Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Hello September!

Labor Day on the farm...

foggy, humid morning...

the quiet, peaceful daily routine...

as August morphed into September.

And with September came the hot sun that had forgotten us for the month of August.

We spent the afternoon at Andy and Ashley's new home.
A family portrait with their new dog Sam...

a 5 year old lab/coon hound mix that they rescued a couple of weeks ago.

A melding of families, great food, conversation, games made for a
wonderful day.

The cakes I made.....well, the lemon-blueberry poundcake (recipe here) was yummy as usual.

The chocolate chip poundcake was my attempt at copying a bakery cake
from a now closed bakery in Philadelphia (Hesh's).
This cake was a favorite of Ashley's family and I thought it would be a nice
thing to try to replicate for them.
Looked good...tasted fine...

but it missed the mark.
Oh well, back to the drawing board.
I love a challenge.

Meanwhile, back on the farm... our barn kitties took Labor Day seriously!

No work being done here...

Nope, it was a day for rest!

And what better place for a nap than a freshly delivered load of soft grass-hay!
Bobby: "Could you please turn off that flash!  I am trying to sleep."


  1. Liking the look of that lab/coon mix and sleepy eyed barn cats have the best idea for Labor Day!

  2. If I remember correctly, wasn't Sammy originally Andy's dog? If so, he must really like the name Sam. :)

    1. What a great memory you have Candice!! Yes, our Sammy was Andy's dog when he lived in North Carolina. Upon moving back home and renting an apartment, he could no longer keep Sammy with him, so Sammy moved to the farm. His new Sam was named Semper by his first (Marine) family. Upon being surrendered at five years of age because of a divorce, "Sam" as he had been called by his first family came to live with Andy and Ashley. The three of them make a very happy family now. Sam has no more worries. He has a loving home for the rest of his life!

  3. Just love your pictures...the first two are awesome...my fav the second! Glad you had a good weekend....it has warmed a bit here too but very cool at night. Fall is coming very soon. No high 90's this year.

  4. Love the fog picture. It truly says Fall is on the way. A quiet weekend for me except someone forgot to tell me I wasn't suppose to labor on Labor Day. I should have done more resting like Bobby! Enjoy your day, Hugs!!

  5. It was a fun day..Enjoyed being with everyone...Almost time for Bobby to move back in to the garage..He's such a pretty boy..

  6. That first pic with the "Bobby" in the barn reminds me of a Tasha Tudor painting.


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