Wednesday, November 30, 2011


 The beautiful sunrise....
 turned into a grey day.
 A drop in the temperature was on the way so the girls wore their heavy Rambos.
 The pups had on their fleeces and  I needed to wear gloves while I was doing chores.

 Got back in the house before 9, took a shower and headed down to chorus.

 Woody and I had the opportunity to play a lot today.  Greg joined us on bongos for one of the songs.
 When I got back to the farm I decided to make an apple pie.  At Wegmans they were selling to already made pie crusts in a box...and my intention was to make a turkey pot pie after Thanksgiving.  That didn't happen so I used them today.  They were already rolled out!
 Used 2 kinds of apples.  The yellow delicious from Sally and Ida Reds from Apple Creek Farm.
Sprinkled them with a shot of orange juice, then added the flour and sugar.
 Had too many, and heaped them on the bottom crust anyway.
 Fortunately the top crust was big enough to cover the mountain.
 Put a couple of dabs of butter on the top, made some slits (and hearts)....then sprinkled on a little sugar.
I wish you were here to help us eat it.  Delicious!  Doesn't it look old fashioned?
 My friend Madonna stopped in to pick up some mats Tina left for her yesterday.  We had tea, a fire and lots of conversation.

It rained...
It snowed....

Then late afternoon the sun came out!

 Cleaned up the kitchen and went out to do chores.
Pink sky.

 Tucked those babies in just before it was in the low 30s, with an expected low of 28.

Did not make dinner.  We went out and had pie for dessert when we got home.
 The Kitties and Pups like being by the fire as much as I do. 
 Sophie is the only one not happy in the house.  When I put her in, she makes a run for it as soon as the door opens.  Most of the time she is tucked in the kitty condo on the back porch.  Eventually she will be more comfortable.

Now, it's time for me to catch Rachel Crow on the X-Factor.  I wish they would just let the contestants sing without all the glitz, dancers and confusion.  It drives me nuts!
Night all.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011


 Nothin' pretty about this morning.  Foggy with some "warmth" in the in 64.

I'll admit that it warmed up a I called the ponies in to take their sheets off.  After all, we were going to be "roasting" today.  Ha ha to that.

Miss Piggy rolled within 30 seconds....and that was just the beginning.

 Annette, I will challenge you and Jackson any day of the week!

Tina, Jean and Judy were here for class today.
 It was raining and getting colder by the hour.

 Sara...see Hickory and ??????

 Dog treats as usual.  Tina always remembers.
 After class I went down to the village to vote.  I wonder what is going to happen.  The issue is the formation of a Fire District.  Yes or No.  We live in an amazing community, but the politics here are not pretty in any sense of the word.  Don't get me started......
 It was still raining, going and coming back home.

I had opened up the indoor for the ponies earlier and look what happened!  After they got nice and wet they all rolled in the footing.
 How am I ever going to get Abbe white again?
Put them in early as the weather had totally deteriorated.
 Then,  a visit from Romeo's family (he will be arriving around noon on Thursday).

It was time for a simple dinner.  Gary did some painting at Jill's today and she sent home some pea soup.  Perfect on a night like this.
 It's a good thing there is a fire going.
Night all.

Monday, November 28, 2011


Yesterday at 7:15....
 This morning at 7:15.
 More rain last night, sprinkling this morning and sheets on.  Low 40s and damp.
 After stall duty I picked all the pastures.
 The pigeons did not like my presence.
 The winter wheat has started to grow in the back forty.
 The pastures are still green but the grass is not even half an inch long.

 What we need is a little more drenching so I can turn the outdoor arena into and ice skating park.
 Seymour stuck with me all morning.

 He has such beautiful green eyes.
 Berlin was in a posing mood.

 Went to the bank and Wegmans...other than that I vegged in front of the fire and finally finished my 5th Sharon Creech book. 
 "Replay."  Now I understand why my friend Kelly read all of Sharon's books to her students.
Instead of having spaghetti leftovers I decided to use the sauce for homemade pizza.
 Sauteed some onions for a topping, added cheese and voila.
 Once again, after I spread out the dough I let it sit for an hour. 
POOOOOF!  It made such a light crust!
 Jill did chores and joined us for dinner.  So nice to have her back in town.
If all goes well, you will be meeting Romeo on Thursday.
Night all.