After a busy week then branding day on Saturday, we were neither the height of ambition on Sunday. Monday I managed to finish a customer quilt, do some laundry and make us lunch. We tried a recipe for Greek salad which was in the last issue of Escapees Magazine. It was delicious–I’m not a huge fan of oregano and this salad dressing recipe called for one tablespoon of dried oregano. I only used a half tablespoon and it was plenty–very good! In case you are worried about the Cowboy only having salad for lunch–I also fed him leftover pork tenderloin! 🙂
Monday afternoon late I said, “why don’t we drive up and see the falls?” The Cowboy thought he could manage that and off we went. Natural Bridge Falls is our local tourist attraction–in times of high water brought on by melting snow the waterfall is actually a water fall–100 feet high. The rest of the year the river disappears through an opening in the limestone exiting out another hole closer to the bottom of the falls. There are only a few days per year when the water “goes over the top” as the locals say and in dry years it may not even happen those few days. It’s always a thrill to see and hear!
I am standing on the wooden bridge watching the river flow toward the falls.
Remember our problems with Emmi’s separation anxiety and the purchase of the Barkwise Vibration Collar? Well, Emmi hasn’t worn that collar since late February when we moved to Pearce and once again had no neighbors for her to annoy. Lately Emmi has decided to start “baying!” There is no other word for it–it’s not barking, it’s baying! And no amount of talking, saying “no bark” helps, she continues to bay. The Cowboy retired early last night and I walked outside to take a photo of the sunset–Emmi saw me outside and must have thought I was the big, bad bogeyman! The baying woke the Cowboy and made me so angry I found Emmi’s vibration collar and plugged it in to charge. People were coming this morning to haul away another piece of our “stuff” so I activated the collar–Emmi heard it beep, ducked her head and waited for me to put it around her neck. She went roaring outside when she heard the vehicle and never barked–amazing!
Life is good.