Monday, March 31, 2014

Could We Be Headed In The Right Direction?

 First my flower for today...we still have a ton of snow (but it's melting).

Next, one of the drawings that will be in the Skoog Farm Workshop Retrospective this month.
Sandy C. did this's in colored pencil and is very large and commanding.

Now for the dog and pony show.  We had beautiful light from morning 'til night.

At 11:30 I was picked up by my friend Alice, to go out to lunch...she got to pick where we would end up and it was Friendly's.  I have not been there in at least a decade, but I was fine with wherever she wanted to go.  I was bad!  Had a honey BBQued chicken melt on sourdough toast with crispy fries and I even had a Coke.  (I know I know!  We never have Coke in the house but will have one occasionally when I go out.  The worst part is the fact that Coke uses Monsanto products and that is a big no no for me).  It was so good....
 After much catching up, I got home around 2:30 and decided to make something healthy for dinner.  Corn chowder.
 Of course my two buddies followed me everywhere.

I've said it before...when it looks like this in the library it's time for chores.
 What a gorgeous evening!

 Tucked the girls in around 6:30.

 We did not eat until 7.
 Just salad and soup.
 47 today and 60 tomorrow!  Am I dreaming????
Night all.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Oh My Achin' Back!

It all started yesterday morning when I told Karen that is was the first day there was no snow in the front paddock.  That put the whamie on this entire town, as by 11:30 last night it looked like this.

 7am and all the green grass had disappeared.

 Gary opened the end of the driveway so Karen could get off the road.  We had at least 10" or more of very wet and heavy snow and two shovels, so very little progress had been made by the time she arrived and she barely made it to her usual parking spot.  Once again, the wind had created drifts that were 12 to 20 inches deep.

 Naturally the biggest drifts were in the paddock, so we cleared a path to the water trough.

Considered feeding hay in the indoor, but it was actually quite mild out.

Maggie did not care how deep the snow was, she wanted to roll.

This is a mystery cat that keeps showing up in the barn.  I imagine the storm brought it back for some food and shelter.  It kept watching me today, but would not come when called or for food.  Instead, it waits until we leave and then cruises around the barn.

This is the stairway down to the stall area.

Angel and Maggie ventured out to the back pasture...for Florida Babes they sure don't mind the snow.

 Between us, Gary, Karen and I got one side of the driveway shoveled out and a path back to the barn.  Jenny and Scott came up after lunch, to do the other side of the driveway with his plow.

 It was so deep and heavy he could only get part of the way through, so we have a big pile blocking one of the driveways that will just have to melt.

I made a quick trip to Wegmans and this is one of 5 or 6 piles they had in the parking lot just from the snow we got through the night.

Fortunately the temperature was near 40 and it started melting.  Now things are really starting to look ugmo.

 That afternoon sun told me it was chore time.  All I wanted to do was take a nap.

 The part of the paddock we shoveled was all squishy and the rest of the white stuff should disappear in the next few days as we just might get into the 50s.
 Tucked the girls in around 6:30.

This is about as interesting as the sky got today and it was just before I went into the house.

Doesn't it look lovely?

Leftover minestrone for dinner with a nice organic multi grain roll and some apple slices.

Just before the sun went down, the light was just gorgeous.

Between now and our Art Opening at a Different Path Gallery I am going to post some of my student's work, so if you live in the area you will be enticed to come to the show.

This is a primitive papier mache bowl made by Connie B.  She used acrylics to paint it inside and out.
 It was created several years ago (the show is a retrospective) and I would love to do this project again.
If you got through this entire post, you are a trooper.
Night all.