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Monday, September 16, 2013

It's a Long Story....

 What a misty morning.



 Lorrie and Moon had a lesson after chores.


 Abbe and Berlin were trying to sniff the water with bleach I dumped outside the paddock when I was cleaning a water trough for Angel and Maggie.  Don't know why this is of interest.

 Then it was chow time.
 Finished preparing the run-in before calling it quits.
 At 11 I picked up my friend Helen (from Scotland), who is here with her son Alex.... visiting her sister...Andrea of horsedum.  She is going to stay at the farm for a couple of days and we plan to cook and take in some activities in Brockport.  

This morning I introduced her to the Seymour Library, and being a storyteller, she headed straight for Fairytales in the children's section.
 She immediately found a book of Favorite Fairy Tales Told in Scotland.



 From there, we went out to lunch at the Stoneyard....

and split a Cubano Sandwich.  We were both starving and it filled the bill.

 Made a quick stop at Bittersweet.






Hit Wegmans on the way home, and when we got back to the farm it was so cold we asked Gary to start a fire, our first of the season.



On Monday evenings Helen listens to a radio show in Scotland and she frequently emails in requests.  Today she tuned in live, through this computer, and had the radio host dedicate a song to us.  Pretty wild that we could do it all from here.

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Needless to say, we were not hungry for dinner (poor Gary).  I put the horses in for the night around 7
and thought I was taking a video of them coming in.....wrong.



 We finally ate a very simple supper at 7:30.  Soup and a salad with some delicious bread that Helen brought.  Just enough.  I promised to make eggplant parm tomorrow night.




 We are going to take Helen to see the Dady Brothers, who perform Irish music.  They will be the entertainment at a volunteer luncheon on Tuesday.
As for now...tea and sitting by the fire.
Night all.

7 comments:

  1. That looks like a very happy, very full day. My Mum was born in Cambuslang, Lanarkshire, in 1903!!! So I feel I have a very personal link with anyone from there, Enjoy your stay with Lori and Gary, you'll be given a great time. Greetings to all, Jean.

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  2. I have the same exact plates! just a couple of them though, not a whole set. You sound like you are having a great time with your friend Helen. Tell her lily said hi.
    ; )

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  3. Love Helen's hair! And that sandwich has my stomach growling.

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  4. Looks like you're all having a wonderful time!

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  5. I have to say that salad looks quite yummy! Also, we have certain horse that love to sniff - and a couple even lick - at the bleach water after we clean troughs.

    Helen is lucky to be staying with perfect hosts!

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  6. I've been spending too much time on FB so it's good to see that life is fine at your farm. Lucky Helen - she looks like she's having a wonderful time!

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