Saturday, July 31
Friday, July 30, 2010... Coastin' today...To The Farmer's Market Tomorrow......
Today we didn't do a whole lot of nothin'...but we did have an excellent lunch at the Freehold House when we delivered the weekly egg order. We ran into our friend Stanley Maltzman, who just returned from Oregon, where he was commissioned to teach an art class last week. He enjoyed his trip out and back, but the jet lag took its toll on him, which was his only complaint...and the fact that it takes a lot of money to live in Oregon.
After we finished our lunch, we talked with Donna, the owner/operator of the restaurant and discussed how we enjoyed her cooking, the delicious dishes and how we felt the restaurant would flourish under her watchful eye. We also suggested she think about doing some special events around the holidays, in the carriage house, using the popular 1940's theme from Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire's "Holiday Inn". We told her that many older generation people would die for tickets to a dinner dance that follows that grand old movies plot. Just picture entering a grand dining room with a band playing and people dancing around the holidays and for a brief moment, going back in time to a place where you can dance and feast as you are absorbed into a setting from that special time period! We suggested she take an evening to watch and study that movie and see if she thought it would make an interesting attraction for special occasions.
After leaving there, we came home to check on things and then went to Witt's End Antiques, to see Lynda about a couple vases or sconces for the egg stand so we could put flowers on the front. On the way, we past a house that had three very nice old plank bottom wooden chairs with a "Free" sign on them. Upon checking, I saw they were made in Maine and were worth repairing for the hospice gift shop porch. We loaded them in the back of the car and continued further down the road, before coming to a big yard sale where we found an old, solid wooden table that would also fit nicely on the gift shop porch. We got it for five dollars and hurried on our way to Lynda's place. When we arrived, we showed her our purchase and asked if she would like to go back and look around. Back we went and Lynda bought several boxes of "treasures". We got back to Lynda's and found some vases and headed for home to make hangers and place them on the egg stand. Lynda came over and placed a large vase of beautiful wild flowers on the shelf in the egg stand, where we will also hang one of her flower garden and antique flyers. I made the sconce type hangers and Vick picked some wild flowers to fill them once I hung the hangers. The pictures I have below do not show the flower sconces, but tomorrow we will snap an updated picture for you that will show them full of flowers.
I started to mow the grass after finishing the egg stand beautification project. That was something that I should have done a week ago, but didn't want to mow with such dry, brittle grass. Too much time has past and we were way beyond worrying about the condition...because the grass quite growing, but the weeds and buck tails were getting to be twelve inches tall and there were quaking aspen saplings growing in the front yard that were all of eight to ten inches tall and looking quite ratty. I finished mowing around 10:45 this evening, when we finally had dinner.
Now we are preparing for the farmer's market tomorrow where we will sell eggs and Jumbo Cornish X Rock broilers, as we chat and spend the day with Joodee as she sells her jams and soaps and Keren as she sells her delicious baked goods.
Below are pictures of the twenty Canadian Wild Geese that grew up here, feeding and lounging all day long with our chickens... the egg stand....the Cluckin' "A" Critter Farm Empire...the ducks, chickens, alpacas and Snavely Mill, the puppy that started it all......including my next book entitled, "It all Began with a Puppy, Our Uncommon Journey". You will see our signs along the road and the big ol' yellow jacket nest in the soffit which I finally vacated so we can start working in there.
See ya at the market if you can make it.....
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