Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Ari has his donkey ears going. Lol! Probably because he was frustrated I was making him pose with me. :)
We worked our way down to the river only to discover this beautiful scene.
Gotta give props to Magic here. Ari balked at going down to the river so Magic took the lead! Good boy, Magic! Ari followed when he saw that Magic was making it down fine. :)
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Friday, June 25, 2010
I decided to take my gardening shears to Quincy's fur (okay, not really.....they were just grooming scissors). He's a little chopped up right now...but I think I'll have to even it out later. I hope he doesn't end up look like a Mexican hairless cat. I get a little carried away sometimes. :)
He looks a little stunned. I have no idea why? Ooh! I just saw a tuft of fur I missed. Here kitty, kitty!
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Photo courtesy of Country Living
2 cup(s) half-and-half
1/2 cup(s) sugar
1/4 teaspoon(s) salt
1 cup(s) whipping cream
1 teaspoon(s) vanilla extract
2 cup(s) huckleberries, or blueberries, blended with 3/4 cup sugar
1 In a medium saucepan, whisk together half-and-half, eggs, sugar, and salt. Place pan over medium- high heat and whisk mixture until bubbly. Strain into a large bowl and cool; then whisk in cream, vanilla, and berries. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until chilled, about 2 hours.
2. Pour mixture into ice-cream maker; process according to manufacturer instructions.
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
I wish this were me looking at my lovely home. :)
I dream of a garden like this. *sigh*
A well-used potting table.
My favorite part...the kitchen!
Until then...I keep visualizing. :)
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Lookout rosemary and hyssop...here I come.
Hope you're all having a wonderful weekend!
Happy Father's Day to all you wonderful dads and a special happy Father's Day to my step dad and my real dad who is with the angels now. Love you both!
Thursday, June 17, 2010
1. Accept and thank the person who sent it to you.
2. List 10 things about yourself.
3. List 5 additional things you don't like.
4. Pass the award on to 10 other bloggers.
Ten things about me.
1. I love watching older reruns of The Golden Girls. I have to watch them almost every night before bed.
2. I have a box on the bed next to my pillow, covered in linens for my oldest cat Mocha. She has to sleep with me every night and yes, her linens get changed several times a week. Quincy and Emma sleep elsewhere. :)
3. I am addicted to YouTube. I am subscribed to so many channels it's not funny. I love makeup channels, soap making channels, NANCY TODAY, meditation channels, horse channels...the list goes on.
4. I secretly have a goal of becoming a best selling author. I've started writing again...now if I can just get past the Prologue. Lol. Oh I'm just gonna say it, Dan Brown look out!
5. I can be very stubborn if I want to be. I call it being free spirited but for some reason others don't see it my way. I'm not always sweet, ya know. ;)
6. I truly believe I lived two past lives. One of them in the late 1800's and the other in the 1940's.
Five things I don't like:
1. Abusing animals and children.
3. Leaving my cats alone. I try to always get a cat sitter if it's more then one night.
4. Not enough sleep.
As usual, I will pass this onto anyone who comments on my post today and feel free to play along!
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
The farm my girlfriend and I visited was Geercrest Farms in Silverton, Oregon. The day was perfect and the drive was breathtaking. Geercrest is a working and educational farm open to the public for volunteering. They have also opened up their farm to educating grade school children...how to grow and pick vegetables and teach them how to make wonderful meals out of the vegetables. When we were there a group of kids were cooking away in the farmhouse kitchen...some standing on stools because they were too short to reach the counter. I wish I would have gotten a picture of that but there was alot going on inside and I didn't want to disturb. :)
The pictures are kind of going backwards but oh well. If you've noticed, in my old age I'm less and less of a perfectionist. These days it's more like, eh, close enough. Here's a wonderful view from an adorable little restaurant we ate at for lunch in Silverton. It sat right on the river. I mean how much more relaxing can one get?