I played hooky from quilting yesterday and took Leaf Peepers out on a photo shoot.
We headed out to Ironstone Winery in Murphys, CA because we knew this old building was there.
There was such a difference in the color of the quilt going from sunlight to shadow.
This is probably my favorite picture, but it doesn't really showcase the quilt with any detail.
It was hot yesterday while we were out taking pictures. Note to self: Do not wear sandals when out tromping through the weeds and woods holding a camera and a quilt. My toes felt very exposed to rattlesnakes.....and this is the time of year when they are very active.
Several years ago, we were at a winery buying wine barrels for Mr. Joe's woodworking business. Again, I was in sandals. When Mr. Joe moved a barrel, three rattlesnakes were behind it, and prepared to strike. I never knew these two old people could move so fast!
Those of you who follow my blog know that my granddaughters are involved in FFA (Future Farmers of America). They raised turkeys, goats, and pigs. The girls were so disappointed when the county fair was cancelled, and there was only an online auction. They loved spending two weeks at the fair every summer talking with fairgoers about their animals. They loved showmanship and judging in the ring in front of a large audience.
This year, judging took place from pictures the girls submitted. Emily's goat was crowned reserve champion.
Kinsey is taking her pigs for a walk.
Emily does the same with her pigs.
Taking five turkeys for a walk is the equivalent to herding cats!
So, to make a long story short, we bought a pig. A whole pig. Our new freezer will be delivered next week. Now we have to clear a spot for it in the garage.
Next year, Emily wants to raise a steer in addition to goats, pigs, and turkeys. I guess we should have purchased a bigger freezer.