Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Happy Birthday Daniela!


(I think this group has already started celebrataing!)

 Happy Birthday sweet girl!  Are you sure you are only going to be 12?
Enjoy your day at Madalay Bay.  Finn and Coop don't get to celebrate with you very often!
Love you,
Nanna and Grampa

Monday, July 21, 2014

The Heat is On....Again

 After chores I mowed the two small grass paddocks before it warmed up.
 Didn't the girls just have to come in with me.

 I took all the berries we picked yesterday
( blueberries, blackberries and raspberries)
 and made a little rustic pie.
 Kept busy for the rest of the afternoon and am really in need of some down time so I can get back to my reading  napping.

Jenny came up for dinner.

 Grilled organic chicken, lomain, a stirfry with peppers, zucchini and snow peas from our garden plus a cucumber salad.  So good.
 Out to do evening chores....

 and noticed that Angel was gimpy in her right hind.

 Karen came up to check on her and took her over to the grooming room in the other barn.  Maggie was worried when she didn't get to go along.

Back in the house for dessert.  This is the first time we have been able to make a pie from our own berries.

 The next couple of days are supposed to be near 90 and muggy...I'm thrilled.
Night all.


I'm conducting an experiment.  Read that if you cut off the bottom of your celery stalk and put it in water you can grown another one.  This is how it looks after 6 days.  Interesting.  Did anyone ever try this?

Sunday, July 20, 2014

A Carribean Cruise on the Erie Canal

It rained most of the night and it was still raining this morning.
The girls did not care and went about their grazing.
 Karen and I cleaned the stalls and loaded up the feed room with hay from the loft.

 The rain has provided an automatic watering system for the gardens.  Generally speaking, we only water a few times when we are starting new plants or seeds.  After that, they are on their own.

 "Sundays on the Canal" takes place at 1pm down at the Welcome Center.  Last week I took you along to the Garth Fagan Dance School Ensemble presentation and as it rained, we moved it over to the college dance department.  Today around 11 it was raining again and we got a back up venue in one of the local churches.  Jenny made the arrangements for us.  By 11:30 the conditions improved and we decided to hold it at the Welcome Center as planned.  Since I was already in Brockport Jenny and I went out to lunch....

 at Barber's,
 where we split a turkey ruben balboa.
 We got to the Welcome Center in time for Gary's introduction.
Alfred St. John and Paul Ferretty...the Trinidad & Tobago Steelband.
 "Hi Mom!"


Alfred and Paul were very personable and talented.
 Anyone who was standing, was moving to the music...including Jenny (who did not know I was doing this).

 Throughout the afternoon, boats kept arriving.  I'll bet they were surprised and thought this must be a pretty cool community.


Back to the farm around 2:30 and
checked out the gardens.

Tomorrow, I think I will make a tart out of all these berries and do a stir fry with the snow peas.
 Tonight we had a picnic.  Grilled Zwiegles, baked beans and an apple/carrot/craisin salad.
 After dinner I went out and called the girls in for theirs.


 (Trying to get some morning glories going)

That's a wrap. You are a real trooper if you made it to the end.
Night all.