Sunday, July 26, 2009

P-P-Perfect & P-P-Productive Weekend

Peachy Pie. Actually, it is a nectarine & wild black raspberry tart, one of several traffic-stoppingly beautiful pastries Sara made for the Farmers Market on Saturday.
Painted Ponies--Not to be outdone, Cadence made dozens of pretty equine cookies with black raspberry glaze and filling to sell at the market.
Platform Plan. Rog and Cadence designed and got the supplies for building the loft in Cadence's granary cabin.
Pig Therapy. Sara spent a much of this afternoon communing with her beloved pigs. She cleverly constructed two wooden frames that hold plastic planter boxes for feeding and watering the pigs so they don't dump it over. They're still trying, but haven't succeeded yet.
Pasture Protection Rog installed electric wire at Dexter cow nose level all around the inside of our main pasture this morning, excluding the orchard. If this doesn't keep Lariat in the pasture and the calves out of the poor nibbled fruit trees, I don't know what will.
Paint, Paint, Paint. I am still working on paintings for my exhibit to be installed in just nine days! These new paintings have an irrepressible farm theme -our animals have been modelling for me.

3 comments:

katiegirl said...

Wow, that nectarine tart and the cookies look delicious! And I love your painting. I'd love a sheep one! Are you taking orders?

Susan said...

I don't actually have any sheep(yet!) to serve as models for me, but the neighbor down the road has sheep. When I finish the paintings for this show I will tackle a sheep painting...

Illoura said...

Hi! I love your 10-acre farm, and how you share all the things you're doing with it with those of us who have farm dreams or like me, are a farmgirl wannabe... and your bright vividly colored paintings are also inspirational... I paint too, but get caught up in the details. I have a horse to paint, but no other farm animals -yet. (Our 10 acres is hardly usable for them- so we get by on our views and trees, LOL.) I just wanted to thank you for sharing, and tell you that I think the chocolate colored cow is awesome. If only I had wall -space in my kitchen...
~Illoura