Emandal - A Farm on a River
In 1908, Em and Al Byrnes opened up their home to friends who wished to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life. All the fruits and vegetables served were grown on the farm, as were the meat and eggs. Em baked all the bread.
Since 1946, the Adams family has continued the tradition of country vacations with farm grown and home cooked meals. Today Tamara Adams, following in the footsteps of her in-laws, Clive and Jessie Adams, and her late husband, Clive Adams, Jr., operates Emandal’s Family Camp in the summer, day visits for school groups in the spring, and hosts groups, workshops and other special events throughout the year.
Her son, Malanyon Adams, runs the garden, and his wife Sarah, helps out around the farm. Tamara’s other children and their partners/spouses, Buffalo Adams and Claudine Williams, Zarya (Adams) and Mike Plessas, and Kashaya Adams, return periodically to augment year-round and seasonal staff with various projects and special events.