Dean was in charge of the food and I don't need to say any more about that! Everyone that has ever been to the benefit dinner when he is in charge knows exactly how good everything was! From the elegance of a beautifully set table, to the appetizer of hot bacon spinach onion dip, the sparkling cherry juice, then came the spring salad melange with honey ginger vinaigrette and a hard roll called a ciabatta. Once those were enjoyed and cleared off the table came the dinner entree of herb-crusted prime rib of beef with horseradish cream sauce, a baked potato with butter, sour cream and chives, and Key West vegetables with sesame ginger splash and chow mein. When that plate was set down in front of each guests, one could see the eyes of that guest get big and the question the eyes asked the brain, "could this possibly taste as good as it looks? The answer to that was absolutely! We could hardly fit in the dessert of cherry-berries on a Cloud. Too bad the camera wasn't there to record this but I'm sure you all get the picture, we feasted.
But...that wasn't even the best part of the evening. The choir sang. Sometimes I wonder if the heavenly choir sounds like this choir. The words were so touching, the melodies so beautiful, the harmony perfect. I want to hear them all over again. No wonder when the choir sang in Gridley a couple weeks ago the audience clapped.
Well enough about our evening. The day started out at a cool 40 degrees but sunny. This poor goose couple had a nest on the near side of the pond and were sitting on eggs when something got into the nest and took the eggs. They are now on the far side of the pond trying again. The gander must have been sitting on the eggs while the goose was eating then they switched right before the picture.
Below is their old nest, it was interesting to watch the sparrows come rob the goose down out of this nest using it for their nests. There was a continual flying in and out of the sparrows, at least 3 couples were using the feathers.
Mark's first job was to take the skid steer and smooth out gravel on the main drive.
Mark next got out the mower and mowed until he ran out of gas.
Rhoda sent an update with pictures on Rosalie. She writes: She's doing better and better, I decided she was ruby ready and she handled that so well l figured she was ready for Lee. She's coming along, everyone at the barn loves her.
Thanks Rhoda for the update and pictures, we are amazed at how quickly Rosalie is learning. What a great day!