Aziza produced two nice, healthy bucklings this morning. Its a rainy day, but relatively warm for New Year's Eve. Its about 45F right now. She picked a good day to kid.
Saturday, December 31, 2011
Monday, December 19, 2011
We're watching carefully.
Sunday, December 11, 2011
Birthdays can be a lot of fun, especially when your friends remember the real you with meaningful gifts.
The cards were fun too - lots of cats and farm animals.
Chicken socks. Yes!
Hand stitched and quilted love, with a personal note, and some flavored coffee beans too!
A few new treats from a trip from our past that made me smile.
And my magnet from Norma who also shared her fabric stash.
Best is seeing friends.
I got to do that last week when I stayed in my old neighborhood and enjoyed some home cooking and good conversation with Ann, Norma and Enid (my old running partner).
I also got to share eggplant fries and dinner with Carlene.
Host Mike poured the wine.
Food and friends - a great combination!
Then I got a visit from Ann's hubby Rick as he was walking a friend's dog.
It was so good catching up and looking back.
Time with friends is the best gift of all.
Thursday, December 1, 2011
The history of the Goulding Lodge is very tied in to the early Hollywood westerns.
‘Captain Nathan Brittles’ Cabin’, also called ‘John Wayne’s Cabin’, is located just behind the museum. In actuality, it was Mike (Mrs.) Goulding’s potato cellar, where she stored her fruits, vegetables, and other perishables. When ‘She Wore a Yellow Ribbon’ was filmed here in 1949 by director John Ford, this structure was used for exterior shots only as the personal quarters for the Cavalry Post’s commanding officer, played by Wayne.
We were stopped at a Navaho jewelry stand at this overview and the rider slowly walked his horse out to the point. It just was a perfect scene and this is an area where John Ford did a lot of his filming. No wonder!
There are so many views in this area that you will see in current truck commercials and many, many movies. As beautiful as it is, it is a harsh landscape and it couldn't have been easy working here.