Saturday, October 16, 2010

It was the busiest day ever at Stoney Ridge today.  We're guestimating about 8,000 people.  There were 900 hotdogs solds, 121 pies eaten and untold numbers of pumpkins, squash and apples that were carted out to cars.  We had a non-stop line at the gate from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm when it finally slowed down enough for us to drink some water and eat a hot dog!  It was a beautiful day and everyone was patient with the long lines and even though we're beyond tired, how can you lose when one of the resident bakers hands you a whole pan with a dozen homemade cinnamon rolls to take home.  We are blessed!

Friday, October 15, 2010

And Furthermore....

There are those who still consider books to be the treasures that they are, as so eloquently stated by Lanier in her most recent post!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Death of the Library...or Why My Job Isn't Fun Anymore

"The profession I chose...belongs to the past except in the minds of those who truly loved it and mourn its tragic demise. Even the educational path upon which it is based has become all but unrecognizable. What was once called library science now has a trend-driven hocus-pocus name, something like 'informational studies.' A library that is respectably up to date is no longer a temple dedicated to the guardianship of books or a sanctuary for the hallowed art of reading. No. A library is a zone of cyberkinetic values, a brain as viewed by the cold, lizardly pathologist: a numbingly gray place, of systems and wiring, of knowledge-related transactions that may or may not...require the use of books." from THE WIDOWER'S TALE by Julia Glass

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Dinner's Ready....

Or later that same day.....the perpetrator returns to the scene of the crime!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Drama In Real Life

Remember the monthly article in "Reader's Digest" called Drama In Real Life? I used to read it religiously, actually not such a great idea as it only added fuel to my already overactive "what if" imagination.

In that vein, I walked out into the garage this morning to fetch something and as I walked past the window over my washing machine and dryer, I noticed this huge spider neatly wrapped up in a bundle. Next to it was a much smaller spider who apparently did the gift wrapping. By the time I grabbed my camera, he/she had hidden behind the fake ivy wreath I have hanging there, so I couldn't get a picture of the impressive difference in their sizes. Might doesn't always win!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

It's Homecoming Week

I'm always amazed at how creative these kids can be! This year's theme is different kinds of cereals. Each class (fresh., soph., jrs., srs.) is assigned a wall to decorate and then they are judged. Which one do you chose?

Monday, October 4, 2010

I Went to the Animal Fair...

But I forgot to post anything about it! Odd since it was the most exciting thing that happened to me all summer. Wally and I made our way through the fair to the Wool Show where I had entered 6 items only to discover that I had won a Best of Class ribbon for my felted nesting bowls! I was flabbergasted, not to mention thrilled. I've been an underachiever my whole life, so this was a first! :)
I received a 1st place for my felted pumpkins......

and my mohair cowl......

And 2nd place ribbons for my socks......

my felted slippers.....

and my sweater! Yep, I'm tootin' my own horn, but somebody's gotta do it! :)