Saturday, September 25, 2010

National Alpaca Farm Day

Today is National Alpaca Farm Day! so we went to High Meadow Alpaca Farm at 2102 Spero Road Asheboro, NC 27203. Website . I got the chance to get up close to an alpaca. They are very sweet and gentle animals . I did not get the chance to take a picture of myself with an alpaca because before the woman that owns the farm had the chance to tell me not to I patted the alpaca on the head and they do not like being patted on the head. It was so soft. The dog that protect them are massive and very sweet as long as you are with someone they know. I really wanted to buy some yarn but this is my off pay week and did not have the money for yarn. I think the yarn I looked at was from Raynay Alpaca Farm 1897 Ashland Road Ruffin, NC 27326 , . She was very nice and friendly. She had a display of Hats and Scarfs for sell they were beautiful. The natural color of the yarn was beautiful too. I think they will be open again tomorrow but I am not totally sure. After leaving the farm I was not ready to go home. So we headed for the Farmer Market in Greensboro. It has been a few years since my last visit. It was fun and the market has great variety. I tried two sample of goat cheese spread. One from Kilby Family Farm , they can be reached @ facebook keyword Kilby Family Farms . Farm number 336-381-3669 and cell 336-301-1661 I tried the goat cheese spread with dill it was very good. Then I sampled a goat cheese spread from Goat Lady Dairy with fig and honey it was great also. Goat Lady Dairy has a Fall Open Farm Day Sunday , October 3, 2010 from 1-5 pm . website . Also on October 3, 2010 there is a Farm Fest at Rising Meadow Farm 11am - 4 pm. Both places will have items for sale. Bring a cooler if you want to buy meat. No Pets! . My niece brought a chocolate cookie from RVAEUS they specialize in Red Velvet Cakes & Different Cupcakes website coming soon. RVAEUS in on Facebook email . My niece really liked the cookie and thought it was very good. We brought zucchini, squash, mushrooms, baby bok choy, and eggplant. It turned out to be a great Saturday outing. Came home to do a stir fry for dinner. We added mushrooms, squash, zucchini, red bell pepper, garlic, onion, shallot, shrimp, baby bok choy , also vermicelli (beans thread). Posting pictures of the alpaca, dog & stir fry.



Thursday, September 23, 2010

The First Full Day Of Autumn

The bad blogger returns on the first full day of Autumn. It has been a long time since my last post and I am not doing to well this year keeping my blog updated. If thing do not improve I will end the year with fewer post than I did last year. It is the first full day of Autumn and I am glad I am ready for cooler weather. The past few weeks have been hot and dry. We planted greens and spinach Labor day weekend and so far the ground looks the same as the day we planted the seed. Still have not finished the scarf I started on International Crochet Day I try to add a row or two every other day. This week I added a few rows to the Crochet lace Shells Afghan that I started in October or September 2006. It is red and for some reason I am not sure if it is the colors of the house or the camera but anything red I take picture of does not come out looking good. So the picture you will see is not the best in the world. Still reading Getting To Happy, by Terry McMillan half way through the book and I am glad tomorrow is Friday so I can finish up this weekend. This is a great season premiere week. Grey's tonight.