Saturday, August 13, 2016


Old friends from high school, where we were residents of the girls' dorm, will be here any moment! I've got classic cabbage stew on the stovetop and pies from the farmers' market in the fridge, and heaven knows what else I'll serve for lunch. Joan gave me some great ideas yesterday but I didn't get around to implementing them ... it's the story of my life these days. I'm an ad hoc host!

There was a good sale on Kicking Horse coffee, and butter.
When Aunt Reta was here she used her tablet to take photos, and got a rare decent one of me, so here you go ... now you know ...  it's really me in the kitchen. You can tell by the pencil stuck behind my ear:

And before I go wipe the table and run some dishwater in the sink (for of course I'm not really prepared for company and am winging it! glad my friends take me as I am), here is a photo of the baled field just down the road. We've had lots of rain and it's a setback for baling, but Scott and his brother Bruce have managed to get some done:

If one of these bales falls on you, you're dead.
Oh and there is a new baby in the family; Scott's niece Bethany (that's Bruce's eldest daughter, in case you've forgotten, Alex) gave birth to a little girl a couple days ago.