Sunday, April 24, 2011

Spring and things a bloomin'

Some of the Daffodils in Bloom at Home - Gillian Cowley Photo
Hello All,

The last few weeks have been quiet least in terms of competing.

I was thrilled with Tag at Morven and was looking forward to riding him at Plantation Field but a small miscue with his sister Hope resulted in me being sidelined from competing for the weekend, which was in the end just as well, as the soaking rains caused poor Denis and Bambi to have to cancel Sunday.

The Glaccums' and every organizer try so hard and do so much, much of which goes unpraised or unnoticed, and after a day like last Sunday I can only imagine the cleanup they will have to do to make the grounds look like they usually do when we all show up in May!  Thank you in advance for the work!

Easter weekend had my Mother and sister Stefany come down from Massachusetts to enjoy the beautiful flowers and good food, two of my favorite things.  Our daffodils are in great form now and we have put some pictures up with the blog to let you see them....if you are in the area stop by, there are lots of different types and it makes the farm very picturesque.

More Daffodils - Gillian Cowley Photos

Food and cooking are another outlet for me and this weekend, with Gillian, my student and her mom, Page down for the weekend, we made two huge dinners which included a few new things, including veal scallopini which was yummy and a new recipe for Creme Brulee and Chocolate Mousse both of which were decadent!

We also have had several people in over the last few weeks looking at horses and several new horses have found home all over the country.  Leslie and Brittany Clark came from California and worked with me and Paul Ebersole in trying and purchasing Paul's young exciting prospect Porter II, Brittany was all smiles and we are excited about them and their adventures to come.

Also coming and finding a new horse was Kathy Rauch, who had the misfortune of coming on the Plantation Saturday to try several horses.  To say we were wet would be an understatement!  But she absolutely loved Liz Stewart's mare, It's Hilca, and she is on her way to NY as we speak!

Finally Erin Renfroe made a trip south from Massachusetts and ended up finding a beautiful young horse for her to take through the levels through us.  His name is Abercrombie and Kelli Temple had brought him over from England and they will be ones to watch in the future.

So, that's about all from are out, horses are going well, and we head to Loudoun this weekend.

Hope all is well with you and we look forward to hearing from all of you,


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