Friday, February 24, 2017

Come Rain Or Come Shine

It was pouring when I went out to the barn this morning,
 so I left the girls in their stalls until it stopped.
 By 10:30 they were outside and the sun appeared.
 I cleaned the stalls and shortened Abbe and Berlin's manes.

 The temperature went up to 64 today.

 We spent part of the day inside....

and went out tonight for dinner with Al, Brenda (at their house), Ron and Ann.
We have been meeting for at least 4 or 5 years...shooting for once a month.
When we left the farm, the temperature was down by 25 degrees.

 Another great meal with a side of laughs and great conversation.

 It's late.
Night all.

If you are in the area.....

Thursday, February 23, 2017


Would you believe that I groomed Abbe before she went out this morning?
By the time the stalls were finished, she was a disaster.

 This yucca plant has new growth on it, but it's a tough cookie and 
has lived through many frigid winters.  What's going to happen when winter returns?

 I imagine all these petals will have fallen off by tomorrow night....
 still beautiful.
 When Karen arrived for evening chores, the light was beautiful and all the girls
 were caked with mud.
 Too many plants are confused by this February thaw and I'm afraid that the large buds on the fruit trees are going to be damaged.

Tonight I made a cauliflower casserole for dinner.
This is how it looked before I put it in the oven and topped it with hard boiled eggs slices.
 I used our last tangerine on the salad.
 In the meantime I made a couple jars of marinated cucumbers (and onions) to put in the frig for another day.  Just like fresh pickles.
 This was a delicious vegetarian dinner.
Night all.

This is going to be a great show.