Yes- Acorn is leaving for the weekend for family visit- boarding pass in one hand and a negative 'rona test result in the other. Blind Ho and Sam will take care of things, and stay out of trouble... Hopefully.
Past week has been spent cleaning house, tidying up, cooking-canning-baking. Garden and yard are groomed, livestock moved to new grazing. Should be easy sailing. Why does it seem there is so much work to get a house in shape before even just one person goes on a trip?
When Acorn returns, the farmers will try to "catch the train" and be "railfans" for an afternoon. The largest steam engine in the world is passing by within a 2.5 hr drive of the farm. Acorn is beyond excited.