning. My friends have a guest house right on the White River. Last year they got flooded but were able to salvage most things, by moving them to higher ground. Friday night the river was high and flowing, but Saturday morning it was down a good 6 feet. It is amazing how quickly they can manage the water levels. I drove over to the Presbyterian church in Yellville for the first gardening seminar hosted by the Marion County Master Gardeners. They did a great job organizing this event and had a really good crowd. As always, great food went along with the workshop. Their small but efficient group really did themselves proud. John Hopkins started off the event, followed by me on drought tolerant trees and shrubs, then after lunch Lucinda Reynolds was discussing drought tolerant perennials and then Elena Garcia was doing home fruit production. Lucinda graciously switched times with me so I could make it home before my party started.
I got home at 3:30, put the finishing touches on everything, started heating up food and setting up, and guests started arriving at 6. The last ones left about 11:45 p.m. and after cleaning up I was in bed at 1:00 a.m.! It was a very nice party, with a good mix of friends both young and old, and family. Clay and I were happy to host this event, and are sad we will miss the wedding, but we will be in Ireland with Master Gardeners.