Happy Fourth of July! We just got back from a weekend trip to our friend's incredibly beautiful family farm in the mountains of Virginia. It was such a restful and imaginative place filled with discoveries to be made, places to explore, and the beauties of nature. We arrived the evening of the fourth to a dinner with our friends, an exploratory walk around the farm (there's the old farmhouse, complete with a fossil table... more on fossils later!), and of course fireworks after the sun went down. Ben and the children have declared that we must buy a farm. In truth, I think they just adored our visit.