Friday, March 6, 2015
Swofford Pond, Elk in my Yard and Cool Old Barns!
This is taken not far from one end of Swofford Pond. We are in a little aluminum boat (maybe 12' or 15' long - I can't remember) with a battery powered motor, so it is nice and quiet. We trolled along, fishing for trout. The weather was stunning, about 53* and mostly clear skies for most of the day.
You'll just have to take my word for it because we didn't catch a thing. We didn't even get a nibble. Rumor had it that the water was still too cool for fish to be biting. Didn't matter to me, we had a lovely time just admiring the ducks, bald eagle and lovely scenery.
There were headstones of veterans from the Spanish-American War, Korean War, WWI and WWII among those buried there.
We ended our lovely day by stopping for dinner at Spiffy's Restaurant. All that fresh air helps work up an appetite so I ordered the special for the day - Prime Rib. It was lovely, served with au jus & horseradish, baked potato with butter & sour cream, grilled asparagus, selection of breads and a pass through the salad bar. Delicious.
My last blog showed how wet & muddy it had been. Now we've had a couple weeks of dry, warm weather and have been working madly on outdoor projects. By the time I come in at dinner time, I can hardly make myself put dinner together. Today I worked at getting my greenhouse ready for starting my garden veggies, cleaned my rabbitry and made a picnic lunch for the family (hamburgers on buns, potato salad, potato chips, Snickerdoodles and coffee). I should be spending some time working on primitives for my Ebay and Etsy stores, and I've got a quilt that NEEDS to be finished so it can go to its new owner but the sunshine calls to me each day and I've got to answer! Good thing the nice weather doesn't last forever or I'd never get anything done INSIDE the house!
There's an old saying that goes something like "If, when trouble comes, we ask why me, shouldn't we make the same query about good things, too?" I love this farm so much! I thank God each day for allowing me to live in this place for this time and I often wonder....Why me?