Zip and I have been amused lately by the crazy antics of the kitties when we opened the windows to let in the first of the warm spring air. They fight over the rights to the window sill and then run like maniacs through the house, jumping on furniture and chasing each other. Amazing how inspiring a little fresh air and sunshine can be!
I've been almost as bad. The self-imposed hibernation of the winter is over and I'm out running loose and wild like a sailor on shore leave. LOL!
My friend Marian and I made our first trip to the greenhouse to celebrate the season, though we know it's a little early to set out plants. But looking is such fun! These pictures are from Ashcombe near Williams Grove, PA.
Aren't those orchids lovely? The following Saturday they were having an orchid sale sponsored by a group of local orchid growers. I wish I had the environment for successfully growing these beauties.
We strolled around enjoying all the lovely plants and the decorating accessories that they have available before going to lunch at the Pizza Grille in Carlisle. The pizza with the roasted tomatoes and basil pesto was excellent! Then we went next door to Knisley's farm and pet center to look at the peeps. We have both raised chickens in the past (Marian more recently than Zip and I), and were considering the possibilities.
She already has a chicken coop, we do not. This one is really nifty for just a few chickens and can be easily hosed out when it needs cleaned.
Unfortunately it's $400+! A bit pricy for four little hems!
In the end we came home without peeps.
The next day Kami and I went to East Berlin to Mannings and Woolgatherings. We were checking out the knitting and crochet books and looking at yarn. Unfortunately Mannings yarn is mostly out of our price range (I'm a yarn cheapo!). But Carol at wool gatherings just happened to have a great deal on some yarn and we left with a hamper full. Seventy five skeins!!! which Kami and I shared.
We had lunch at Sidney, on the square in East Berlin. It's a very upscale establishment run by a chef/owner who creates dishes of the kind presented on the Food Network. Dining as an art form! And I forgot to take pictures of our lunch!!! I did get a few shots of the lovely colonial dining room. Everyone else was outside on the patio enjoying the nice weather, but we decided on the indoor ambience.
For more information about Sidney and the amazing culinary creations, here's the link-
My new laptop and I haven't come to total companionablity yet. The keyboard seems VERY sensitive and I am constantly pabumping something that puts my cursor back in the middle of a sentence I've already written. When I finally notice, my post has gone all wonky. Waaah!!!
We'll eventujally have a meetiong of the minds, I hope.
So far the kitties have been happy with the new table arrangement. They are sitting comfortably on either side of the keyboard where I can reach out and pet them.
Penny on a pile of wool.
Deiter on the knitting bag.
Izzy decides to join the party.
No furry little bodies on the keyboard! My babies have become good little computer companions!
Have a wonderful weekend everyone! Enjoy your Easter or Passover or whatever you celebrate, even if it's just the joy of Spring.