Gar went down to Java for coffee while the pups and I went out to the barn.
Lately, they have been going back to the porch to tell me they are ready to go in.
Actually, it makes it easier for me to do chores as I am not busy keeping track of them.
A nice quiet morning with only a trace of new snow.
The horses have access to two pastures and the outdoor arena, but choose to stay in the front paddock most of the day.
I expect that when I put the hay out, but during the afternoon they do very little wandering.
The stalls were clean...the hay was set up for the evening and I was in the house by 9:20!
Below are the "winter" tools...right outside the kitchen door. That little sled makes my life so much easier.
We were given these two amarylis (spelling????) plants for Christmas. The first blossoms are gone and now they are quickly growing again. Let's see how long it takes for new ones.
This afternoon we had a few snow flurries, but they did not amount to much.
At 1:30 my class arrived and included two new students. Alice and Colm.
Everyone was very busy!
You can hardly see Deb at the end of the table...as she works on another painting for her book on family history.
We live in a very small world. Today we discovered that Alice lives two doors away from Sandy who has been coming to class for nearly 8 years...and when John walked in the door, there she was, and old friend who used to work in the same school district with him (and me).
Colm did some sketching today after a couple of exercises were done to start things off. He has a terrific style and is going to be another quick study.
Sandy made a lot of progress with her painting of Abbe.
Tina's colored pencil drawing of the fawn and cat is getting very rich.
Alice will be working on a "Journal" of sorts. She will fill it with watercolors of flowers.
Gary went to the library at one and ended up at Jenny's for awhile.
When he got home he split a lot of wood and brought it up to the back porch.
I went out to do chores at 5. It sure is staying light longer.
When I was finished, it started to get dark.
Winnie's family gave us a gift card to the Macaroni Grill for Christmas. We decided to use it tonight.
We got in there about 6:15 and had an excellent meal.
I had Chicken Scallopini ....
and Gary had Pollo.....can't remember....it was chicken with a light lemon flavor and a side of pasta covered with a fresh tomato sauce (veggies too).
We were home before 8, ready to get the fire going again.
If we are lucky, the next seven days will range from 30 to 40 degrees. The break will be pure pleasure. Tomorrow chorus starts up again and I can't wait to see what are new music is going to be. That's it...I'm outahere. Night all.