“A day in the country is worth a month in town”Christina Rossetti

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Sunset Views from Chapel of the Holy Cross, Sedona

"Day of the Dead" themed items in the store.
I love the reflection in the marble.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hope you are all safe and manage to keep the stress level down till the feasting is over!!

How about a little history for dinner conversation?

Try this article from the New York Times.


"But if eels were an essential food for Native Americans and early colonists, then why are they neglected as a food fish in modern America? Why isn’t eel, instead of turkey, the symbol of colonial resilience and gratitude? "


Monday, November 22, 2010

Say It Ain't Snow

Hello Friends!

Here I come to "sunny" Arizona and ONCE AGAIN, I get to Flagstaff in shorts and there is SNOW on the ground. I am on the hotel computer, but I will try and gear up with some photos from along the way. I think the contrasts will be interesting from Sedona to here.

This is as much a "business" trip as vacation. Just checking up on things with Mom. But we will be at the Grand Canyon tomorrow and I hope we don't need snow shoes.

Thanks for the emails and contacts from you guys who wrote in the past few days. I'll get back in full form as soon as I can.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Sky On Fire

Last night's sunset was fiery.
Today's skies were nothing but dreary.
No "sailors delight" here.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Bo the Beau

Trinity is back at SCS Farm for her date with her new beau, Bo. He is smelling love in the air!
Trinity made her annual pilgrimage yesterday, and will be at the farm 45 days to get her through two cycles of heat.Oh Yeah! Bring it on Ladies!
Bo is two and has matured quite a bit since I saw him last year. We look forward to some nice kids for our herd, sometime in April or May.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Frost And Fences

We had our first frost two weeks ago, and it has been a regular morning visitor since.
Its interesting to see the shadows still in frost as the grass greens around them.

Jock much prefers the cool weather.
Nothing like a crunchy roll in the frost.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

400 For Joe Pa

Its just nice to see this man at Penn State after all these years. Congrats Joe!

Those of you that think Joe is just a coach of a game some of us could care less about, need to know that the library at Penn State has the Paterno name on it because of the donation he and his wife Sue made. Meanwhile they live in the same little brick house a couple blocks from campus they've been in for years.

He's one of the good guys!
Thanks Joe!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

So What's Her Occupation?

We were behind this car at a red light, and it took a while to solve, but then we couldn't figure out who would have this vanity plate.


Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Chickens and Awards

Speaking for the coop, I'd like to apologize to the Boss and the cats. The dog too.Here we are, lucky enough to be very, VERY, free range hens, able to pick through the garden, lawn, barn, and compost pile, for whatever our little hearts and tummies desire.
All the Boss ever asks is to keep off the kitchen path with our poop and such. Well, we broke the rules.
First it was that nice bowl of water on the kitchen step for Pekoe, which he shares with the barn cats, and the dog just hogs sometimes. Sometimes its just so far to go to the barn, and there's been no dirty puddles to speak of. The convenience was too tempting.
We thought no one would notice, but when all seven of us got to drinking and talking, we dried up the whole bowl.
They noticed.
Ahh! That nice afternoon sun, and those warm bricks to nap by.
No wonder Pekoe is always lying around here.
Then when we forgot to go back to the barn to you-know-what,
they really noticed!. Well, just look at the mess! Its an embarrassment.
A person can't even walk in the door without stepping in you-know-what.
You'd think we were raised in a b...a...r...n.
Ooops! Maybe that's the problem.
Of course, once we found the water, it didn't help that food started to fall from the sky. The boss was really, really proud of this big ole' sunflower, so she made it into a Fall decoration. Well, now its gone because we made a mess, and she stopped filling the water dish too.
Party's over. The only thing that kept us from being soup is this nice person Roxie, who gave our blog a nice award. We got to live to tell the tale and apologize.
The boss is still a little mad too, so speaking for the coop, AND the Boss, we'd like to thank Roxie for naming us...

Monday, November 1, 2010

Zola - How The Heck?

This was Zola on a good day - yesterday. This is how I found Zola this morning.
Doesn't she look awfully pathetic?
If you wonder why I took the time to take a photo - I had a couple reasons. First, I tried moving the hay rack, and it was stuck in an awkward spot, and it is heavy to move. On first attempt, I barely budged it. I needed time to look it over and figure it out.Second, I didn't know how to explain this, so a picture is worth a thousand words - again!

My theory is that the rest of the goats got sick and tired of Zola's bossiness. She is the "top" goat. They ganged up and tipped the hay rack on her. She was very quiet for a while!

I guess we're lucky no one got hurt.