Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Wednesday Sunshine

Another hot sunny day here in Maine. It's been beautiful for the tourists and locals on vacation but we sure do need some rain. I have been watering my gardens constantly, sure hate to see the water bill for this quarter. Hate worse to lose my flowers due to no rain so watering is my main job each day. The raspberries are doing great even in the dry conditions this year. It's the best crop I have had since putting in the plants a few years ago. I like to just stand right there and pick them and eat them right off the bushes. Had to teach the grand kids how to pick them only when they come off the plant easily or they will be sour.

Not much excitement around here compared to last week but I will take it. No more fires in our area but things are awfully dry so it's always a concern. To think that 90% of fires are started by people rather then lightening. Sad commentary for people to be so careless.

Went to T's riding lesson this morning. She was disappointed as she was back on the pony this week. No particular reason, the instructor likes to switch them around. She's in with two older girls that canter and do patterns but she still does them at a trot. She looked so tiny in with the bigger horses.

D was with us so I brought along a new coloring book and crayons to keep him busy during the lesson. It got too hot so he sat in the car and watched a movie with the air conditioning on. DILand I took turns watching him as the car was running.

T's been riding her pony here more and having fun with him. He is such a ham and will do anything. He also likes to share her Popsicles! Hubby was cutting the limbs on the pine trees a little higher so that Kip couldn't take her under one and knock her off. The gray house is FIL's, we love having him so close by!

It looks like Kipper is saying that he thinks she is on backwards!

I used to do this by the hour when I was a kid. Just lay on the back of our horses and daydream.

All done for the day. :o)

This is Nick, he is just hanging out which is what he does most of the time. Half his mane goes one way and the other half goes the other way. He is unemployed, he needs a job! Will work for food.

Now that it's summer we are going to the early service on Sundays. We decided to go for brunch at a lovely Inn about ten miles from here. Funsize and one of my other nieces A. went with us along with FIL. It's a wonderful inn with a to die for setting over looking the lake.

The brunch was delicious and we will be going back again soon!

Old Red Barn Co. is having a SUPER give away, a quilt! Go to their site and check it out. The addy is on the button on my sidebar!

The little gals and their Mom over at Cracker Jacks have given me a nice award! Thank you so much Izzy and Emmy, I love it and will put it right on my sidebar today!! If you want to see a wonderful mom blog hop on over and check out Izzy and Emmy's site. Mom is so creative and has made just an absolutely wonderful site about the girls and all the things that they do!

About the Must See Blog award: This award was created for blogs that cannot be missed. Whether you secretly lurk, always comment, or frequently check in to see what’s new, these are blogs that must be tuned into regularly.

The End.


Nonna said...

Congrats on the award! I love all the pics of the children and the horses. You must have a beautiful place there!

Donna said...

Blue's mane goes both ways too. Libby was a "lefty".

Renie Burghardt said...

What a lovely post, of family and animals, and wonderful togetherness. Beautiful pictures, and your little granddaughter is adorable! As is your grandson.

The Inn is really in a picturesque setting. I love Sundays as well, with early church service attendance and a leisurely lunch usually with church friends, in my case.

Congratulations on the award. You certainly deserve it. And the kitty graphic is adorable, too, on both ends. lol

Hope you get some rain soon!

Have a wonderful rest of the week.


Sarah said...

Hey - I want to grow raspberries. Any tips?

Dawn said...

I'm busily catching up again - I'm sure glad the fire didn't get to your place. I get really angry about the carelessness of people with fire. Happens so often.

Wonderful flowers!

Susie said...

What a beautiful setting for you brunch! T looks like she's having a great time. We have a dvd player in the van too and it can sure me a life saver!
Congratulations on your award. Your blog is truly one I always "must see"
love you!

Janera said...

Congratulations on your award!

As for the girl's lessons, there's just something special between a girl and a horse. What great memories she will have, and what a great life skill!

Come over and sign up for my giveaway. Bring friends!

The W.O.W. factor said...

I'm jealous on the raspberries! I've been trying to find someone who would 'share' their new sprouts! I won't pay $2.50/per plant at Wally World!
And oh how fun to be such a huge part of the grandkids life! To share in the horse learning time is terric!
Like I've sid are SO very lucky!
Have a great week!

Linds said...

Congratulations on the award! Definitely a "must see" place to visit!
That inn looks wonderful, and the thought of brunch overlooking that water is just perfect. And what cute photos of T on her horse!

Linds said...

And if you could send some of you sun this way, I would be ever so grateful. I am wearing a thick jumper today. It is wet and grey and quite revolting.....

kdwhorses said...

Congrats on the award! I have several I need to post about, I am such a bad blogging friend!

Glad she likes her riding! I am always doing things like that on my horse! Just last night me and hubby were riding and I stopped Angel on the bridge and proceeded to stand up in the saddle! He was just shaking his head, he has learned not to say anything! It is good for them!

CrackerJacks said...

The horses are looking great as ever! Such graceful and majestic animals!

That Inn is awesome! What a great photo!

Needled Mom said...

Congratulations on the new blog award. Of course I always enjoy checking up on your goings on back there.

Sorry to hear that it has been so dry. I know how you depend on that rain to help with the watering bills. Perhaps someone thought they gave you enough moisture with all the snow this year. :)

T looks perfectly content in whatever position she decides to ride/sit/ponder. Oh, how I remember our horse trying to take us off on those low lying branches. Too many times he succeeded.

I can taste those raspberries - my favorite berry too. Yum!!!

What a lovely place to enjoy a brunch! Glad you all had fun. Have a great weekend.

Sharon said...

Love the photos and I just read about your fire how scary.
We are having storms here nightly. They have really been severe we got 3" of rain Tuesday night. We had a break last night but we are in storm watch for today. Wish we could send you some of this water.
Really do enjoy reading your blog.
God Bless

PEA said...

LOL I love the "end" picture! hehe We're having thunderstorms today so I wish I could share some of my rain with you.

T is really doing well with her riding. The pictures of her are so sweet, you can tell she's loving it:-)Is D not interested in riding? He seems quite content with his colouring book! Kids have it made these days...air conditioned car and watching a movie! lol

Such a gorgeous inn to have brunch at...and look at the scenery! Wow! I love having brunch and enjoy it so much more than having breakfast and lunch.

Congratulations on the well deserved award, my friend:-)

You asked if I see the auction items before it get one hour before the auction starts to look at everything so it gives you a chance to think of what you would like to bid for and how high you think you want to bid. So much fun:-)

Steve is threatening me that he'll make me "walk the plank"...helpppppppppp!! hehe Love you my friend. xoxoxo

Pattie said...

What beautiful horses - and cute grandkids, too! You've got the best in all of 'em!

That inn looks charming. May I join you all next time?? :-)

Pony Girl said...

My Boy's mane does the same thing, he has an awful cowlick near his bridle path. I was hoping as it grew out, it'd be better, but no such luck!

T and the pony lounging around looked like fun, and you're right, what we all did as kids with our ponies!

Congrats on the award!! You deserve it! I always feel like I'm visiting my favorite neighbor when I stop by here!

Sarah said...

I just gave you an award. Hopefully you haven't gotten it five times already. Come check it out!! Take care.

Mrs Mom said...

I love the pics of T and Kipper! Toooo cute. Kipper is a handsome little fellow there, looks like loads of fun and personality packed into that pony body of his. I miss the days of dreaming with a horse.... Now I dream OF them in the rare moments I get to SLEEP! ;)

We are getting rain- and it is helping. Hope you got some today- upstate NY got a load! Least they did not have to shovel it ehehehehe

palmtreefanatic said...

looks like lots of fun with the grands!
Congrats on the award!!!

Mary said...

I enjoyed seeing all of the photos of T and the horses. This post is absolutely perfect. Thanks for sharing all that's going on with your family. The Inn looks very inviting. It's been years since I've been to Maine and it looks like I need to visit again.

Take care and enjoy the weekend.

Nancy said...

Congrats on the award! Yours is one blog I try not to miss, but this week has been a busy one for me, and I am somewhat behind in my blog reading! Will catch up over the weekend, though!

T and that little pony are such a perfect match! Seems he enjoys her as much as she does him! Such cute pics!!! D has it made...watching a movie in air conditioning! LOL Kids do have it made today, don't they? You are building some wonderful "together" memories with them!

So nice that your FIL lives so close by!!! Bet he loves that, too!

Nick is a beautiful horse!!! Your animals are so fortunate to have you! I couldn't get over you having fans for them in the barn! NOW, that shows just how much you care!!!


Nancy said...

Me again! Had to tell you I loved the cat's butt at the end!!! How cute!!!!


Mike S said...

Wow, small world. My adoptive Dad had a cottage on Green Lake & I used to go there several times a summer on slow times on the farm. My adoptive mother didn't like the place so it was a safe place to spend a quiet day or two.