I have been communicating with Annette from Aspen Meadows for quite some time now. We have so many similar interests (horses, food, gardening, rhubarb and more). Not only is she a great cook, she is also an amazing baker. If you have read her blog you must have seen some of the breads she has baked. All I did was ask for a recipe (which she posted) and this is what I got! The supreme baking cookbook. Now, am I up to the challenge?
Meanwhile back at the ranch...
Woke up to snow on the ground.
Jill, Chester, Phoebe, Gucci and I did our usual thing and were finished early (again).
It was grey and melting.
At 12:30 I left for the Senior Center to participate in Tai Chi for the first time (now it was raining). My friend Louise has been doing it for years. Today Judy (Art, Chorus, Drumming buddy) and I decided to give it a shot.
They are preparing for a performance in April on a day when people all around the world will be doing Tai Chi at the same time.
Today they wore their matching shirts to have their picture taken for a brochure advertising the event.
The woman on the far left in the front is the leader (Jane), and has been doing this for many years. There is no charge for this activity. To me, it goes along with other things I do...singing, drumming.... We started out with 2 basic things (I don't know the terms yet) and I was able to do them. When they moved to one of the forms they are going to perform (which was far more advanced) I could not adlib it so I ended up stopping and watched. And it was beautiful...to see this group all doing the same movements at the same time (to music) was so peaceful and touching. I think I would really like to learn more.
Stopped at Wegmans on the way home and by now it was pouring.
The horses knew enough to get under the shed roof.
Once again the snow was pretty much gone and the paddock was a disaster.
Around 4! Voila!!!! The sun came out.
When I went out to feed the ponies....
The wind kicked up like crazy. May get gusts up to 60 miles per hour.
Battened down the hatches. Let's hope no trees blow down with the ground so soft and mushy.