Tuesday, December 31, 2013


Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

To my family, friends and blogging buddies....may 2014 bring you health and happiness.  Care about the environment, peace and your neighbors.  It's never too late to pay it forward.

Monday, December 30, 2013

Another Day in Paradise....

It was a very cold and windy morning.

 After chores I had to run some errands in Brockport and on the way down it started snowing like crazy.

 By late afternoon we had a few minutes of sunshine and I just kept reading by the fire.

Chores at 5.
 They were ready to get out of the elements.

 A perfect night to have breakfast for dinner.

Hopefully I will get motivated to take more pictures.
Night all.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

You'll Need to Wear Your Long Johns Tomorrow...

After a balmy 45 degrees and the horses eating grass in the pastures, the temp is going to plummet.  It was supposed to rain this afternoon, but we got very little.  Don't need anymore ice skating rinks.

 Moon seems to be doing better in the soundness department everyday.  She will be moving in two weeks to a barn near Lorrie's.

 Karen has a young guest visiting from Florida (where she left 80 degrees).  She has been accepted at SUNY Brockport and is here to have a look.

When chores were finished they groomed the Florida Babes....
 and then Karen rode Angel.  She had not been ridden for two months and looked terrific.

 For much of the day, all the girls picked at the grass.

 As we (already) have an ice skating rink in the corner of the big pasture, Kelsey thought it would be fun to go out there and "skate" in her boots.
 She also created a snowman.  I'm sure the horses loved it.

 Gary and I used a gift certificate (Christmas) to have lunch down at Java.  I order this every single time as it is the best sandwich in the area (according to my taste buds) know...a Greek panini.
 One of the merchants put out a bird feeder and there were a gazillion sparrows chowing when we left.
 Our next stop was the Lift Bridge Book Shop, where Gary picked up the Buffalo News.

This picture is for my friend, Sharon Creech, who wrote all of these books (and many more).  They are very popular in this area and we have a shelf full at home.  First I read them, and then I share them with our granddaughter (Daniela), who has read almost every one.  Check them out in your local bookstore...I love her writing style.  (So does Karen D.)!

When we got home I made a batch of bean salad.
 Spent the rest of the afternoon vegging.

At chore time, a sunset was making it's entrance.

Had to whistle for the girls to come in from the pasture.

Thawed out more chili....
 and had a great salad with a toasted bagel on the side.  Easy.
That's it....
Night all.