Lots to catch up on with the what has been going on around the little homestead, but first, I wanted to catch up by first saying I was nominated for a blog award from Randy over at The Chicken Boys!
One of the conditions and trivia parts of accepting the award is to tell you 10 things about myself and 5 things I dislike. So, here goes nothing!
1. I've just cut all my long hair off after 10 years of it being past my shoulder blades.
2. I can't start a fire in the woodstove without smoking the whole house up.
3. I'm afraid of bears.
4. I was an avid hiker and backpacker through my twenties.
5. Golden Retriever's are my favorite breed of dog. Please don't tell my Shelties.
6. I have two degrees, which I use neither for my line of work.
7. I used to be an avid photographer and could develop my own film and make my own prints. I was revolutionized by point and shoot photography and auto focus cameras.
8. I have driven a school bus for a job.
9. I play multiple instruments. Degree of competency is debatable.
10. I'm 5'2"
And now the 5 things I dislike:
1. The sound of someone crying, especially a child.
2. An animal in distress
4. Judgemental people
Well, there you go! Thanks Randy for the nomination.
I'm supposed to pass this along to 10 other bloggers, but, since I don't know folks take on things such as this, I'll just say, you're all beautiful bloggers and leave it at that.
Yesterday the hubsters and I totally relaxed around the ol' homestead and had some us time which I might add was well deserved. Between work, band gigs, gardens, dogs - pick something - May has been a hectic month! Because of the rain yesterday it kept us out of the yard and in the house with a quick run to our home improvement store the only sidetrack of the day.
In the morning, the hubsters kindly fixed breakfast from our fresh eggs and bacon from Green Akeys, a local farm who raises grass fed pork, beef, lamb, and chicken and runs a CSA and egg share. While hubsters was laboring over the hot stove, I decided to work on a tune I was writing for a fellow blogger, author, and first time farm owner, Jenna Woginrich. I had started on the tune a few weeks back, even had the name for the tune but have been to busy to settle down and get to creating. Well, as the house filled with the smoky scent of bacon, I finished that tune and quickly put it down on my digital recorder so I wouldn't lose it. Now, all I have to do is record it and figure out how in the hell to put it here in blogger so I can share it with her and you! (on a side note - I spent a couple of hours last night with tutorials on how to embed music on you blog without results of any mp3 embedments anywhere!) So, I had a very productive morning even though I was being lazy!
Late afternoon brought a quick break in the rain so I could go harvest some lettuce and spinach for our salad at dinner, which once again the kind hubsters did the honors of cooking. He put the beef on the grill and the result was the most perfect piece of beef I think I've ever had. And let me tell you, I've had some beef! Once again, this was from our friends over at Green Akeys. This was our first piece of beef from them that we grilled and it was mouth watering! I've been eating grass fed products for the last few years and I have to say, the flavor of their beef was superb! I am one lucky duck to have available to me such quality meats!
I should have taken a picture of the set table. The colorful variety of salad greens and the perfectly cooked piece of beef out did the centerpiece of roses I had cut earlier in the day by a mile. When we sat down to the table to eat, I said to the hubsters that our dinner was beautiful.
Not only was it a treat to the eye, it was a treat to the palate. It didn't hurt that it was all local and all natural either!
After dinner, a glass of merlot helped washed everything down whilst listening to some great music. A perfect way to end the weekend, wouldn't you say?