Tuesday, September 20, 2011


Gotta love 'em. Totally under-rated (or udder-rated? ha).  These cows were especially friendly,  traveling across a farm field from afar the moment we approached the fence . . .

The leaves are just starting to turn colors in the northern reaches of Connecticut; I'm hoping the unusually wet summer (including Hurricane Irene) we have had recently won't ruin the foliage show this year.
We have already had a few crisp days this month; I love it - it motivates me to be outside, get things done (like painting the trim around my door). Stay tuned for more pictures as Autumn unfolds (and Halloween, my favorite holiday, approaches :-)

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Woodstock CT Fair - Sept. 3, 2011

A lot has happened since my last post - Hurricane Irene being the most noteworthy. But I was also putting in a lot of extra hours at work in August, so no time left to blog. It was the culmination of a six-month long project that seemed to take every ounce of my energy towards the end. But I'm back now, and looking forward to Autumn (and getting my life back)!

Went to the Woodstock CT Agricultural Fair on Saturday. It's about a 2-hour drive from our house, but quite a scenic one in the "Quiet Corner" of CT. We had a blast! I'd say it's one of the biggest fairs in CT, complete with all the usual competitions of cows, sheep, chickens, plus midway rides, etc. They also have a huge open horse show. It was the first time I got to see a ladies side-saddle class; I thought I had seen it all in the horse world until this! Tractors - lots of cool old tractors, and a vintage car show. Unfortunately, my camera battery died about 15 minutes after arriving, so I have very few images. But I will remember what fun we had for a long time to come . . .