A family portrait.........


Thursday, April 17, 2014

Family Portraits!!!

 A beautiful morning...the water trough was frozen again.
 Stephanie, our farrier, arrived at 8:30 to trim Abbe and Berlin.

 All of the girls had rolled and were filthy.
 At 11 Ariana and Daniela went out to the Studio for a photoshoot.

By 2 I was at Wegmans picking up a few things for dinner.  Snuck a few shots of their Easter flowers.

 Gucci and Phoebe were along for the ride.

 By mid afternoon I took the sheets off the horses.

 They got tucked in by 6:15 as we were going to have dinner with the whole crew.

 The kids wanted pizza.

 Gucci wanted to eat too.

 When we finished, most of the crew went out for a little ballgame in the field.  Good exercise.  They were tired when they came in.

 Steph and the girls are leaving at 6am, heading back to the Big Apple.  So...we took a few parting shots.  We do have a sense of humor when it comes to family portraits.

 That's my story for today, and I'm stickin' too it.
Night all.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014


 I woke up at 6am today.  The sun was rising and the moon was still high in the western sky.

 There was still a little snow on the ground and it was in the low 20s.  Too cold.

 Steph and the crew were here for part of the day.

 They played cards for awhile then went out to lunch.
 In spite of the crazy weather, the daffodils are starting to grow.
 I was relaxing in the kitchen with both dogs on my lap when the phone rang around 1:20.  One of the Wednesday bridge players did not show up and they needed someone asap.  I was still in my barn clothes and did not have time to change, but decided to go.
What would you bid Sally?
Home a little after 4 and did evening chores at 5:45.

 Got the girls tucked in by 6 so I could grab a shower and make a salad for our monthly dinner with Brenda, Al, Ron and Ann.

Tootsie Louise was waiting for us at the back door.
 Our hostess was sporting her new lips.

 Another excellent meal with good pals.

 Brenda brought out three of Al's carvings that were just in a big show.  All were gorgeous.
 Dessert was butterscotch pudding with bourbon and meringue.
Steph and Jen have all the kids tonight.  We are crashing.
Night all.