Saturday, August 27, 2005

Saturday 5:00 info

Everyone aware that Mary Lynn is bringing multi ears of sweet corn to steam in a garbage can at the drink fest this Saturday?

Sunday, August 21, 2005

Salsa Scramble: Sign Up Now

Sign up now by entering a comment for the First Salsa Scramble! A best ball golf outing at the executive course in Michigan City. Prizes for closest to the pin and longest drive. (I'm not saying they are good prizes but we'll think of something). Date: September 10th. Time: 12:00 Noon.
When you sign up, let me know how many times you have played golf this year. We'll try to balance the groups accordingly. No skill required. All age groups welcome. Greens Fees $12 plus a cart if you want one.

Friday, August 19, 2005

Ice Cream Social

This coming Saturday we have planned an ice cream social-movie-family-friends night. Meet around the barn at 7:00 pm for hay rides. At 8:00 pm the movie "Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events" will be projected onto the barn. I hope this will appeal to kids and adults alike. I especially enjoyed the credits (strange, I know, but you'll see if you stick around to the end). Please come and bring something to sit on and bug spray. The recent rain has brought out the biting bugs in full force.

We hope to see you then.

PS: I believe the 5:00 garden hour is still on. Meet at the community garden for libations and comraderie.

Sunday, August 14, 2005

A Very Happy Hour

Oh dear, those were a bit potent...

As requested, below you will find the recipe for Saturday night's Cosmolitos - a refreshing and, as I said, highly potent summer cocktail.

Dominique and George, thank you again for opening your home to the recently-developed- Tryon-Farm-ritual, Saturday Happy Hour. When Tom and I saw the rain pouring down at 4:30pm we assumed everyone would cancel...not this group. A little rain was not going to dampen our spirit! Great turnout and great fun. Thanks also to those of you who brought munchies.

In the future, someone suggested that we gather in one of the garages if weather is a factor so we can keep up the impromptu spirit and not impose on anyone too greatly. Seems like a good idea.

The ceremonial jug has been passed to next week's cocktail couriers, Dwayne and Ann Waugh (my apologies if I haven't spelled names right but I don't have the list with me). A bit of advice..I filled the jug at least 3 times due to demand.

1 1/2 ounces of white tequila, 3/4 ounce of triple sec, 2 ounces of cranberry juice, juice from 1/2 of a lime, chilled martini glass. Combine the ingredients with ice in a shaker. Shake well. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a lime wheel.

Clearly Saturday's Cosmolitos were low on presentation but high on spirit. See you next week.

Good Eatin'

For any of you all tired of the local franchise food fare, I've discovered a lovely authentic, Mexican restaurant that deserves mention. El Nopal, located on 9th Street between Washington and Franklin, is a cozy spot decorated in Mexican folk kitsch. I've been there twice, and both times the restaurant was empty. Typically that is a warning sign, but tired of the 40 minute wait for bland, fatty, and oversized food at Chili's, Red Lobster, Hacienda, etc., I was willing to give it a try. I've had the seafood enchiladas, and mole poblano enchiladas. Both were excellent and served in reasonable portions. Give it a try and spread the word if you are just as pleased.

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Tidbits from Eve

* There will be an upcoming family movie night on 8/20 with hay rides and other family fun activities. Bring your kids, someone else's kids, or bring the kid in you for fun by the barn.

* Many thanks to Jeremy and his crew for removing the woodies in the prairie.

* Swing by to see the recent prairie plantings atop Kathy and Karl's house by the pond.

* Drat - the hay bales have been removed before getting some good photos of them. They've been sent to nearby farms to be devoured by the livestock.

* Ed G. has been seen up and about after his recent leg injury. We hope you are feeling much better.

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Our condolences go to Susann B. Her mother just passed away last Saturday. Susann, our thoughts are with you and your family.

Monday, August 08, 2005

What is this stuff?

This strange white stuff has overtaken my pumpkin patch and is extending to my much anticipated cucumbers. Does anyone know what this is? And what can be done about it?

Also, bugs are consuming my tomatoes before they get the chance to ripen. Any suggestions?

PS: I'm going to keep posting until this catches on. I hope others will join soon.

Sunday, August 07, 2005

A Strange Sound

The caterwauling heard in the meadow Saturday evening could be attributed to the Papa and friends campout (but not to be confused with sound wafting from the school - strange how sounds travel). The mix of campfire, stars, guitar and Sangria brought out the folk-singer-wanna-be's in most of us. Even the kids performed. Sorry if we scared anyone.

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

In Case You Didn't Get the Email

There wasn't one. Well, farmers, there is an unofficial social/happy hour on Saturdays at 5:00pm in the garden. Drinks are provided by whomever takes the flask home the previous week. This coming Saturday is my turn and I'll be serving up Sangria. Any excellent recipes anyone would like to pass along? Post it as a comment.

What is ironic is that this came about by mistake. Eve had arranged for some filming of the farm scene. She asked Kathy to gather some folks together in the garden to contrive some communal event to be filmed. Except Eve forgot about it. Someone brought drinks, and well the rest is history. That's how I heard it.