Happy Monday! Hope you had a relaxing weekend and for those in the DMV area, hope you all stayed cool. This heat is intense!
On Saturday Tommy, Ava, my mom, and I met up with our friends Arlene, Seyla, and their adorable Rottie pup, Bruno, at a really cool spot in Southern Maryland, BoonDoggie Farm.
Arlene and I were thinking of something fun to do with all of our babies (human and canine) and she suggested we check out BoonDoggie’s Vintage Flea and Farmer’s Market. Always one to try new things I was immediately on board. At the last minute we decided to leave Ms. V home since we knew she wouldn’t do well with the heat. Saturday was a scorcher.
Despite it being in the very high 90s, we actually got little bits of reprieve while we were sauntering around the outdoor flea market and at times there was a slight breeze. The organizers of the market were thinkers and offered a “misting tent” for shoppers to sit and stand under too!
I loved the vendor below. I thought she had very cute and funny things to buy.
The flea market had an array of vendors selling various things – vintage jewelry and clothes, DIY pieces of furniture (to fix up, paint), things to accessorize your fury pals with and your children, vintage mason jars, picture frames, you name it. The one thing I didn’t see much of was a farmer’s market. Maybe we arrived too late for this (around 1pm).
My mom picked up the most darling chest for Ava’s room for her blankets from another vendor, Blue Pumpkin Design.
I am a little embarrassed to admit this, but I didn’t know the significance of BoonDoggie Farm until after we had visited it. The farm was officially launched in 2012, with the purchase of a 50-acre plot in Bryantown, Maryland. The owners of the farm are animal lovers and had been living out this passion for animals through donations to area animal shelters and rescues. However with the purchase of this vast amount of land, they are now able to provide sanctuary to previously abused and neglected animals. The focus at the farm is to provide a loving, caring final home for animals in need. In the owner’s care they will find the food, shelter and care they’ve previously not had. How amazing is that?
I really enjoyed our time here and told Tommy I’d love to come back sometime in the fall. Once I learned how BoonDoggie farm came about I want to come back even more.
After we were done shopping we decided to grab a bite to eat at a restaurant Arlene recommended, Prime Street Grille.
Thanks for a fun day Arlene and Seyla and introducing us to BoonDoggie Farm!
What I wrote on this day in 2013.