We found out a few weeks ago that Seidy's (the woman who founded the Copey Learning Center and my good friend) husband's family use to own our property many years ago. Danilo used to come up here regularly, so he's very familiar with the land and he was great friends with the man, Bernardo, who built the ponds and created the first trout business in the area. In fact, Bernardo, we're told, was instrumental in educating the community on how to raise and sell trout. Danilo would come up and help Bernardo (Bernardo was like a second father to Danilo). Bernardo got sick and died about five years after starting his business (about 18 years ago). Danilo hadn't been back to the property since. When we found this out, we thought it might be nice for him to revisit; not only because he holds fond memories working with Bernardo, but also because of all his childhood memories.
We invited Seidy and Danilo to come for lunch and tour the property. When they arrived, it was just starting to cloud over, but still no rain. Just as we were finishing our walkabout, it started to rain. Kevin made a fire and we sat down for lunch. I made Curried Squash soup with homemade bread with locally churned butter, Arugula salad and Balsamic cream cheese and red pepper stuffed mushrooms. For dessert, I served an Upside Down Pineapple cake. There were no leftovers, so I think everyone enjoyed the meal.
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