I took more photos this year. You can find them here. The plastic-ware count indicates we had over 200 friends and family eating dinner with us.
Perfect weather, tasty food, great music, and good family and friends, one needs nothing more.
Zero is a little begger. That's her 'I'm adorable; I demand petting' pose. The Sheltie belongs next door, but the other two dogs stay at our house. All three dogs are adopted strays, dumped by uncaring persons. We live on a gravel road 500 feet down from a four-lane highway. We have a fenced two-acre yard that dogs seem to always find ways to escape and over the years, we've lost many to the highway traffic. The little white part-Australian shepard was just a puppy with a frost-bit ear when she showed up ten or so winters ago. I said if we keep her, we'll call her Zero because that's her chances of lasting a year. A quick learner, she minds our rules about leaving the yard and apparently has taught our other, younger dog to do the same. We mostly call her Zee.