Just across the pond from our house is a beautiful old farm called Dear Foot Farm. Today they held their second annual neighborhood pot luck. It included a pig roast, and even had a "bean hole." This is a uniquely New England tradition, so I am told. Beans are baked in a cast iron pan, buried in a hole in the ground that has been lined with hot coals.
The day started off overcast and windy, but around noon- just in time for the event, the sun burst through the clouds.
Besides the incredibly delicious roasted whole hog, there were other cute pigs.
Inside the beautiful old barn there was an impressive array of pot luck food... crock pots lined up full of delicacies such as moose meatballs, soups, stews,chili, casseroles, cakes, pies, warm home made rolls, bowls of fresh made salsa and mounds of chips. The barn rang with chatter and laughter as people heaped their plates with good food. The roast pig was incredible... moist and tender with amazing flavor.
Just outside the barn there was a wonderful steel drum band.
There were lots of activities for kids... pumpkin carving, face painting, making apple cider, playing with hula hoops or croquet.
The last flowers of summer rubbed shoulders with pumpkins and gourds...
Small town living. It doesn't get any better than this.