This Fall Team Human Crew from all over the NorthWest gathered at the Hidden Acres Orchards, Team Human BaseCamp for the 3rd Annual Family Picnic.
The Family Picnic was started as a way to gather Team Human crew together after the summer season to catch up, share, and plot winter adventures. Hidden Acres hosts the event on their incredible orchard and part of the festivities is a day of public events to share Team Human and help out around the orchard.
The Story of Hidden Acres Basecamp
Hidden Acres is a Third Generation Family Fruit Orchard. Nick’s grandfather planted most of the trees covering the more than 30 Acres of beautiful apple, peach and cherry orchards. Sitting atop the historic Green Bluff orchard district outside of Spokane WA, every day throughout the summer and fall people come to the orchard to pick some of the Northwest’s tastiest fruit.
Every Fall the Hidden Acres Crew welcomes thousands of schoolchildren from across the region to visit the orchard and learn about life on a farm. A classic field trip for youngsters this program has been running for over thirty years. Parents bring their children and still remember “Miss Penelope” the talking pumpkin that sang songs with them years ago. The educational experience is run by the Team Human Crew that gathers at the orchard every fall and live there during the tour season. Learn more about the Hidden Acres Basecamp here.
The Rebirth of the Scroll Table.
The Team Human Scroll table got a brand new paint job for this year’s Family Picnic. With Classic green and yellow farmer’s colors, a fresh roll of paper and a big box of crayons. This installment has become a mainstay at the Orchard and it is always amazing to see what everyone has drawn across a huge mural.
The Classic Team Human Paint Party was in full effect under the tent. As Big Water jammed tunes everyone was invited to come paint a t-shirt and express their Team Human spirit. Some incredible new designs were created and budding artists uncovered. Check out the great designs.
Cooking a Luau Pig
Always ready to try something new, this year the crew learned how to cook a luau pig in the ground. Led by Robert we dug a huge pit in the front yard and lit a massive bonfire in it the night before. By morning we had a small mountain of coals to bury the pig wrapped in cabbage and soaked in apple cider of course. By nighttime we had the most succulent pig you’ve ever tasted.
Big Water Plays
With a late season warm sun gracing us Big Water set his tunes up on the Jam Shop deck and stepped up to share some of his golden music. The songs of Big Water have been a soundtrack to the Team Human movement and every song seems to catch each of us at a special place and time to bring us all together. Thank-you Big Water for sharing your incredible talents. Keep up with Big Water and his latest shows and music at www.bigwater.cc