Monday, February 26, 2018

Weekend Fun

February is quickly winding down...
and will likely be the soggiest we've ever had.
The rains of the last four days have left behind
puddles, and ponds and lakes where once there were fields and meadows and pastures.

The birth of a brand new waterfall.
Ground water flows everywhere... seeking its own...
ending up in a raging torrent of muddy creek water...
carrying with it the rich top soil that is an ever diminishing commodity for farm land.

This is the creek that is closest to our house.
It is normally a shallow, meandering trout stream.

We spent the last four days indoors...
me: baking, cooking, sewing, knitting...
(like... these Blackened Shrimp Tacos that are To. Die. For.)
(and these yummy glazed donut holes)
finishing this cowl that reminds me of a southwest sunset.

Hubbs: studying, reading, and helping out as sous chef.

Our "littles" came for a farm visit on Saturday.
(during which time we consumed aforementioned tacos and donuts)

Luckily there was a break in the rain just long enough for Mackenzie to visit
her favorite horses.

She is already showing signs of being one of "those" little girls who is captivated by horses
(it usually evolves into a life-long love!)

We visited all of the animals... she knows them all by name now.

Easton, who is just a hair away from crawling, spent a little time playing amongst the dogs...

and was vaccinated profusely with dog germs.

Chester was in heaven!

I'm pretty sure that if I were a dog, I'd have to lick those
chubby little cheeks, too!!


Janice Rehmeyer said...

Good Morning, Where i live up north in Pa, the nearest creek is over its banks. Lots and Lots of rain this weekend. I enjoy reading your blog each day. Thanks for sharing your life with me. Your grandchildren our adorable. Have a wonderful Monday.

daisy gurl said...

I was one of those little girls, enamored with horses. Still love them. I guess that's why I have a crush on Moonbeam. Riding horses would definitely be on my Joy List.

Your grands are growing so quickly. It seems like McKenzie was just born and already she has a brother ready to crawl!

Sounds like another productive weekend. Enjoy the waterfall!

jaz@octoberfarm said...

what a perfect weekend. exactly the kind i would like to have! it's so wet here that we have slides all over this mountain and a lot of the roads are closed. i told paul to put on his water wings because we might end up in the river!


Oh my--I am not sure who is enjoying that little boy--the boy with the dogs licking him or those dogs all sitting around him like guards and loving every second of it by the looks--!!!
thanks for sharing all the photos and stories--
and stay dry--
enjoy, di

Debra She Who Seeks said...

That is a spectacular cowl!

ninergirl04 said...

What a wet winter it's been for you -- the opposite of what we've had here in Northern CA. We got a little rain early this morning but we're in dire need of more. Your grandchildren are absolutely darling! Love those chubby cheeks!

Missy George said...

It was a wet weekend for sure..Lot's of wet doggie and dog walking clothes..Easton sure is enjoying Chester kisses..I was one of those little girls who grew up as a horse lover..I was so happy that my sister hated camp..went home early and I could stay and use her weeks..More riding for me!! Have a good week..

GeorgiaHoneyBee said...

All I can say is WOW!!! Those shrimps tacos are so delicious!!! We made them for dinner tonight and they were awesome!!! Thanks for the dinner idea!!

diane in northern wis said... your pictures Bev. The dogs with the little grand pics are so cute. Love Mckenzie loving the horses and feeding the lambs those delish crackers. Wow.....your streams are on the move....hope things get back to normal size soon for you.

An American in Tokyo said...

Omigosh, that last photo is TOO CUTE!!! ha ha!!!


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