Monday, February 28, 2011


Earlier this week, the weather man said today it was supposed to reach 50 degrees.  Ha ha ha!  How about 36 with rain?????
 I sure am glad I did not change the horse's blankets!
 While the ponies were eating their grain, I put all the hay in nets so they could be out of the weather.
 King Mustafa was in the cozy run-in and his net was on the gate.  Where did PC and Abbe go?  Were they smart enough to stay under the shed roof?
 It started raining last night so a lot of the snow melted, creating a mess.
 The pigeons were bathing in the huge puddles.
 Eventually they all got situated.

 The driveway was in sight.
 So was a little bit of the lawn.
 Treacherous walking where there was water covered ice.
 The dogs were a MESS!
 How can cats stay so clean?

After chores I ran a couple of errands and picked up some glop to seal the outside of my drum.  Also made a couple of drum sticks with some dowels, fabric and yarn.  The sound was not nearly as good before they were covered.
 Now we can add dimension to our drum jam.
Late afternoon...I was getting the signal that it was almost time for chores.
 The library is so jammed up with all my stuff....saddle, bags, drums, computer, cards....blah blah blah.
But the kitties don't mind keeping me company...
  A nap in front of the fire sounded pretty good....

 Instead, I got my act together and went outside.  This was clearly the most beautiful part of the day.

 Got in after 6 and it was still light out....a good sign.
 Does our dinner look familiar?  Gary made a new fruit salad and we had leftovers.
Night all.

Sunday, February 27, 2011


 Didn't we have more snow last night??????
 Oh well!  At least it was light.
 Barb and I were out there doing chores and lovin' it.
 We had Colorado skies and it was melting before the get go.
 Chores went quickly....

 The sun made all the difference.  I even took off my jacket.
 Gary did some shoveling before he left for coffee.
 I could not stop taking pictures.

 Who knows what this will look like tomorrow when it hits the 40s.

 Barb checked out Mustafa before she left...
 and I started shoveling.  The pile of snow above is nearly 5 feet high.
 L'orange Marmalade stuck his tongue out at me.

When I got in the house I spent several hours putting a collage on a 55 gallon barrel that Gary cut for me.  It is my new bass drum.  Ha Ha!
 I took whatever was on hand and glued it to the barrel with that clear papier mache glop.
 Gary even made me some drum sticks out of dowels.  Tomorrow I will get some good decoupage glue and cover the whole thing a couple of times to make sure it sticks properly.
I attempted to catch a 30 minute nap, but got a phone call and it didn't happen.
 Out for evening chores at 5:30.  The light was so different from this morning.
 Got in by 6.  Fed the cats and dogs, took a shower and we went down to Apple Creek Farm for dinner.
 As per usual, there were many flowers.....

 Dinner was excellent.  A spinach salad.
 Stuffed shells and nice crusty rolls.
 Just what I wanted and so delish!
 Dessert was a chocolate "volcano" cake baked with chocolate pudding.
Louise always does a great job!

Home before 9.  Going to crawl under the covers and watch the Academy Awards for awhile.
Night all.