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Sunday, August 10, 2014

Day 2 in Kentucky

On our first full day, Friday, in Kentucky it rained.  So my Sister, her husband, My Shug and I decided to go to a couple of wineries.  The first one was gorgeous!

Selfie in front of the vineyard, but you can't really see the vineyard!
Trent and Theresa...we were all relaxing on the porch enjoying the view, after tasting wine.
Trent, acting like a professional photographer trying to get a good picture for his Instagram account!
Now...the second winery we went was a roadside building that left a lot to be desired.  We went inside and there was a long counter to the right, for tasting, and to the left was some kind of a garage sale, hence...this picture of my Shug in this hat. 

This might give you an idea of the wine tasting room.  This is the label on the wine that I bought!  And guess is GOOD wine!
The wine tasting was in those little plastic pill cups that they use in hospitals to give you your meds in....not glass like at the vineyard....and it was just...well....I can't think of the words.....they did have some really good, raw milk, local, no additives, cheese for sale though, and we bought some of that for an appetizer for that evening.
Right outside this roadside garage sale/winery was a stand selling peaches.  And there was a guy there playing guitar and singing about peaches!  They even had a stage set up for him!  ODD!  My sister stayed in the car!  Trent, My Shug, and I went to get some peaches.  Trent came back with two tomatoes, and we bought nothing!  No peaches.  My Sister kept saying, "I thought you were getting peaches...where are the peaches...."  It was one of those things where you had to be there, but we were cracking up laughing.  I guess we had too much wine tasting!  Oh, and by the way, the peaches were delish!  They gave us a taste.  Don't know why we didn't buy them.  I did, however, save some seeds from the heirloom tomatoes Trent bought.

We got back and everyone was in "the building" so we got to work setting up the cheese tray.
Y'all do know that cheese is not normally yellow, right?  It's white.  Yellow is a coloring they add.  Say this with me, out loud...together now..."Cheese is NOT yellow."  And this cheese was devoured by everyone very quickly. 
 Back in the building, besides eating cheese and crackers, food prep was going on for that evening.
 Everyone helped!
 Ok, maybe not everyone.  Some were tasting....
 And some were relaxing....
Later we played games and laughed....a lot!

Cindy Bee

Friday, August 8, 2014

Kentucky Day 1

 Let's go on a little get visit some friends in Kentucky.  Before we go, I always have to make this cake.  It's tradition.  It's a cream cheese pound cake.   I'll post the recipe later this week.  It's a very heavy, yummy, scrummy, delicious cake.
 We visit these friends every year.
 Yay!  We made it!  And she asked me which bedroom we want....
The one in the house.....
 Or the one outside?
  I didn't even ask my Shug!

It's like staying in a tree house...and they have a restroom in "the building" and a shower close by so we were set!  We took five minutes to unpack and change...
 Let's go swimming!
 The first day was gorgeous, so we hung out by the pool, except when we went inside "the building" to eat.
 My Shug....right outside our bedroom tree house door!
Cindy Bee

Monday, August 4, 2014

Wanna join me on the pond?

Look closely...
 .I'm IN the water taking this picture.  You've probably seen this pond in some of my previous posts.  It's right across the road from our house.

 And it's ours.  Yesterday, after insulating the kitchen, mowing part of the yard, insulating the bathroom, and doing some other odd jobs, My Shug asked me if I would join him in the pond. 

Yup!  I would....
 I thought you might want to join us too!
 It's a big pond, and there is plenty of room for everyone!
 See my Shug, way up front....

 There is also a creek that runs through the pond, so the water keeps moving. 
 Sure there are probably some creepy crawlies in the pond, but they don't bother us.  We don't even see them.

 We have a few dead trees around the edge of the pond that we have left in their natural 'dead' state.  Birds and turtles love to hang out on them.

 I love the view of our house from the pond.

 So nice floating around, admiring our work on the house....
 I think My Shug is thinking about everything that still needs to be done.
 Better get busy....
 Bye bye pond.....
I hope these pictures get me through the winter!   I know!  I know!  I'm concerned about it already.  Summer is going too fast!

Cindy Bee