Wow! Another very strong storm last night while I was at yoga. (And yoga was fabulous – only two of us in the class last night – just like a private lesson!!) Strong winds and 2” of rain within 30 minutes or so. It cooled things off so well.
This morning the air felt so refreshing. I was just about to go out on the patio with my coffee when I noticed the mama doe and 3 (!!) spotted fawns in the yard. A number of apples have fallen from our tree and they were busy cleaning up. I wish they would learn to chew with their mouths shut though – lol. The fawns stayed far enough away that I wasn’t able to get a clear shot of them with my phone, but here is the mama:
We had such a nice weekend. Grocery shopping Saturday morning and then a pedicure in the early afternoon. Around 4 we headed up to Colin & Mailing’s for dinner. What a feast! We had drinks and some appetizers first: deviled eggs, home-made roasted mixed nuts with fresh rosemary and dried pepper flakes (so good!!), home-made salsa with chips. I tried not to load up on that because I wanted to eat dinner too.
Although not vegetarians, both Colin and Mailing have cut way back on the amount of meat they eat. Saturday’s dinner was delicious and all home-made. We had tabouli salad, falafel and baba ganoush. I was too busy scarfing down the food to take any pictures. After dinner we took an hour and a half walk. There are miles of walking trails near where they live in Bucks County (I wish we had those where I live). When we got back to their place we had fresh fruit salad for dessert. It was all so refreshing.
We had another strong storm on our way home – raining so hard you could barely see the road (luckily Fletch was driving).
I spent most of Sunday cooking. Fletch picked some green beans from the garden and I pickled them. Hopefully they are good because we’re going to try them tonight!
I didn’t do such a great job of keeping the beans upright in the jar, but I’m more interested in flavor than appearances – lol.
Then I poached a roasting chicken, let it cool and made chicken salad for dinner. I saved all the bones, etc. to make stock later.
Fletch had also picked rhubarb and I made a rustic tart with the rhubarb, some blueberries, blackberries and raspberries.
In between the cooking I did manage to do a little bit of knitting on the 2nd sock.
I don’t want to jinx myself, but it seems to be going a little quicker than the first (thank God).
Hoping everyone is having a good week.