Warren and I are off on a mini vacation to Lanesboro Tuesday morning. We will stay at a B & B we have enjoyed before. The bikes will be packed in the back of Warren's pick up as the trails are plentiful. We will also bring along some books to read. It will be a three day two night get away. We are hoping it recharges us for the fall harvest season ahead. I plan to take lots of pictures and bore you when we return.
Friday, August 20, 2010
Our two sweet neighbor girls came for breakfast on their first day of
school Wednesday. Most mornings they join me for breakfast. Hannah
has to catch the bus earlier for middle school so the over lap time
is about five minutes tops. Kelsey usually has an omelet and Hannah cinnamon
toast or granola.. Both served with Sunny Delight.
Sunday, August 8, 2010
There were some real and not so real Irish dancers.
This group of dancers travels the world and wins award.
They had Highland Games.
This one involved lifting a pole and if successful tossing it end over end.
Just to get the pole off the ground is a feat.
A pitch fork is stuck into a gunny sack that has been stuffed with straw. This is tossed behind and above you over a pole that is raised higher after every round. Both gals and guys competed in this game.
They also threw rocks and a weight over a bar. Warren and I could just imagine how the games came into being years ago in rural Ireland. Being an Iowa farm boy Warren recalls that he could toss bales seven high. Being German they were tossed up to the one stacking bales and no Tom Foolery was allowed.
There was no Guinness in his household.
I became fascinated by the question of "What is a guy supposed to wear with his kilt."
Work boots? Sandals? Tennis shoes? Cleats?
Tall socks, no socks?
Kilt hose and flashes.
My next question is what do you wear under the kilt?