I have said it a few time, I know, but I love this time of year, here in the foothills of the Sierra. We have been having real Indian Summer Days and they will be just enough to get those straggler tomatoes to ripen on the vine, before we get hit with Winter. The Pinecone Prognosticators are watching the squirrels and calling for a cold wet one. We'll see and...I hope so.
We spent a delightful Saturday with our West Coast family, enjoying the special qualities of where we live, by playing Tourists and heading up to the Apple Hill region for all of the delights. I, for one, am a big fan of the caramel apple with just a soupcon of chocolate, and while I can no longer enjoy an apple doughnut, the apple concoction really hits the spot!
The grandchildren are growing and changing and I have to say that I love them more, every day. Rod and I really love hanging out with these two, with their witty jokes and asides.This was at the pumpkin patch at Boa Vista, where we go all year for produce, when the farmer's market is disbanded.
Little Syd had her first pony ride and because she is just two, her protective daddy walked around the ring twice, before realizing that this little old soul had this pony riding thing covered. She seems to have done this "before".
This was up at the ever famous High Hill Ranch, which is always the most crowded, but well worth visiting.
So, other news. We are packing the boxes into the truck for our annual trek east, this time only to Rhinebeck, NY, for The NY Sheep & Wool Festival, on the 19th and 20th. It is an exciting event and one that I would not miss! We have a ton of yarn and fiber that is all for our east coast customers!
The final kernel of wonderfulness is that the website is all brand spanking new. I am thrilled with the new look and this change has been in the works for many months and I am just so happy that it is done. Kudos to my friend and web goddess, Holly, for her hard work, with a "bad mousing finger". :-)