Tuesday, May 31, 2011


Good Morning World!  L'orange and Seymour (along with the other kitties) don't come in the house at night anymore.  They are quite happy to live outside...of course they have all kinds of places to lounge.
I let them in during the day if they want, but they prefer to go back out and chase chipmunks.

It was one of those days.

The sky looked steamy as soon as I went out to the barn.  Woke up at 6 and was feeding before 7.

 The ponies were not too excited about the temperature and would only go out to the pasture for a few minutes at a time.
 I put the fan on for them in the run-in.
 Decided to mow the last pasture before it got any hotter.

This is the pasture I put them on regardless of the weather...even when it's wet.  For some reason they just don't punch it up.  Today it looked gorgeous.

Back to the house and did not spend a lot of time outside.
 Changed our bedroom around and washed the sheets and quilt.  Put a fan in one of the windows in preparation for the weather.
 Closed the house up and put a couple of fans in the kitchen.  It stayed fairly cool all day, so I decided to have my class there instead of in the Studio Barn.
 Jean and Tina were here today....tomorrow we will set up our art show.
 Tina will finish this by tomorrow so she can hang it in the show.  These beautiful creatures are from Hidden Meadow Farm.
 Of course Gucci and Phoebe performed for their treats.  Tina always remembers them.
 After class she cut a mat for one of my photographs.  It's a huge print, and I got the frame at Good Will for peanuts.  It turned out great.
 Picked some rhubarb to make a pie, and more for my friend Deb.
 Sidney tried to help.
 The garlic is looking good...over 3 feet tall.
 Here's a before shot of the pie.
 We waited....and waited.
 Made another salad with chicken, pears and apples.  Had to use up a baked chicken breast.
 Finally, the pie was finished.
By now it should have cooled off.
Night all.  Wish you were here to have a piece!

Monday, May 30, 2011


 Last night was pretty scary around here.  Severe storm warnings "stay away from your windows", wild winds, heavy rain and yellow lightning.  Fortunately it passed through very quickly.  All that water has made the hostas grow like crazy.
 Muggy and buggy....
 Barb helped with chores...a bonus day.  She will be building a barn at her place and getting a pasture mate for King Mustafa.  Having him home will make her very happy.
 Gary planted tomatoes, red and green peppers, and parsley.

 He was soaked by the time he came in for lunch.
 Seymour was lovin life.
Jenny and the boys arrived around one.
 We started off with some extra sharp cheddar cheese, crackers and pepper jelly.
 Cranberry spritzers....
 and traditional picnic fare.
 Finn and Coop found Grampa's old license plates and wanted to take them home.

 It was very hot and Finn was ready to go home to their cool basement family room.

 They left around 2:30 and had another party to attend.  Tomorrow Jenny gets a new car.
 I decided to attack the big pasture as the buttercups were out of control.
 It was still pretty wet, but I was able to mow 80% of it.
Went in to cool off before it was time to do evening chores.

Taking the rest of the evening off.
Night all.  Tomorrow it is supposed to be a record breaking 95 degrees!


The first is "Dr. Momi."  I do not have one bit of info on her...if she reads this, maybe I can learn more.
The second is Honest Abe...quite a photographer!  He was born in 1934 and will celebrate his 56th anniversary in July!  Wait until you see his blog(s)!
Thank you both for following my Journal!