The Farmer’s Eve Barbeque and dance fundraiser in St. Louis tonight was a success. The place was packed, hundreds showed up at Blueberry Hill and ate barbeque and vegie shiskabobs and all the fixings. Farmers donated the food, chefs donated their time, musicans donated their music and many more volunteers did everything else. There is a lot of love in St. Louis this weekend! People are coming together to raise money to keep families on the farm, and bring more young folks on to the farm. And we are going to hear some great music and we’re having a great time, too.
Friend of Rachel, Rachel, Freddie and Ruth, at BlueberryHill
I have been hanging out with this wild bunch. (JoJo, her sister Lilly, Cherie, Jodi and Pat)
The band 7 Smart Fellers was lively, and everyone was in a mood to celebrate.
Lots of Farm Aid volunteers and the television crew and broadcasters for Farm Aid are staying where I’m staying. They are all working hard, buzzing around. I shared a ride with a man in the elevator, a young guy in his thirties, who told me it was his first year volunteering for a Farm Aid concert. He told me he had never worked so hard before in his life and he had never had so much fun in his life. And he couldn’t wait until tomorrow, to get up and work some more.
I can’t wait for tomorow, either! I’d better get some sleep.
And today was Poodie’s birthday, so we all took a minute to toast Poodie.