Friday, May 26, 2017


A very grey day.

 Now for the outrageous part.
Tonight we went out to Ron and Ann's to have our monthly dinner
with them, Brenda and Al.
 Ann wanted to experiment with some appetizers.
We started off with little bowls of carrot soup...
 (there were Parmesan chips which we used for dipping).

 She also made lettuce leaves stuffed with chopped pears and nuts.
 As if that was not enough, she also made a small pizza with a cauliflower crust.
Brenda can't eat anything with gluten, so this was perfect for her.  Tasted great.
 I made the salad....
romaine, apples, craisins, golden raisins, candied walnuts, chives and extra sharp cheddar cheese.
The homemade dressing - oil/vinegar/maple syrup and honey mustard.

 Ann made a German stew full of beef and vegetables
(amazing flavor) served over noodles.
 Brenda baked a cherry pie served ala mode.
What a meal!
Night all.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Big Rains and the Pond is Back!!!

 What a mess.  It was raining when we went out to do chores....


so I set up the hay under the shed roof and cleaned the stalls.
 The girls headed straight out to the pasture and proceeded to get soaked.

 They did not want to come in and Little Wonder
 did not have a problem sitting in the paddock watching them.

 The beautiful outdoor arena is now flooded.
 At 11 I asked the girls to come in and had to bribe them with cookies.

 and Maggie had the shakes (why are they so ridiculous about getting out of the weather???)
 I got them all covered and toasty and it was still pouring.

 The iris took a beating.
 Little Wonder and Phoebe had a 4pm appointment with the Animal Hospital for their heartworm tests and I had a 3pm meeting.  Fortunately I was able to take them with me.
Mary loves Wonder and wanted to have her picture taken with him.
 The Animal Hospital was out of control busy
 and these two were very well behaved.
 I could not believe my bill!  $313.03 for the blood test, heartworm meds and flea/tick stuff.
 A lazy late afternoon and I was very happy to have leftovers for dinner.
Night all.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Banana Cream Pie....With Walnuts

A very beautiful day, 77 degrees and sunny.
Those black bugs were back.

After chores I drove to Tractor Supply to pick up some grain and bedding.
Then a quick stop at Wegmans....always need something.

 I had a meeting tonight (here) so when I got back to the farm I made 
a banana cream pie for dessert.

Extra good when topped with walnuts....and whipped cream.
 When Gary got home from Sara's he spent some time working in the gardens.
It's going to take weeks for him to get them all in shape.

 We had breakfast for dinner.
Eggs, onions, asparagus and extra sharp cheddar cheese....
 served with a bagel and homefries.

New flowers for my table.
Night all!