|Preparing to be washed and sorted|
|Yes that is a teapot and I'll have you know my house|
is covered the in the most beutiful blossoms
It started out on Friday with going to a farm with Caren, where we got to pick tomatoes and Dahlias.
|I love the white and green coloring|
I made tamales and pork shoulder that I had in the crock pot for over 24 hours simmering over low heat.
|It literally fell apart when I had Ben get it out of the crock pot.|
For dessert I made a Walnut Honey Cake with Riesling Sabayon (check out the lovely Tartelette blog) and served it with berries and ice cream. It was a wonderful cake, but I managed to slice open my right index finger on a sharp point on my flour sifter, and then when I was cutting the label off the wine bottle to get to the cork, I sliced open my left hand. Ben's mother wanted to give me stitches (she's a nurse), but I found my super glue and after a few minutes of pressure, and two layers of glue, my hand stopped bleeding and is now healing right along. It did however prevent me from getting a picture of the cake so I plan on making it again this week.
|Perfect fall weather (lets not ask how I got this picture of 17N)|
|Athena, who is a 1 year old Maine Coon and softer then |
an alpaca. She could not be bothered to greet me at the
door as she was lazing about, watching the bird feeder outside
|Boo, who owns all the land she can see,|
was looking at a spider outside the window
before giving me this bored look.
The plan was to pick up my grandmother and go see the artwork she had entered in the Sanoma Harvest Fair. She won 2nd place in the farmscapes category and both 4th and 5th place for harvest scenery. I'm going to have to get my dad to send me the pictures he took of her paintings, because I could have spent hours walking around the art building, looking at all the photos in detail. Instead I was informed that if I did not hurry up we could not go see the livestock which was one of the other reasons we were there.
|Sheep trying to find lunch|
|Yes, that is a bunny. He was soft as sin|
|What you doin?|
My grandmother's biggest concern was whether or not the bunny rabbits were happy in their cages and it took 2 breeders and myself to explain to her that they were happy and not in those cages for very long.
She then asked me if I wanted one, because the breeders were selling some. I realized she was shopping around for my Christmas gift and immediately informed her that angoras usually went for around $200 at the low end, unless you could find them at a rabbit rescue. She was floored by this and I took her over to the breeder that was selling fiber. She got a second shock by the price of the angora tuffs you could buy (I refrained from getting some since I got some in my phat fiber box). We then had a conversation regarding what animals Ben and I planned on getting in the future (mainly dogs), and about the price of angora yarns we had seen at The Knitterly in downtown Petaluma (a favorite yarn shop of my grandmother's, my mom's and mine).
Then after a getting a wonderful bag of kettle corn (my dad's and my favorite fall tradition), we headed off to find pumpkins at Adobe Pumpkin Farm.
|This little guy was very interested|
in licking the sugar from the kettle
corn off my hand.
There were few pumpkins as this summer has not been hot, but my grandmother scored this awesome bunny rabbit pillow from R.U. Piper Designs at the Farmer's Wife Barntique. I'm always on the lookout for rabbit stuff and when my grandmother saw it she knew I needed it, which I truly do.
|His beret says Paris|
|Some colorful pumpkins|
|The fiber booth. There was very little|
in the way of knits
|2nd place winner for flower pots|
|1st place flower pot winner.|
|I think its a juicer... Still looks cools|
|The pumpkin wagon looked fun and yummy with the potatoes under it|
|Squashes, gourds and pumpkins of |
all shapes, colors and sizes
|We could not find the poisoned apples. Dad looked|