“What do you mean?”
“We’re not moving.”
“We already crossed the whole lake, Mom. We’ve been moving.”
“You mean I missed the whole trip? I was reading the newspaper!”
Turns out the voyage was so smooth she’d somehow missed that we were moving. Ah the joys of long trips on little sleep. I know she’d been glancing out the window, but somehow thought the water moving was just the current.
Our stop at Heart’s Delight Farm was amazing. Starting in 1903, William Miner built or renovated 300 buildings over the 15,000 acres in Chazy, NY (pronounced chay-zee). They raised and sold huge numbers of cattle, pigs, horses, chicken, corn, and celery. He was a brilliant man who had grown up a poor orphan but invented so many types of railway equipment that he became rich at a young age. The farm was run based on all the scientific knowledge and technology available at the time, and they were constantly researching and working to make things even more effective. They even built their own dams right on the farm to run electricity to the whole thing—the Miners had electricity before the governor did!
Mom’s family had passed down the story that we are direct descendants of William, but recently Mom had contacted the farm and discovered he didn’t have any children. It threw us for a loop and we realized we were actually cousins of him.
Throughout the beautiful gardens and farm, there are garden stones or signs posted with poems or sayings that remind the reader to appreciate the beauty given us by the Creator.