Farmer’s Market Day…

Yesterday was our town’s weekly Farmer’s market…I LOVE the farmer’s market.

I Rode my bike into town and got some stuff… organic….local….yummy….stuff.

All strapped in and ready for home.

I bought: Macoun apples…Red  Dragon carrots…Swiss Chard…cabbage… Fresh farm made Gruyere cheese…and finally, because I couldn’t resist, a couple of White Chocolate, pineapple scones from the B&B across the street from me. The same B&B where you’ll hopefully be staying when I get my act together and offer classes in my studio… The Dragonfly Inn B&B. I dont know how anyone could have resisted them. ( I’m eating one now with my coffee as I write this…heaven)

Dinner last night consisted of …

Lightly sauteed Swiss Chard w/ garlic

Brown sugar glazed carrots

and Apple, onion and cheddar quiche.

I was a happy girl.

Art and Music….

Just a quick post to let you know that I have listed this piece on my online shop to raise funds for my

choral group… The Quaboag Choral Society.

We are looking to buy some new music to sing at our upcoming White Christmas Celebration .

So…. with one click of the mouse you can help support art AND music, and own this sweet little sculpture!  🙂

http://glassgirl.bigcartel.com/product/teaching-her-fledgling-the-art-of-travel

Take Care!!!

Bonfire….

Every year, on the 3rd of July, our town has a bonfire on the town common.

An independence day tradition with a fun band… this time it was a a Rod Stewart tribute band  with Rick Larrimore as Rod Stewart….They were a lot of fun! You can see for yourself here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOtyIS_Gk2g.

I was working at the Lion’s Club stand selling hotdogs and popcorn etc. , so I wasn’t able to take the pics, but hubby did a wonderful job capturing the event for me. ( I did get one picture of the beautiful rainbow on my way to the concert, with the rainbow ending incredibly at the bandstand) :

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On the left edge of the picture, you can see part of the bonfire before it was lit.

Per usual, our town put on another memorable event. Did I mention that I love my town????

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The fire is safely started and attended by the F ire department…

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Rick Larrimore……

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It was a grand evening in my sweet town….

I hope you all had a lovely holiday… peace from West Brookfield….

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Asparagus….

It’s asparagus season here in my little town. I just picked my first round from my own asparagus patch, and roasted them up with olive oil, salt and pepper. There’s nothing like it in the world. Yummmmmm.

DSC02754This time of year is a big deal in my town. A Dutchman named Diederik Leertouwer brought asparagus to our town from his homeland back in the 1780s , and we celebrate that momentous event every year in May. If you didn’t know this yet, I just ADORE my town. So anyway…. this weekend is the annual Asparagus Festival… asparagus, pony rides, flowers, a may dance, and a frog jumping contest are all part of the fun and I’m so looking forward to it!

Here are a few pics from last year to get you in the mood….

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5-14-09fAnd their beautiful handiwork.

I’ll be there again for sure! Will you?