Whoa!!! It's Tuesday, ALREADY???
I stopped over to visit Penny and realized, yes, today IS Tuesday and I'd better get my tea post up!!!
Last night, I had lemon ginger tea, but today, I think it will be Buckingham Palace, in the lovely eggshell teacup I scored at a thrift shop silent auction for $3! Woohoo!!
With that tea, I shall have the last of the mini angel food cakes with lemon glaze the daughter made yesterday!
It's another dreary day outside- we are definitely making up for the lack of rain!! The hay is about ready to go to seed - it will need to be cut soon - but lack of rain earlier in the season makes this first cut shorter than usual. I've seen a couple of neighbors who had already cut their hay, and then the rains came before they could get it tossed and baled. Sodden rows of cut grasses- not a pretty sight.........
Managed to get a ride in the past few days, in between raindrops. We may not be so lucky today!
Yesterday, the daughter went out first - and came back to report a buck ran out of the woods, freaking out her horse (the "old man") a bit. She continued on down the road, only to spot a 6 foot black snake, warming himself across the whole width of the old road! Fortunately, she was the only one who noticed him, and she and the "old man" managed to make a quick turn and avoid any mishap.
When I went down the road with the "big guy" a few minutes later, I stopped short of that spot, just in case, and took a different route. I went back later, on foot, to see if I could get a picture, but the snake was gone.
The only thing I saw while riding, was this cute little box turtle, back near the barn, who hung out for quite some time, surveying the goings on!!!
And, I am quite happy to report, for those who care, the toads are back!!!! Last year, I was missing seeing toads in and around my barn. They are the best fly catchers!!! Last night, while doing a barn check, there were several tiny toads, leaping out of harm's way, as we walked to the barn!!! I put a toad house under the sage in my herb garden, as a bribe to draw them in. Here's hoping for lots of toadies this year!!!
Please join us every Tuesday for tea - all are welcome!! Visit Kimmie and Patty for a list of the other participants!!!
Let us gather for a greeting
With our teacups filled with tea
And I'll tell you how important
Your friendship is to me.
....Alda Ellis, Hats Off To Tea