Last Saturday night we and about 400 other folks went to the Bailey’s Annual Barn Dance.
The Bailey’s farm is just a few miles from where the April 27th Tornado ripped through Shoal Creek Valley destroying many homes and taking the life of one of our friends, and a dozen other people. Although this has been a very, VERY hard year with MUCH loss for so many of our people, I am so THANKFUL that the Baileys chose to go ahead and have the Barn Dance this year. Even in times of loss and pain there are still reasons to rejoice.
Here is Mr. Bailey, who not only runs a farm with grass fed animals, but he and his wife homeschool their 5 children, all adopted from different Asian countries. They have created wonderful home life for their family and not only that, they have a heart for hospitality! We are blessed to know them!!!
The barn was filled with some of the sweetest fellowship you could imagine!
Mostly made up of Christians and homeschooled families.
And what would a Barn Party/Dance be without some bluegrass music?!
A couple of different groups played while everyone ate.
Notice the kids playing up in the hay?
I got to help judge the Pie Contest again this year!
I tasted all 23 pies in the under 16 category!!!
One thing you can say about these homeschool girls is that they can bake!
After everyone ate, a bunch of boys and men jumped up to move all the tables and chairs off the floor so everyone could start kicking up their heels with some square dancing!
Emma with the Bailey’s oldest child.
Emma and a bunch of her friends.
You can’t tell in this picture, but Emma has a broken foot so no dancing for this country girl!
The Bailey’s provided all the meat and everyone else was asked to bring side dishes.
Some of the men helped with the grilling.
This year there was a pig roasted.
WARNING, these pictures may offend you. If they bother you, please don’t email me.
This is a pit that was built for the pig roasting.
Mr. Bailey used his tractor to move the pig from the pit to the table for carving/serving.
Yes, it’s kind of hard to look at it this way, I’d rather not see his face.
Someone made the comment of him looking like he is smiling and maybe he is;
after all he had a great farm life and he has served his life’s purpose.
We should all have a smile at the end of our life if we lived our life according to God’s commands.
Yes, he was GOOD!
But I’d still rather not see his face.
The following video is how a pig is prepared for roasting and one way to roast.
It is REALLY GROSS, but you never know when you may be invited to a Barn Dance and will need to know how to roast a pig!