Sunday, September 25, 2011
Digging the trench for the water and electric to the barn...thank God for machines sometimes! This would have taken Gary and I another lifetime to dig! And today we put in the lines and got them through the foundation to the cellar to hook up the water! YAY!
Yesterday I was at an art festival and had a wonderful time seeing old friends both artists and customers--made some money (for the barn!!!), had fun...today I am EXHAUSTED...phew...
Sunday, September 18, 2011
The guy with the excavator came today! WOOHOO!!! Even though the horses weren't sure what to make of him. He moved enormous rocks out of one of their pastures and filled in the holes. And he is using the rocks to make a road through to the pond which probably won't be passable until next year after we get truckloads of gravel and sand but it's a start. He took down the trees that were in the way of the new barn. And he is back today to strip off the sod and pull out more rocks. I swear this farm was built entirely on rock. I am exhausted from watching. Did I mention that my friend Edie brought over a couple of lawn chairs?
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Friday, September 16, 2011
I also rode this morning and that helped though Dommie spun completely around when he thought a hawk was out to get him. Really? We are just beginning to get both of us into shape for some real work. For now, it's walk/trot transitions and trotting a lot in the field to get his head in gear then into the arena to get stronger. I tried to take a video when I was riding but it meant riding with one hand western style and Dom hasn't a clue (or he was pretending) because he walked right into some bushes when he figured out no one was steering. So that was that.
No late blight here! Thank god...
Wheat berry grinder and bread making...
Ahhhh. bread. And linguini and clam sauce for dinner. Not only domestic but getting fatter! ha!
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Meanwhile I am so inspired lately. There is a story behind these colors. I was watching the cooking channel. Giada was on. She was on her way to the LA Philharmonic and I have no idea what she was cooking but her dress!!!!! OMG! It was a dark dramatic eggplant with a V-neck down to here and trimmed with a sapphire blue banding at least 1 1/2 inches wide. That was it. It was perfect. I couldn't stop looking at it. Then I searched my storeroom and grabbed anything that was close. Now I'm warping and while it isn't exactly the colors she was wearing, it would totally go with it! I'm in love!
Luckily, new ribbons from Webs. See previous blog!
Building my warp...
Monday, September 12, 2011
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Saturday, September 3, 2011
I couldn't resist taking a picture of Noah trying to scrape a decal left on his dorm window by the previous tenant! I drove him down to Skidmore, said a teary goodbye, and drove off to NH to see my Mom. Just wanted to check on her because since she came back from our family vacation a couple of weeks ago she has been thinking her house was moved. As in moved to another state or something. At the same time she was thinking this, another part of her brain was telling her that it couldn't have moved and it must be her! She is still driving though her world is shrinking down to gas station, grocery store and drs. Don't know how long they will let her keep her license though I drove with her and she did fine (drives a stick shift!), obeys all the lights, puts on her blinkers, etc. Just don't know what her reactions would be if something happened quickly. I think that she was just discombobulated from the trip to camp and back. She needs her routine. In any case, we had a nice quiet two days of visiting.
When I got home, Gary and I staked out the new barn out the back door and much closer to the house (nice in the winter!).
Unfortunately those evergreens have to go! But I'm excited to begin work! Gary is working on getting a permit and we are making a list for Lowe's. We have to call the man with the equipment to come take down the trees and dig holes for the footers. This is all too slow for me but since the heat has come back it's hard to motivate the guys I live with!
Hopefully the landscape will be changing soon and more pictures to come!
Happy Labor Day Weekend!