Friday, March 24, 2006

Happy Friday

I'm so happy that it's Friday! This week flew by with my trip to Decorah and other activities going on. The Silos & Smokestacks conference was great, the Hotel Winneshiek was gorgeous, and Decorah is really beautiful - - lots of historical buildings, a restored downtown with great retail shops, and the scenery is so picturesque.

On the way home, I made a stop at Seed Savers Exchange. It was still closed for the season, but the gal working inside saw me wandering around and was kind enough to let me inside to peek. What a fabulous place! I WILL be returning soon.

Also stopped at Barn Happy outside Cedar Falls. I just love that place, too. Picked up a dozen eggs (they were so big, you couldn't close the carton!), a loaf of honey wheat bread, some creamed honey, and some sweet rolls. Their Spring Open House is April 8th from 9 am - 3 pm. Its a great old barn featuring Iowa products, painted furniture, antiques, veggies (in season), light lunches and great coffees, and a great atmosphere.

This is Uncle George, who has been helping us with the chicken/garden shed. He's in his late 80's and could outwork DH or me any day of the week:

After another runaway incident, Leah the cat is home again and spends a lot of time in the house observing her human counterparts:

And this my Amazing DD on day 1 of construction - - she makes a great "supervisor":

This is the sheep barn at the Iowa State Fairgrounds - - it's really a beautiful, but overlooked piece of art:

[Farmgirl Fare will also enjoy this] See the little ram heads above the "Sheep Barn"?

Taking my DH on a "top secret date night" tonight . . .

DD and I are going to visit High Hopes Gardens tomorrow afternoon - - I've been looking forward to this for a long time . . .

Have a great weekend, y'all!


post_fem said...

glad to hear your adventures.

Farm Wife said...

Beautiful building! what exactly is "creamed honey?" Sounds fabulous!

Nancy Dancehall said...

You went to Seed Savers? Oh I'm so jealous! I pour over their catalog every January like a teenaged boy looks at porn. I get about 90% of my seeds from Seed Savers.

Des_Moines_Girl said...

I never noticed the little sheep heads on the Sheep Barn before! I will have to check it out when we go to the Iowa Fair this year.

Gracious Acres said...

Creamed honey is a wonderful concoction that comes in a small round tub (like a margerine container). It spreads like cool butter and is fabulous on toast.