Friday, July 22, 2016

A Hot Tip From Roger

The air was heavy this morning and I could not stand it....
so hot outside last night we could not even open up the windows.

 I made sure the girls had plenty of hay and water and put the fan on.
The pastures don't have much to offer, tho they continue to pick at what's left of the grass.
We are officially in a drought, if not a severe drought.
 Before 9 I was on the phone with Judy and we decided to get our exercise in the pool.
Tina and Roger's pool.  No Agape for me.
 We treaded water for almost 90 minutes and it was no effort at all.  
Roger came out to say hello and I asked him if he liked the cabbage I sent home last Tuesday.  Well, he told us about two dishes he made out of it and that's all I needed to hear.

 Mid afternoon I drove down to Weggies to get some bacon.

When I got back to the farm, spoke to Daniela as today is her birthday.  I grabbed this collage off her Mom's FB page...she is so grown up.  High School in September and still going strong playing soccer this summer.
So what did I do with that bacon?
I sliced four pieces into small bits and browned them in a frying pan.
Set them aside and added one chopped onion to the drippings.
(In the meantime I shredded 1/2 of a cabbage and used
 a potato peeler to add some carrot curls for color)

 Then....I removed the pan from the heat and added 4 tablespoons of cider vinegar and
2 tablespoons of brown sugar to the onions.
Finally, I wisked in about 1/2 cup of mayo and created a nice sauce.

 Added the bacon and tossed.  Spiced it up with salt, pepper and celery salt.
Gary grilled some corn
 and country ribs.
 What a great meal!
Try this recipe....you are going to get hooked!
Night all.

Happy Birthday Daniela....

You've got it altogether!  
We missed you this summer.
Nanna and G-Paw 

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Morning 'til Night


 Yesterday the field next to our property was worked up.  What are they going to do?  Plant crops or a four acre lawn?
 After chores I drove down to The Center to pick up a few items from our event last Sunday.  The garden Gary planted was doing very well.
 While I was gone, Phoebe and Seymour spent a lot of time sacked out in the living room.

 Ariana brought us this new "door bell" which we are now using.
Thank you Steph!
 The temperature went up to 92 today and I got ahead of it by closing the windows while the house was still at 68 degrees.  So far so good.  Tomorrow it will hit 90 again, but I'm hoping we get a little rain with the heat and high humidity.

I spent the afternoon inside...finished a book and made some potato salad for supper.
By 7 I was down at the Welcome Center for 
 Tonight's entertainment featured the Brockport Big Band.
 What a great group of musicians.

 I packed the potato salad, pickled beets and iced tea in a basket and brought it along so Gary, Jenny, Scott and I could have a little dinner.  They rode their bikes to the Welcome Center.
 She brought subs leftover from a lunch meeting she had today, so we were all set.

 Ben M. sang with the band again.  He was so well received.

 This couple sat across the canal and listened to the music.

Just before we left, this appeared in the sky....  It looked huge in the distance, but when it was brought down it was quite small. Have you seen a drone yet?
The sunset was beautiful.
Night all.