I grew up on a small farm in OR. My parents always had a huge garden, raised cows, pigs and chickens. My sisters and I had our own horses from age 5. It was so much fun getting to take our kids back to the place where I was raised. They helped in the garden and went fishing. They played and played some more. Our entire family got to come home to spend time together. My Dad cooked his FAMOUS ribs and BBQ sauce. We ate home grown vegetables and took the kids hiking. I went on trail runs with my sister. My husband and I did a 12 mile run in the hills and ran upon a rattlesnake sunning himself. It freaked both of us out. We celebrated birthdays and ate the most amazing cherry cobbler from the cherrs off of my parents trees. The five cousins had so much fun together. It was such a great way to spend a summer vacation. I am so thankful for my family and how I was raised. My parents taught us how important it is to enjoy the simple things.