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October 15th, 2012 - Dawn-58330 said:

Rosemarie said it all and said it best! I had such a terrific time... my favorite Farm Outing by far... and the others were great too! Can't wait for our next get together!

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October 14th, 2012 - Rosemarie-58633 said:

Truly a great time and so absolutely thrilled to see familiar loved ones, meet new people and become "family." Thanks so much Tim for opening your heart and home to us. God bless you.

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October 14th, 2012 - Tim-100809 said:

Had a great hayride last night down to Clinton Falls. Went over the "haunted" Edna Collins covered bridge. Enjoyed a terrific dinner then down to the campfire for pumpkin carving contest results and lively conversation and games. Didn't get to bed until after 2 am for some! Hope everyone is having a fun time!!

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October 13th, 2012 - Brenda-74660 said:

Will offer prayers for the weather. Hope everyone has lot's of fun.

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October 13th, 2012 - Tim-100809 said:

Having a great time with a great group of people! Everyone down at the campfire cooking. Dutch over peach cobbler, hobo stew, baked beans over an open fire. Smells terrific! Had a rosary service at noon, recited prayers and sang hymns. Going to 5 pm Mass as a group, then back for dinner and possible a hay ride. Weather might become a factor later on but we're praying it misses us.

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October 12th, 2012 - Jacqueline-198 said:

Have fun everyone!! Wish I were there, but I know y'all still have lots of fun!! :)

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October 12th, 2012 - Tim-100809 said:

The day has finally arrived! We'll be starting soon... Safe travels everyone!

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October 11th, 2012 - Mary-363093 said:

Heading to the farm on Thursday to begin final set up. Everyone drive safely and we'll see you soon!

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October 7th, 2012 - Mary-363093 said:

Emailed directions last week and a reminder letter this morning. If you did NOT get them, please let me know.

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October 6th, 2012 - Andrew-85878 said:

GEEKED UP ;)

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October 5th, 2012 - Tim-100809 said:

Howdy Folks! Just a week away from the camp out. The leaves are changing color quickly due to the severe drought we had through spring and summer. Since August 1st, we've had over 15 inches of rain, so NO problem with a fire ban. As long as the wind stays down, we should have plenty of color and leaves on the trees next week. I have enjoyed co-hosting this event, and hope you will all enjoy some Hoosier Hospitality! My farm is definitely secluded and quiet. The view of the night sky is spectacular. Looking forward to having a great time with a great group of Catholics. See you Friday, 10/12

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October 3rd, 2012 - Mary-363093 said:

Down-on-the-Farm Shooting schedule:

Friday 5-6pm: Olivia, Janet, Kathy, Matt, Dawn, Brian Mc, Rob L.

Sat 10-11am: Helen, Nancy, Josh, Dennis, Shae, Jamie

Sun 10-11am: Joe, Michelle, John K (IL John), Rachael, Pat, Rob St.

Bring your earplugs, can get kinda loud while you're waiting for your turn.

Anxious to see how many sharp-shooters we have in our group......

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October 3rd, 2012 - Dawn-58330 said:

I have room for a pumpkin or two. Just let me know, so I can buckle it in. :wink:

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October 3rd, 2012 - Mary-363093 said:

Just a thought - guess 'pumpkins' are on the brain....

If there are any farm attendees who have room to bring extra pumpkins to the farm to sell to those who may NOT have room to bring their own......will you please post here (and on CAMA Indy FB) to make that offer? It would be a lot easier on travelers to know they can just pay you for their pumpkin when they get to the farm. Thanks.

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October 2nd, 2012 - Rosemarie-58633 said:

I'd better start working on things too. VB tourney in Ft Wayne Fri & Sat, so perhaps I can work on lists between daughter's matches.

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October 2nd, 2012 - Mary-363093 said:

That's the right checklist, Hilda. It's the one we made up for this event. Tracy offered to post our info on her event website so it would be readily available to those no longer on CM. All that info is here on the Event page as well. We tried to spread the word and all details as best we could so everyone would come prepared to have a wonderful time!

Dawn - your lunch sounds yummy! I'm jealous you already have your checklists done - guess I better start thinking about my own personal stuff, huh? :)

Ahhhhh, the Indy Glow - I'd forgotten our term. I just love it, it fits so well!

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October 2nd, 2012 - Dawn-58330 said:

I have my checklists going-- one for shopping, one for food, one for spiritual stuff (one of my tasks for the weekend) and one for packing. :)

I have my tent all ready to go. Hilda, we have plenty of room for air mattresses, ourselves and our stuff. :)

If anyone wants to join me for Hobo Stew (my version of a tinfoil meal) for a lunch let me know, and I'll tell you what you need to bring for us. We can coordinate things. I don't anticipate a lot of people wanting to do this because Mary and the whole gang have planned fabulous meals for us for dinner.

I am getting all kinds of sweet ideas for campfire food, fun and friends. I promise not to stick you on a roasting stick until you turn golden brown and gooey! I do promise to laugh, sing and bask in the glow-- of the Camp Fire and what we call the Indy Glow (we're an iridescent- fluorescent kind of crowd!)

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October 1st, 2012 - Hilda-184281 said:

The checklist I'm using is the Camper's Checklist posted on Tracy's sharepoint site (the same for CM Italy ans CM Ireland II). The Camper's Checklist is found on http://cmeventsbytracy.sharepoint.com/Pages/FARMCheckList.aspx.

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September 30th, 2012 - Mary-363093 said:

Sounds like everything and everyone is on track for a fantastic weekend! As Hilda said - have that checklist from the Event page handy when you pack your things - make sure you have everything. Don't forget your lunches and drinks, flashlight and batteries, and WARM layers of clothes and bedding.

Rosa - yes, pack bug spray and sun lotion. You may not need it, but pack it just in case.

Foil meals are great! You can add what you want - sausage, more veggies, sprinkle some Mrs. Dash in it before you close it up and cook it. MAY want to bring an oven mitt to hold it with while you are unwrapping it.

Helen - we've called those 'banana boats' since we were kids - good memories! Really yummy. We also made them using a hot dog bun - spread the pb, line it the long way with banana slices, add the chips, marshmallows, etc - and toast it up. Very tasty.

We do have some marshmallows there for the campfire. I brought a few boxes of graham crackers too. Bring your own chocolate if you want the full s'more experience.

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September 30th, 2012 - Helen-407474 said:

Oh ya, Tim, I've made something similar...easy to get creative with that concept as far as ingredients. Anothe version of that, if you are wanting something sweet is to take a banana, split it open on one side and kind've spread it open but leaave the banana in it, then just add chocolate chips, p.b. chips, nuts, marshmallows or whatever you want...kind've a healthy treat. :9

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September 29th, 2012 - Rosa-802355 said:

I Want to thank Mary for all her help. I know I was one of the last person who join this event. Thanks again and I am just exciting to go. I am waiting for some confirmations to let me ready for this event.

I need an advice should I bring a repelent. There is a risk for mosquito bites eventhough we are in fall. I LOOK FORWARD TO MEET WITH ALL OF YOU

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September 29th, 2012 - Hilda-184281 said:

I just programmed my GPS (a.k.a. my Garminfone) with the address... Mary-363093, your directions were a great help to get it spot on!! So, tent - checked (thank you Dawn!); GPS device programmed - checked; rest of the camping gear and supplies - heading out the door with the checklist (to make sure I don't miss anything)... I'm excited about this event!!

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September 29th, 2012 - Tim-100809 said:

I noticed on the forum thread Mary posted about what people were making for their lunches and whether they were going to tackle a camp stove or open fire. Since the fire pit should be going, I thought I would mention a simple meal I call a hobo pack. I make mine with sausage cut into pieces, potatoes, maybe some squash or other vegetables, onion, some season salt, butter and double wrap it in tinfoil and stick it in the coals of the fire. Wait for a little while and viola', a terrific hot meal.

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September 29th, 2012 - Shawn-134299 said:

Seeing the wonderful people of this group, your activities and enthusiasm makes me proud to be from the Indy area. Although I will miss this event, please keep me posted on future get togethers. Have a great camp out! Shawn

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September 28th, 2012 - Mary-363093 said:

MAIN menu items for our weekend - there will be a few other sides as well:

Fri dinner - sloppy joes, hot dogs, green beans, pasta salad (available all evening to feed late arrivals)

Sat bfast - Egg & sausage casserole, muffins, fruit

Sat dinner - mostacchioli (pasta w/ meat sauce), rolls, tossed salad, green beans

Sun bfast - bacon-egg-cheese casserole, muffins, fruit

Sun 3pm dinner - pulled pork sandwiches, potato salad, tossed salad

PB & J sandwiches are available for each meal as well.

NOTE: If the above foods are unacceptable to you for ANY reason, please bring your own simple replacement meals. Unfortunately, the kitchen will be unavailable - we need the facilities to prepare and serve the planned menu items, so bring things that don't need heating, unless you bring a camp stove to do so. Thanks.

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September 28th, 2012 - Mary-363093 said:

We'll have ELEVEN states represented by 46 attendees this year. I'd posted in the Forum thread that there were TEN states, but I forgot Wisconsin! Janet is coming too! And 20 of you are first time Indy Farm Outing attendees. WELCOME!

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September 27th, 2012 - Mary-363093 said:

Aw Miss Mary - it's not gonna be the same without you - you will be missed. We think you're pretty darn special. And what's this about a whip? Now don't be scaring the newbies.....LOL!

You'll like this one - the clue for who is a Host Team Member on our weekend - their name tag includes a MUPPET STICKER!!! Mana mana, my friend.

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September 27th, 2012 - Tim-100809 said:

Hi folks! Just a little over 2 weeks until the 4th annual campout at the farm. Looking forward to seeing/meeting everyone. Please pray for good weather! We've had lots of rain over the last 3 weeks so NO problem with a burn ban! Bonfires will be a highlight of our evenings. We'll see you soon!!

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September 26th, 2012 - Rosa-802355 said:

Hello Everybody. I just joined the group the last week. I hope Mary can receive my payment and registration form on time. I have a short time to find out if somebody (ladies) from the group has a space available in their tent for me. I promise I am not going to disturbe your sleep. I am very silent. and I also am looking for a person who is going to go from Chicago. Please let me know thank you, and I pray everything is going to be OK specially weather and we may have fun. It will be nice to meet with all of you soon.

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September 23rd, 2012 - Ann-266128 said:

Getting excited! This weekend has been so beautiful, hope we have a repeat in a few weeks! Everyone, do as Mary says...pray! :)

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September 23rd, 2012 - Mary-363093 said:

Registration is closed.

If you haven't communicated with us about getting your final forms / payments mailed no later than Monday 9/24, you'll just have to catch us next year.

We've got a great group attending this year. There are all kinds of jobs to be done,(and believe me, I"ll be recruiting many of you on the spot, lol) - but the main one now is everyone please pray for great weather!

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September 21st, 2012 - Dennis-754668 said:

Tim, some things have come up... I wont be able to make it Saturday mornin... I'll get back with ya soon...

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September 19th, 2012 - Mary-363093 said:

Major clean / prep weekend Sept. 29-30. We'll camp overnight, and can use all the help we can get. If you can pitch in even for part of that time, please get in touch. Thanks.

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September 19th, 2012 - Mary-363093 said:

Directions went out tonight to the email addresses listed on the registration forms. If you did NOT get them, please let us know. They went from the gmail account.

Indy is blessed to have several people willing and able to help make this weekend a wonderful experience for all. We have something special among us - you'll feel it during the weekend.

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September 18th, 2012 - Hilda-184281 said:

Mary - Thank you for the update! I believe everybody agree that you are doing a great job (personally, I know how that goes 'cause I coordinated a CM event 2 years ago but personal & work challenges impeded me to get it to the finish line). I'll be checking my email for your email! :)

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September 18th, 2012 - Helen-407474 said:

We look forward to meeting you Joe and Mila. Mila, I am pretty certain there are some ladies that still have room in their tents...I would imagine someone can drum up an extra sleeping bag too. We can messge on FB and email also to see what people have to offer/share. You guys will not regret coming to the Farm Outing!

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September 18th, 2012 - Mary-363093 said:

Had a few folks ask so am updating everyone - I have not cashed ANY checks yet - will get them in the bank next week. I'm working on emailing directions to everyone - running into a few computer glitches. Also, 'real life' keeps interrupting my schedule for getting farm stuff done, lol. Bugger!

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September 18th, 2012 - Dennis-754668 said:

Okeedoekee Tim, Ill see ya Saturday morning

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September 18th, 2012 - Tim-100809 said:

Hi Dennis, I'm at the farm full-time now. Things have been a challenge as both tractors are inoperable at the moment and the washer started leaking last night. I moved some of the wood you dropped off last time. I have secured the hay wagon so the hayride is a go. The tractor issues are minor but I need parts for the diesel. I'll be working out here all weekend so come out whenever.

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September 17th, 2012 - Dennis-754668 said:

Tim, my plans have changed, are you gonna be at the farm this Saturday in the morning

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September 16th, 2012 - Ann-266128 said:

We'll be glad to meet you, Joe!

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September 15th, 2012 - Mary-363093 said:

I see a few more folks are interested, and some already got in touch with me about sending in their registration. This is going to be a great crowd!

Directions being emailed by Wednesday. If you don't get them by Friday, get in touch.

Dennis - thanks for all the wood - we may have to do a 'S'more Toast' in honor of you!

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September 13th, 2012 - Dennis-754668 said:

Tim,I'd like to bring another load of wood to the farm next wednesday the 19th around six in the evening. That do us for the weekend

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September 10th, 2012 - Mary-363093 said:

I will be emailing the address and detailed directions to registered attendees sometime next week. Look them over, plug it into tyour GPS, and if you have ANY questions - get in touch with us before the week of the farm outing. Phone reception is spotty out in the country.

Note: We will try to mark all the turns on those country roads. Ribbon, paper lanterns, signs - we'll have SOMETHING there to let you know it's one of the turns.

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September 9th, 2012 - Rosemarie-58633 said:

Oh boy was it Mary. Yes, the Farm Outing will be so too! :)

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September 9th, 2012 - Mary-363093 said:

The SOTP concerts are all done for the summer, our kayak trip was a ton of fun today - and next up: Farm Outing! Can't wait, going to be a great time!

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September 6th, 2012 - Tim-100809 said:

Hey Dennis, I think that will work. The garage sale is postponed since I now am closing on the 14th! I'll let you know about the lock situation early next week,

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September 6th, 2012 - Dennis-754668 said:

Tim, I can be there around 7:00am... If thats ok... Or if your good with just dummy locking the gate, I'll lock it when I leave?

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August 30th, 2012 - Dennis-754668 said:

Tim, early is good just name the time.

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August 30th, 2012 - Tim-100809 said:

Dennis, that would be good. Could we make it kinda early? I have a garage sale going on that day.

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August 29th, 2012 - Helen-407474 said:

Oh, thats too bad, Rebeca...we will miss meeting you. Definitely plan on next year. :)

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August 29th, 2012 - Dennis-754668 said:

Okeedoekee Tim, how bout Saturday the 15th?

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August 29th, 2012 - Tim-100809 said:

Hey Dennis, I will be out of town the 7th-9th. I could make it the following weekend?

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August 28th, 2012 - Dennis-754668 said:

Things are lookin nice and green, more rain headin our way this weekend.

Tim, I will be working the weekend, and Monday... Will Saturday the 8th work for you?

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August 27th, 2012 - Tim-100809 said:

More rain today and things are greening up again! Dennis , let me know when you are able to bring another load of wood out to the farm. Thanks!

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August 24th, 2012 - Rosemarie-58633 said:

Thank you Mary. PLease Lord.

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August 23rd, 2012 - Mary-363093 said:

And Lord, if you could send a good bunch of that rain somewhat early, say in time for our 9/2 kayak trip (so the river is high enough to make it easy on us), that would be much appreciated too! Thank you. Amen.

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August 23rd, 2012 - Rosemarie-58633 said:

Dawn and I were just talking, sharing, coming up with ideas. Getting so excited to see and spend time with everyone! Perfectly stated Olivia. Please Lord, let the rains come and grant us another beautiful weekend for the outing.

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August 23rd, 2012 - Dennis-754668 said:

Hey Tim, I cant make it this weekend... Catch up with ya soon...

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August 23rd, 2012 - Olivia-111035 said:

Lord, please gift Indiana with nourishing rain (before the Farm Outing) and beautiful sunshine during the Farm Outing. Thank You. Amen +

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August 22nd, 2012 - Helen-407474 said:

Praying for more rain, Tim!

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August 22nd, 2012 - Tim-100809 said:

Good news! The burn ban for Putnam County was lifted on Monday. We still need rain to continue so please keep praying! Dennis, I will be out at the farm for a bit on Saturday if you wanted to bring out another load of wood. Hopefully more rain will mean we will have some leaves left on the trees and some color as well. The drought has taken a toll on IN this year. I really hope it's over.

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August 21st, 2012 - Mary-363093 said:

FUN FACTS:

37 attendees: 14 men and 23 women

17 of the above are first time FARM OUTING attendees

13 of the above are first time INDY event attendees

9 states represented: IN, IL, MA, PA, CA, OH, KY, TN, MI

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August 20th, 2012 - Mary-363093 said:

We're up to 37 attendees now! I want to welcome:

1. Patty F., Avon, IN, CM 148888

2. Lisa G., Cloverdale, IN, CM 572677

3. Norm F., Bainbridge, IN (guest of Lisa G.)

4. Nancy E., Noblesville, IN, CM 513644

5. John K., Forest Park, IL, CM 830856

6. Liz D., Harrodsburg, KY, CM 727974

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August 20th, 2012 - Mary-363093 said:

I'll be sending out the address and directions to all confirmed attendees in the next week or so. Will send them to those on this site first, then those to our local group CAMA Indy on FB - pls request to join there so you are sure to get the directions. I'll use regular email for all remaining attendees. Please drop me a fast / one line confirm when you receive them. Look it over, plug it into your GPS, and make sure you're comfortable with getting there, ESP if you plan to arrive after dark. This is out in the country with lots of hills, turns, and twists. if you have any questions - ask them WELL BEFORE the weekend. Most of the host team will be there by Thursday, and phone reception is spotty, so you may not be able to reach us after Wed night prior to the camp out.

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August 19th, 2012 - Mary-363093 said:

We've got 9 states represented so far, which is FANTASTIC! Anyone else? :)

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August 19th, 2012 - Mary-363093 said:

PRELIMINARY list of confirmed attendees. (This list is just what I've processed to date, I know more registration forms are on their way and I haven't checked the PO Box in a few days, so don't panic if you aren't on here yet if you've already sent it in or contacted me about it.) I'll also post this in the Forum Meet Ups thread.

2012 Indy Farm Camp Out Attendees

1. Dennis U., Plainfield, IN, CM 754668

2. Jamie U. (teenage daughter of Dennis U.)

3. Joshua U. (teenage son of Dennis U.)

4. Shae B. (Jamie Us teenage friend)

5. Ann N., Indpls, IN, CM 226128

6. Deanne H., Creston, IL, former CMer 328308 no longer on file

7. Rachael H., Creston, IL, (teenage daughter)

8. Rosemarie B., Richmond, IN, CM 58633

9. Joan G., Lynn, MA, former CMer

10. Michelle Y., Pittsburgh, PA, CM 641892

11. Rob St. Amand, Carmel, IN (Indy area), CM 362135

12. Kathy D., Fountain Valley, CA, CM 311531

13. Olivia C., South Pasadena, CA, CM 91031

14. Andrew S., Cincinnati, OH, CM 85878

15. Eric B., Greenwood, IN, CM 44550

16. Hilda V., Columbus, OH, CM 184281

17. Rob L., Florence, KY, CM 598533

18. Mary S., Nashville, TN, 37216

19. Matthew S., Muncie, IN, CM 443387

20. Dawn F., Erlanger, KY, CM 58330

21. Ron O., Sandusky, OH, CM 565573

22. Helen S., Springfield, IL, CM 407474

23. Patrick T., Cicero, IN, CM723080

24. Donna S., Franklin, IN, CM 83441

25. Chris B., Anderson, IN, CM 50555

26. Brian M., Anderson, IN (teenage son of Chris B.)

27. John K., Port Huron, MI, CM 739712

28. Mary Lukins, Carmel, IN, Cm 363093

29. Tim Tobias, Danville, IN, CM 100809

30. Regina S., Addison, IL, CM

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August 19th, 2012 - Mary-363093 said:

Still several 'maybes' and a few 'Yes' attendees without registration forms in. Please get those in ASAP and also message me to tell me what's up - I'll try to work with folks as best I can for a bit longer. I'm working on our budget, meal planning and counts, etc, and really need to know our final number of attendees. Thanks!

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August 17th, 2012 - Mary-363093 said:

Liz - if you mailed it on the 13th, you're in. I haven't processed all of them yet, but some folks mailed them on the 15th, so I'm giving the post office some time to get them here.

Anyone who mailed it this week should be ok. IF you have NOT sent your forms in and still want to attend, please get in touch and I'll do my best to work with you for a few more days. But hurry!

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August 16th, 2012 - Rob-362135 said:

Hilda - 2 of my 3 extra sleeping bags have already been spoken for. The 3rd is a mummy bag, so if that's okay with you, it's yours! Please post here to confirm you want to use it :)

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August 15th, 2012 - Liz-727974 said:

I have some camping gear, but I'm not sure if my registration made it on time. I mailed it out on the 13th, the day I signed up on the site. So, if I get accepted I can bring some things. I used to have a camp stove. If I get accepted I will see if I can find it. It has been awhile, since I have been camping. Please Pray that I get accepted.

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August 15th, 2012 - Dawn-58330 said:

Hilda, I have room in my tent(s). We've got you covered (LOL), Chica! I don't have an extra sleeping bag or air mattress, but maybe someone else can help out with that!

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August 14th, 2012 - Mary-363093 said:

Ok ladies and gents - who can help Hilda with some camping gear? Any gal have extra tent room? Post here please so she can know what's available. Tks!

Tim - PRAYING LIKE CRAZY! I have a good feeling about it tho - God always seems to take care of our outings.

Anyone with a camp stove / propane - pls bring it to share. I'm not above making s'mores over those.......:)

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August 14th, 2012 - Tim-100809 said:

Please continue to pray for RAIN! As of today, 50 counties including mine, have burn bans in effect. If we continue to get more rain, I'm confident the ban will be lifted.

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August 13th, 2012 - Hilda-184281 said:

Mary, I didn't see your answer to my earlier post (from last Thursday or Friday) until now; my registration and check should arrive to your P.O. address by the deadline date stated in the Registration Form. At the present I don't have any camping gear; I've eyed a family tent that could buy and share; on the other hand, if there's a lady willing to share her tent please let me know. :)

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August 13th, 2012 - Hilda-184281 said:

Hi Mary-363093! I sent my registration & Activities Fee today; it should arrive to your P.O. Box "any time before Noon" on Wednesday 8/15. :)

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August 11th, 2012 - Rob-362135 said:

Last year, I labeled my chair bags and not my chairs:( At the end of the weekend, I realized somebody took home one of my two chairs and left their slightly larger and better quality chair at the Farm Outing. If you attended last year's Farm Outing and brought a blue camp chair, please check it. Both are blue, but the fabric on the better chair has a corduroy feel to it and has a fine striped pattern in a lighter than navy blue, mine is plain navy blue. The entire seat and back are padded on the better chair, whereas mine is padded only at the top section of the back. If we have each other's chair, please let me know:)

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August 11th, 2012 - Rob-362135 said:

I know that I have 2, maybe 3 sleeping bags available for people to borrow. Tomorrow I'll check what else I have to lend out.

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August 11th, 2012 - Mary-363093 said:

Everyone be sure to label ALL of their equipment. Esp camp chairs for around the fire - if you don't bring your own chair, be sure to bring a blanket or something to sit on the ground.

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August 11th, 2012 - Mary-363093 said:

Welcome to all the new attendees - you'll have a great time - just like Dawn and Rosemarie said.

Hilda - we're accepting registrations and checks by regular mail only time year. The deadline is Monday but just let me know it's on the way so I'll look for it. Yep, the old "the check is in the mail' really rings true for us! LOL!

Post here if you'd like to share tent space or need help with other supplies. We're asking ALL campers to loan their extra equipment out, help out the new attendees and long-distance travelers.

ESP looking for additional camp stoves, folding tables, etc if you have them. Anything you have that you THINK might be useful - bring it to share please.

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August 11th, 2012 - Dennis-754668 said:

My check is in the mail too...hehe...

Mary, last year the farm camp was my first ever CM event... Ive been to a few more since... Tims farm is a really cool place too... And yep, nuttin like a good game of euchre...

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August 11th, 2012 - Helen-407474 said:

Mary/Tim, I put the check and registration in the mail today! :)

Mary and Hilda, Ditto what Dawn and Rosemarie said. :)

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August 10th, 2012 - Dawn-58330 said:

Mary and Hilda, we'd love to have you join us!!! I promise that I will do whatever I can to help you feel comfortable and at home. I know the rest of the Indy Crew will, too. I've spent time with most of the people on the attending list, and while I am really excited to see my friends again, it is always a really great pleasure to get to know new people. I have a few new friends from last year's campout that have over the course of the year become some of my closest friends.

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August 10th, 2012 - Rosemarie-58633 said:

Hilda, just speaking from my experience. First night (Friday night) was difficult with sleep due to excitement! Saturday night was no problem due to exhaustion from so much fun, love and fellowship :)

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August 10th, 2012 - Hilda-184281 said:

Quick questions: Is it possible to pay the activities fee via PayPal? Can we send the registration by email? I've been thinking about attending this event for a long time & now I'm inclined to actually go. I've only gone camping once in my life and that was way long ago... and on the beach. I remember it fondly ... despite the first night jitters, when I went to bed determined to go back home the next day, I stayed the weekend and enjoyed the experience (and the company) very much. I'm having jitters again but I'm getting motivated to give it a try.

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August 10th, 2012 - Lisa-572677 said:

Mary from Nashville, I think you would really like this event and fit right in! It's a great group of people! I don't think you will be disappointed!

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August 10th, 2012 - Tim-100809 said:

Dennis, sounds good! 11 am will work fine!

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August 10th, 2012 - Dennis-754668 said:

Tim, I will be at the farm around 11:00am ish...with some fire wood... I'm grateful for this rain weve been gettin... Stuff is actually greening up around here... See ya in the mornin...

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August 6th, 2012 - Juli-369533 said:

Are there any ladies coming from the Chicago area that I could share a ride with and help out with gas $ of course? I was thinking of doing the bus trip, however traveling with a tent may be a bit difficult. Also, I see the deadline is around the corner. So, just message me here on CM if you think you'd like to road trip with me! I'm a good navigator!!

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August 6th, 2012 - Dennis-754668 said:

Okeedoekee Rosemarie... Nice photos everyone... The video makes me wanna go to the farm... Hey, I am goin to the farm this coming weekend... hehe...

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August 5th, 2012 - Rosemarie-58633 said:

Sir Dennis the pictures in my video are a compilation of mine and others. Wanted to make sure I didn't miss anyone.

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August 4th, 2012 - Mary-363093 said:

I've posted the link at the beginning of the Event page, and in two diff threads in the Forum. Go check them out and talk this outing up - help get the word out so others can come enjoy themselves with us! Remember, the more the merrier!

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August 4th, 2012 - Juli-369533 said:

It's on Youtube if this doesn't go through. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9Q1WLVG5QM&feature=youtu.be

just look for CAMA Indy Farm Campout 2011 0001

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August 4th, 2012 - Juli-369533 said:

Here's a video that Rosemarie just put together from last year's event. Just might sell you on this event!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9Q1WLVG5QM&feature=youtu.be

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August 3rd, 2012 - Rosemarie-58633 said:

Michelle, our friendship began then and I feel truly blessed. Love ya kiddo.

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August 3rd, 2012 - Lisa-572677 said:

bibs? That's your regular camping attire, right, Dennis? :)

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August 2nd, 2012 - Dennis-754668 said:

Okeedoekee Tim, I will see ya then

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August 2nd, 2012 - Tim-100809 said:

Hey Dennis, I will be out at the farm next weekend(8/11-8/12) so if you want to bring out that wood, you're more than welcome to!

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July 31st, 2012 - Rob-362135 said:

Tick Tock... Tick Tock.... time goes on and the registration date is getting closer and closer. PLEASE print out your registration forms and get them filled out and in the mail. I just copied the registration form from the event page and pasted into MS Word and they printed out just fine.

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July 30th, 2012 - Helen-407474 said:

Maybe you will make the Christmas party, John!

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July 30th, 2012 - Dennis-754668 said:

Howdy Lisa, I think ya purty much covered everything. I guess I'll be wearing my bib overalls...hehe...

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July 30th, 2012 - Ann-266128 said:

Bummer, John. Glad to see you in Chicago, though!

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July 30th, 2012 - John-49562 said:

I won't be able to attend this year. The vacation request I put in for this event was denied, as someone else put one in before me. I was looking forward to attending.

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July 30th, 2012 - Lisa-572677 said:

OK, while I am thinking about it (and Dennis is free to chime in)...Mass Clothes. I thought I'd post about what to expect and give folks a bit of the local flavor. Like many parishes, Sat. night is primarily made up of Senior Citizens. Older women tend to wear slacks. We are the only parish in the county. It's a small town and a rural area. We have "lake people" and campers in the summer from the nearby reservoirs. We are a big ag county. Clean jeans, a good pair of boots, and a straw hat IS dressing up! ok, wear what you want:) Just thought a little insight might help with having an idea of what to pack:)

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July 29th, 2012 - Helen-407474 said:

Dennis grins as he says that...I think he likes those numbers. ;)

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July 29th, 2012 - Dennis-754668 said:

Looks like there are gonna be more girls than guys too, Christine...

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July 29th, 2012 - Christina-50555 said:

Looks like we have some newbies interested in coming to the Camp Out. I have to say that I used to not be real "into" camping but with this bunch of CMer's we always have a good time and I look forward to camping.

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July 28th, 2012 - Mary-363093 said:

Look at all these new folks we'll get to meet! All Right! Keep spreading the word, and get those registrations in!

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July 27th, 2012 - Mary-363093 said:

Wow I love all the interest the Chicago weekend generated! You Indy folks did us proud!

Anyone looking to carpool - post where you're coming from and what approx days/times you will travel - see if anyone wants to join you.

Everyone coming onto the property needs to submit a registration / liability release form in advance, with appropriate payments - kids and day visitors included. No daily charge for day visitors. There is a $5 per meal fee if they want to join in on any of our 'provided' meals, and they need to mark which exact meals those are on the registration form so our counts are correct. Everyone needs to supply their own dishes or mess kit (including cup and utensils), drinks, snacks and lunches.

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July 26th, 2012 - Lucy-41785 said:

I thought you had a tent last year, Michelle. Or are you purchasing newer and nicer?

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July 26th, 2012 - Maureen-182259 said:

Same here about coming a distance. I was thinking of driving but would only do it with another person, or 2. I have to see how my fall calendar is, I do know it is quite full so thisis all tentative for me.

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July 26th, 2012 - Rob-362135 said:

WOW! Three attendees from CA! We'll have to get our maps out to see who gets that "farthest traveler" award (LOL).

I believe I have an extra sleeping bag or two and I have one extra air mattress (two if someone can fit a queen-sized one in their tent) AND a rechargeable air pump that I'll bring. I'll also be bringing a "solar shower" and two 5-gal. water jugs that I hung in trees last year for the guys to use for cleaning up.

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July 25th, 2012 - Tim-100809 said:

Hi Everyone! Just off a great weekend in Chicago with a fantastic group of CM'ers! Just a reminder the deadline is fast approaching! We have made some major changes this year due to the size of the event and out of pocket expenses from last year's outing. Add to that that our lovely host Mary(363093) is recuperating from surgery, and I just sold my home, so lots of things going on at the moment! Please pray for rain!! We need it desperately! The farm outing will be a blast and I will guarantee you will have a good time! Just ask the folks who have attended in the past!

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July 25th, 2012 - Kathleen-311531 said:

Ok Thanks Helen!

I know there are 3 of us coming from CA so if there ard at least 3 spaces that would be great!

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July 24th, 2012 - Mary-194040 said:

Do you need a form if we will only be attending during the day on Saturday, Oct. 13? I read this as no cost for day visitor and add $5 if plan on eating there. I'm hoping to have a Florida Sunshine visitor and don't want to commit to the entire weekend this for in advance. Big B-day weekend for me (4-5 on 10-11-12! Woo Hoo)...hope to be dancing on tables again...ha!! :)

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July 24th, 2012 - Ann-266128 said:

Hi, rebeca. Indianapolis international airport.

I'm with Helen... I know that there will be tent space available. I have room for another person and can borrow at least one additional tent...plenty of coolers, etc....and I'm one of the less "camp worthy" of the group so others will be more helpful! :)

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July 24th, 2012 - Helen-407474 said:

Kathleen, I don't think you will need to worry about a tent...last year a number of us ladies had room in our tents so it shoudln't be an issue finding sleeping room for the ladies coming from afar (and true of the guys...I think they all had room in their tents for guys coming from afar). I would think we can probably figure out sharing of coolers and cooking items and there are stores on the way from the airport where you might be able to pick up some basics as well. I am guessing when Mary and Tim have everyone's registration papers and fees, etc...than it will be easier to work some of that out. :)

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July 22nd, 2012 - Kathleen-311531 said:

I was wondering the same thing as Rebeca. Olivia and I are also coming from CA so need to know if can send stuff ahead or if can borrow when we get there I have a sleeping I can bring but no tent

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July 15th, 2012 - Mary-363093 said:

Registration / Liability forms and $35 Activity fee is DUE ONE MONTH FROM TODAY. Please get those in on time.

There is a minimum number we want in order to justify ordering the porta-johns - we don't want to put our own cash out up front and get stuck with the balance personally.

REMINDER - ever person who will be at the farm needs a signed registration form turned in. Thanks much - should be a great time!

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July 15th, 2012 - Mary-363093 said:

Cheryl - it's open to families, but we do need a registration form for every person attending. In the past we've had folks from all over the country come to Indy for our outings. There are people driving and flying in who are bringing stuff with them, and also if you post here that you are looking to room in another lady's tent or need to borrow a sleeping bag or whatever - try to work it out so you don't have to bring as many things with you. Post publicly because I'm sure several attendees have extra things they may be able to loan out - but the hosts aren't in charge of that part. Or write directly to some of the other gals you see posting to see if they can help you out.

We are doing everything we can to help with rides for those folks traveling via public transportation to Indy - but we need to know as far in advance as possible what the exact schedule is to work it out. Most of the host committee will be at the farm at least a day early setting up. Anyone who wants a ride should post publicly and see if other attendees might be able to help out. Until we get registration forms in - we don't know anyone's schedule or how they plan to get here.

Hope you can make it!

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July 15th, 2012 - Cheryl-409772 said:

So, what about people who want to fly in....is there a way to be picked up...how would they have their own camping gear? You might get people further away who want to attend this way, so I'm just curious. Also, is this adult only or family?

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July 14th, 2012 - Helen-407474 said:

Rebecca, a lot of us women share what we have with those coming from further distances...as the time gets closer and they have commitments it will be easier to figure all of that out. Last year there were women with larger tents that were able to share. I'm sure some of the stuff can be worked out. Perhaps smaller things you might have to ship or you can pick-up when you get to the area.

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July 14th, 2012 - Tim-100809 said:

Hi Rebeca, yes we can discuss it in Chicago and see what needs to be done. I would think UPS ground would be the way to go, but the USPS might be a good way to ship it as well. The dimensions and weight will be the determining factor. I ship computer parts all the time and some are quite big and bulky(21" CRT) so I know a bit about the shipping business.

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July 13th, 2012 - Tim-100809 said:

Hi Shannon! Yes, an ATV or horse is welcome! lol I have an ATV we used last year to give rides and pick people up at the end of the zip line. It's out of commission at the moment, but I should have it repaired by the time of the outing.

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July 13th, 2012 - Shannon-783014 said:

Can we bring an ATV or horse (LOL just teasing about the horse)?

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July 12th, 2012 - Tim-100809 said:

Asking all who view our event page to pray for rain! We are reaching a critical drought stage and have been under a burn ban since before the 4th including cancelling all personal fireworks. The lake is down about 2.5 ft. The campfire is a big part of our outing but we are in dire need of rain so that things will green up and the burn ban lifted. I will keep everyone updated as to the county status on the burn ban. Thanks everyone!

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July 4th, 2012 - Helen-407474 said:

Yep, people need to start making commitments (to the Farm Outing...LOL)....it will be here before you know it! It is a great time. Last year was my first time to join in, and Dennis, I think it was your first time there (and your teenage kids seem to like it as did some others)??? There were a few other newcomers that found out how fun and welcoming everyone is...and Indiana is beautiful at that time of year....Sign-up now. ;)

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July 3rd, 2012 - Dennis-754668 said:

I guess it must be Christmas in July, aye Helen... I'll get right on the facebook thing...hehe... The farm outing is creepin up on us fo sho Helen, its gonna be October before we know it, so, maybe all these "Maybees" on the attendee list, should be gettin on board, aye.

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July 2nd, 2012 - Helen-407474 said:

If anyone tried to reach me you will have to do so by email or facebook as I can't read your CM messages at this time.

It's getting closer....the Christmas decorations are in at Hobby Lobby so Farm Outing must be right around the corner?? :)

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June 27th, 2012 - Mary-363093 said:

If you're planning on attending, be sure to print out the necessary forms and get them in by the deadline! Don't procrastinate! (says one who OCCASIONALLY procrastinates.) :)

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June 26th, 2012 - Dawn-58330 said:

Are we adding a Spelling Bee to the list of activities? There is no way I can spell the scientific name of those slimy suckers, much less pronounce their name. I'm conceding now.

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June 26th, 2012 - Mary-363093 said:

Tim - you aren't going to quiz us on that technical name, are ya? If so, just fail me now so I can relax. LOL!

That's cool about the kids taking them to school. I may talk to you about supplying one for Gabby this fall.

David - porta-johns were the FIRST thing Tim and I discussed on our improvement list, lol. And yep, one down near the mens' camping area is a FOR SURE. But bring those baby wipes because the hand wash station will be up the hill closer to the house.

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June 26th, 2012 - Ann-266128 said:

Lol, Mary and Tim! I've swum with both types of jellyfish and found the freshwater variety to be much more friendly, and MUCH less painful!!! :/

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June 26th, 2012 - Tim-100809 said:

Mary, the technical name is craspedacusta sowerbii.

nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/factsheet.aspx?SpeciesID=1068. You can use the link or Google it! The DNR rep that came out to the farm was very knowledgeable. The kids took them to school and they lived about 4 weeks in a tank. They usually appear in August, but I believe they might show up much earlier(now) because of the extremely hot weather. Just another unique feature of the property.

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June 26th, 2012 - Dennis-754668 said:

okreedoekkee Donna,is unknown still coming to the farm?

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June 25th, 2012 - David-567078 said:

Mary go with the porta johns because waking up at 3AM and walking up the hill to go to the bathroom is no joke!!!!!

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June 25th, 2012 - Donna-83441 said:

@Dennis.. The unknown profile would be someone who has removed their profile from the site.. There are a bunch of them on the Chicago list..

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June 25th, 2012 - Mary-363093 said:

Sounds good to me, Tim! Thanks for the amenities for us gals. :)

I still pause for a second when you mention the freshwater jellyfish. I never knew there was anything other than saltwater jellyfish until you said something. Never too old to learn, are we? SEE everyone - this is an EDUCATIONAL weekend too! LOL!

Looking forward to a lot of fun!

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June 24th, 2012 - Tim-100809 said:

I have been thinking about this for a while now. I know Mary has been pretty clear it is kinda rough out at the farm. Since we have decided to use porto-lets this year, it should save significantly on the septic system. So, I have made a command decision that the ladies can use the showers(2) in the house to clean up. Limit it to 5 minutes and I don't think we'll have a problem. As far as the lake goes, there is NO grunge. My lake has pristine water quality as the DNR certified my lake because of the "freshwater" jellyfish that reside in it. At the time it was certified, there were less than 50 bodies of water in the state of Indiana that contained the jellyfish. So, guys, we can wade in if it's not super cold! lol

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June 24th, 2012 - Dennis-754668 said:

okeedoekee, whats the deal with the unknown profile that is signed up... anyone know who this mystery person is... will mary have a name tag for them with unknown on it...hehe...

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June 24th, 2012 - Helen-407474 said:

LOL...Deenniiiiiis!! Actually I left before the photo was taken so I can't take credit for the cleanliness of all those good looking people in the photo! We all do clean up pretty well. ;)

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June 23rd, 2012 - Dennis-754668 said:

Yep, Rosemarie, the two of them are full of hot air...hehe...

Hey Nancy, I think Helen wiped everyone down with babywipes before the picture was taken...hehe...

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June 22nd, 2012 - Dawn-58330 said:

Rebeca! We'd love to have you join us. Please do not let the logistics dissuade you. We will figure out a way to meet all of your needs. We all can coordinate sharing tents, etc. Those of us driving in are more than happy to help out those who are eager to join us but are flying in.

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June 21st, 2012 - Elizabeth-114955 said:

This sounds doable for me and I love camping out and bonfires and roasting sausages and hot dogs on an open fire. I am sp hoping to meet you all.

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June 17th, 2012 - Rosemarie-58633 said:

Good one Dennis... it'll take the wind out of their sails.LOL

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June 17th, 2012 - Dennis-754668 said:

If the air compressor, or the battery pump give out, we'll have the hellyons blow up the air matresses...hehe...

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June 17th, 2012 - Tim-100809 said:

I have an air compressor at the farm to use for blowing up air mattresses as well.

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June 17th, 2012 - Rosemarie-58633 said:

From the forum, I have a battery operated pump (for air mattresses) I'll bring again this year.

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June 16th, 2012 - Mary-363093 said:

Peter and Hilda - you won't regret attending this one - we promise a wonderful weekend! Looking forward to meeting you both!

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June 15th, 2012 - Hilda-184281 said:

This may the the year when I can make it to this gathering... :)

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June 15th, 2012 - Helen-407474 said:

We'd love to have you come over, Peter and although you won't be travelling the farthest we might still reward you with one of our terrific smores! ;)

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June 15th, 2012 - Peter-508019 said:

May come from Cleveland

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June 15th, 2012 - Mary-363093 said:

A prize for traveling the furthest - sure! I vote she gets the first s'more!!!!! :)

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June 14th, 2012 - Helen-407474 said:

Woohoo, Olivia! Do we have a prize for the person that travels the farthest?? I think we should.

That is a good idea too, Rosemarie.

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June 14th, 2012 - Mary-363093 said:

Olivia is coming all the way from CALIFORNIA, so I don't want to hear any excuses from anyone else about how far away it is! LOL!

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June 14th, 2012 - Rosemarie-58633 said:

Or like me from my kids' scouting days, last year I brought a gallon of water from home and a smallish square container and a thin wash cloth and small towel (well used) that will dry quickly. Easy to freshen up a bit that way.

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June 14th, 2012 - Helen-407474 said:

Good point, Ann!

Nancy, that's the spirit...good coffee in the morning makes everything else a bit better (besides, we are all a bit grungy) and I take baby wipes with me and they are a good way to get cleaned up...not hot but clean. ;)

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June 14th, 2012 - Ann-266128 said:

Ann

June 14th, 2012 Ann-266128 said:

Hey, people, especially you pyros, start praying for rain this summer!!! With near drought conditions here already in June, we don't want any burn bans raining on our fun in October!

So happy to have so much fun to look forward to in October!

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June 14th, 2012 - Dennis-754668 said:

Nancy theres nothin like grungin it for a weekend...hehe... Besides, after a few good games of euchre, you'll forget all about a shower.

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June 11th, 2012 - Dennis-754668 said:

Hey Tim, I was wonderin if you were gonna sign up for this event...hehe... Wow, I have a title now... I have gone from Pyro 1, to Sir Keeper of the Flame... hehe... I accept the challenge Sir Tim, aka Pyro 2... hehe...

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June 11th, 2012 - Tim-100809 said:

Ok, Dennis. You are now given the title "Sir Keeper of the Flame"! lol You have officially been put in charge of keeping the bonfire going over the weekend. Are you up to the challenge?

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June 11th, 2012 - Dennis-754668 said:

Mary, it sounds like your up for a game or two of euchre. I'll bring em...

Hey Helen, its just a friendly little game of cards. no pressure...hehe...

Mary 2, its Pyro two that likes the accelerator...hehe...

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June 10th, 2012 - Mary-363093 said:

All right - Michelle and Nancy will be there!

I'm loving the comments - I forgot about the lion we all had to look for! :) Luckily, there was no actual danger, the men were prepared to take care of any wild animals that came near us. We all were perfectly safe.

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June 10th, 2012 - Helen-407474 said:

Hey Rob, I think I will need all the help I can get witht he Euchre!

Mary (TX) hope you can make it, too...who else will help me look for lions??? ;)

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June 10th, 2012 - Rob-598533 said:

I'm definitely looking forward to this. Helen, I can teach you some of the finer points of euchre if Dennis can't. I played every single day at lunch my junior year of high school. It was so popular around our high school that people used to joke that knowing how to play euchre was a graduation requirement.

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June 10th, 2012 - Mary-363093 said:

Yay Dawn and Chris will be there - they are a core part of the host team!! Those gals know how to camp!

Jonathan - welcome to the Camp Out! Hope you can make it. There are a few of us native Michiganders among this group - I was born in Detroit, had relatives that lived for years on James Dr near Universal Mall.

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June 9th, 2012 - Christina-50555 said:

Farm Outing Yes!!!! I still have my dip bag from girl scouts, so doing dishes will be a breeze. I think I might get one of those pie irons and make something yummy. I think I need to start experimenting over the fire pit now so I have my recipes down to a science.

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June 9th, 2012 - Dawn-58330 said:

Yippppeeeeeeee! Farm outing here I come! I am so looking forward to this. I even have my mess kit already. I've thought and thought about this -- there is NO possible way that I will have a bad time at the Farm Event. :)

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June 9th, 2012 - Helen-407474 said:

Oh ya, Euchre...I had forgotten about that....was hoping you had to, Dennis...LOL...actually it sounds like you guys had a good time with that in February....I don't think you will have time to teach the finer points of Euchre with all the responibility of managing the fire and wood. ;) teehee... Oh heck, bring it on!

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June 9th, 2012 - Rosemarie-58633 said:

Count me in as well and looking forward to Euchre this time too. May our Lord bless again with wonderful weather and amazing clear sky filled with His evening majesty.

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June 9th, 2012 - Mary-363093 said:

I'd love to get some card games going while we're there - bring em, Dennis!

Helen - I can only imagine what gorgeous things you can create being surrounded by all that inspiration!

Ann - you're another one who will come this year WITHOUT an injury. You had a wing in a sling last time, right?

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June 9th, 2012 - Dennis-754668 said:

Helen, ya need to plan on playin some euchre too!

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June 9th, 2012 - Rob-362135 said:

This event is a blast... so much to do, so many new people to meet and so many friends to see again & catch up with. It's on my calendar and I'll be looking forward to this fall outing :)

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June 9th, 2012 - Helen-407474 said:

Looking forward to it! Hoping we will have beatiful weather again but a little less windy/breezy this year....would like to bring my 'plein aire' easel and paint a bit.

Last year was my first time to attend an event and I am so glad I did, met lot's of great people....the Indy people are terrific, fun, and full of faith....hope we will have even more people join us this year!!!

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June 9th, 2012 - Ann-266128 said:

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June 9th, 2012 - Mary-363093 said:

Dennis - we'll gladly accept the wood and will probably put you in charge of PYRO that weekend. You seem to be the right man for that job, lol.

Monica - you enjoyed our Chili Cook Off - wait until you camp out with us. It's a LONGER time with us, full of crazy fun!

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June 9th, 2012 - Dennis-754668 said:

You can count the hellyons and me in... It will be nice to see everyone... I can also bring along some fire wood... Nothin like a good fire for campin aye...

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