Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Come Rain Or Come Shine....

It was in the 30s this morning when I went out to the barn and it was raining!

Had to put the sheets back on the girls so they could stay outside.
 Gary's garlic is starting to grow like crazy...this is only half of it.
 Chorus at 10.  We have a performance next week so our rehearsal was in high gear.

All the rain last night knocked down some of the daffodils so I brought a few into the house.

Had a 2pm meeting here with 6 people from the community, who are working together on a fundraiser so we can install another mural in one of our parks.  On May 31st the Brockport Big Band is donating a concert for the cause.  We are calling it JazzFestWest, as these musicians will be playing for the 5th (maybe 6th) year in the Rochester International Jazz Festival.  More details will follow as we are hoping for a big crowd (in our barn - indoor).  Of course I did not get my camera out until almost everyone had left.
 As per usual, the sun made an appearance late in the afternoon.

 We had dinner before I went out to do chores.  The girls deserved a little time in the sun.
We had korv (Swedish sausage made by Gary and Randy), mashed potatoes, peas and a Saint Tim salad with apples, pears and craisins.....and crumbly blue and scallions.....
 Whenever there is rain, there is rolling.
 Four little piggies.

Night all.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

And The Rains Came

Off and on all day.
 After chores I moved a little more brush....
 and had just enough time to grab a shower before class.
 I love being back out in the Studio....the little heater made it very cozy.

 I went down to the village a little before 1.  They have started filling up the canal.
 Had a meeting at the Village Hall where we judged a poster contest.
 We are about to have a celebration (2nd year) called Low Bridge High Water.
 In the 4th grade (in this neck of the woods) all the children study the Erie Canal.  They have an opportunity to enter a poster contest and the winner not only gets a cash prize, their entry is used for advertising.  Above you can see what was selected last year.

Here are some of the examples we judged today.

 Got home and tried out my bike, which has now been made stationary so I can ride it in the house.  Prior to this time, my right knee (had a replacement) would not let me ride and I am finally able to get over the hump.  I figure if I do this for awhile I can get back on the road.
 Put the wet and muddy horses in the barn a little early.

 Did not make dinner as we were going to a town board meeting tonight.  Stopped at the Golden Eagle on the way.

Tonight it was all about assessment.  Things are definitely inequitable in the Town of Sweden.

This issue is very important to us and many others, as the room was packed.  Several years ago I fought the town and ended up in court where the town lost.  I really did my homework, did not hire an attorney and won.  Our assessor's ears must have been burning tonight as around 15 people had a lot to say about the way he has been handling his position (without grace).

That's about it for today....except for one more thing.  See this beautiful glass bottle?  Thecrazysheeplady and Saint Tim brought it to us filled with some very smooth Kentucky Bourbon.  Now that it is gone (Gary has shared it with some of our very special pals) it has been recycled and holds our extra virgin olive oil.  Love it!
  Is it not beautious?
Night all.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Another One....

What a pleasure it has been to have a series of days full of sunshine.

 By the time I went to the barn it was already in the 50s....much warmer than yesterday.
 Had a 2pm appointment in Batavia with my dentist.  The usual 6 month check.
 Love the house where the office is located.
 Moved more brush when I got home and then made some chicken salad for dinner.
1 grilled chicken breast, 2 apples, 2 stalks of celery, grapes, craisins and nuts.  Served it on a bed of organic mixed greens with a toasted English muffin on the side.  I need to do this more often, it was delish.
 The pups and I headed out to do chores....

 when Dave arrived to pick up our lawn tractor and hand mower.  We should have them back by the weekend and by that time we will need to mow the lawn.
 Berlin and Abbe were curious.

 Tucked the girls in by 7.  The temperature in the barn was about 63.
We hit the low 70s today.  I think it is safe to say that we are really into spring.
Night all.