I love it when Yaffa or any of the cats sit like this. It's so cute!! I'm not sure why she was sitting like this. She wasn't even grooming herself like she usually does when she sits like this. Adorable.
Without fail, everytime we get new furniture, the cats claim it. This time I was a little angry though, because these are new cedar Adirondack chairs, and I already see scratch marks on them! Kitties, this is not a large scratch post! Argh! They are lucky they are cute!
This is Allie, she is a guard dog at the family farm. She is a Great Pyrenees, and they have a history of being breed by shepherds to help on farms to guard livestock, especially sheep. That background makes Allie a great guard dog, its in her blood. When she sees trouble, like a fox, a hawk or wild dogs, she barks and barks to try to scare them off. She does have a menacing bark, however she is as friendly as they come. I call her a big poofball. She has a thick fluffy coat, that protects her from the cold winters in the North Country. She especially loves it when it snows, she rolls around in it and is the happiest when there are mounds of snow on the ground. Reminds me of a dog I know... Khyra!
When we were up at the family farm, they had to make a delivery of produce to one of their client's. I tagged along because they told me that there was a good farmer's market along the way. Upstate New York is renowned for many things, among them is Maple Syrup. I had to get my hands on some good New York Maple Syrup to bring home. At the farmer's market, there were two vendors that were selling syrup. Note to self, scan the tables before buying because I ended up buying syrup that was more expensive at one vendor than the other one was selling. Oh well.
The other thing that I was looking to buy was some local honey. Luckily, there was a vendor also selling honey, so I picked up a big jar of amber colored honey. Oooh, I can't wait to try it in my mint tea.
When you are in NY State, you can't be in a farmer's market without at least one vendor selling NY Apples! I didn't buy any because we recently had gone apple picking.
At the farmer's market, there was a vendor selling garden markers. Aren't these cool? I'm so cheap frugal, so I couldn't justify spending $3-$6 on one marker. I would have needed a whole bunch of these for the garden, so the cost would totally add up. Maybe I can make my own?
My mother-in-law saw another farmer vendor there she knew and we went up to her booth to talk to her. She is a cattle farmer, and was selling cuts of packaged beef. She had with her these two Labrador Retrievers and I instantly FELL IN LOVE. They were so adorable! Look at that paw!
Completely sweet and soft. She said they were for sale for $50 each. Do you think my husband would find out if I tried to sneak her home? Awwww.
Novice urban gardener & beekeeper documenting my adventures in gardening in NYC. I garden by trial & error. My goal is to grow my own organic food, recycle & conserve.
I would love to do a seed exchange or plant exchange with other New Yorkers. Contact me if you are interested.