Thursday, January 27, 2011

Trucking Hay

We are still getting a little snow every day. It is mounting up. This weekend we are supposed to get another dump. Also this weekend we have to start getting hay from the farm next door. Never before have we run out of hay but it was bound to happen at some point I guess. When we did hay in the summer our count was way off..and now we are paying for it. Also with the weather being so cold the horses have been eating more. Not happy!!

Our group met for our once a month lesson on the quilt we are making. There is a lot of detail in this quilt and is a learning curve to just about every class. We have been having a ball. Lots of laughs and one liners from the gals as we express our Here are a few picturs showing the different colour combinations.

So we have lots of homework to do this month. I can't wait to see these quilt tops finished. They are going to be just amazing. They are all going to be queen size. Back to my sewing.

Enjoy the day!!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Sunny Days

Yesterday was snowy like most of the country but today is great another sunny day. Last weekend our granddaughter called and wanted to go for a ride. So she and the young gal that keeps her horse with us saddled up and went out in the fields for a short tour. The wind came up so they were not out that long but at least they got to enjoy the horses. I think the horses had even more fun than the girls did.

Our horses are just so social. As soon as anyone comes in the yard they are right at the fence wanting attention...or I managed to get a few pictures. Ears about that.

My constant companion Tippy

With it being such a nice day I am off to do some fabric shopping. I have a lapquilt that is almost finished so time to get some backing fabric. Have a great day.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Another year!!

Happy New Year to All..

What a great Christmas we had in our household. The tree and decorations are down and packed away for another year. Somehow we got to the 12th of the month. A few more days of winter gone..yes!!!!

As with most of our holidays I do have a story to tell. Now for those that do not know me well...I hate cooking. I would much rather work a 12hr shift..clean the other than cook. With age I have managed to adjust to the fact that our family and friends do like to!! Without a doubt cooking a turkey is not rocket science and I have managed to put on some pretty amazing meals..but as the years have rattled on I have also had some dandy misadventures. One year the door fell off the oven..we used a chair to keep it in place for the rest of the Another year I decided to use the convection oven part of the stove to cook the bird..well it was broken..we ate Thai food that nite. So now we get to this year.
Over the years I have gotten a nice farm turkey from neighbors and have had success with every one of them. This year I had to get a bird from a new source as our friends were not raising turkeys anymore. I found a farmer really close and ordered a turkey..or so I thought. We dressed the bird first thing in the morning and in the oven it went. It was only 18lbs so it was not going to take that long to cook so checked it a few times and thought it looked really dark...and gee it does look kinda thin...??? As the hours past...gee no smell of bird in the house..odd!! Well finally it was cooked according to the I got my SIL to help lift it out of the pan and put it on the cookie sheet to carve it. It was dripping GREASE...BLACK GREASE!! OMG...and the legs were pitch black and impossible to carve off the bird. At this point any turkey I have cooked falls off the bone..WHAT THE HECK HAVE I COOKED???? There was white it was not a goose..yet it was very greasy. Next to NO..dark meat..and very little white for that matter...AND the skin was at least 1/4 inch thick with ta fatty skin???? So...was it a wild very a goose?? I have not been back to see the farmer...!! Did he think I wanted a wild bird...I don't know..what I got sold..but I sure paid for it. $3.33 lb. and we did not eat it.
So much for Christmas dinner. I think for Valentines Day I will buy a turkey from a STORE...and have a nice Christmas in February dinner for our family!!

Moving on to a Great 2011