A Picnic in Our Backyard

One of the things that drew us to this house is the two acre yard. Maybe yard isn't really the right word for it. It's burly and unkempt, there are many, many very tall trees and the grass is really more like a weed. But we love it because it's secluded from the world and because it's ours.

So this weekend we carved out time and had a picnic. It's still warm during the days here in Raleigh, but I was craving some fall food. I baked a loaf of bread, which I promise is easier to do than you might think and Pat made chili. 

There are a few things I keep handy for impromptu and stylish picnics: a couple of great blankets, one for the ground and one to take the chill off, a basket with a handle for carrying everything out, good containers for food and drink, and wood boards for serving bread, cheese and anything else that benefits from a sturdy base.

Picnic-ing was a regular thing when we lived in Boston. We would pack up a bag and head out to the nearest park. We've always loved doing it, so now that we have a wooded yard I want to keep the tradition going. 

Here are a few photos of our afternoon! Hope you had a wonderful weekend.

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