And, and another fine week it has been. I’d like to say rain, rain, go away, and come again some other day but the downpours will bring on the green. Personally, I’m weary of the gray and the funk that comes along with it. It is hard to be “up and bright” with our weather of late. The lack of sun is dismal to say the least. And, I am tired of the mud… living on a dirt road I can’t walk the pups, although I exercise them with a tennis ball which they retrieve for me to throw over and over. I have to admit that I love their musty, wet doggie aroma when they are done running on wet grass. Our routine when coming into the house is for them to get dried off. I’ll first do Niki, wrapping her in a huge towel, getting her tummy and feet and telling her what a beautiful girl she is in her “babushka.” In turn Pico gets his time and all is good. We’re all happy to have some hands-on-loving-time. Picasso and Z have been stuck inside most of the week thanks to the rain too. I make sure they get ridden or walked in the inside arena but that’s nothing compared to a nice day in the pasture. They are such good boys, well behaved and kind. Thank-you God for my furry friends.
I’m so lucky to have them!!!
The storms that have been passing through are very intense with the wind and lightning putting on quite a show. My yard is full of branches, again! My nephew Colton and I spent Sunday cleaning up from the last storms taking tarp load after tarp load of leaves and sticks into the woods. It looked great for a couple of hours. I do admit that I love to watch the huge trees swaying in the wind and take in the excitement of the lightning show. Interestingly a single bolt can reach 50,000 degrees and strike the earth nearly 100 times a second. Lightning always accompanies a thunderstorm, although the storm may be so far away that we don’t see the rain or hear thunder. Lightning is attracted to the positively charged ground and most likely to strike the tallest object in the area. Don’t believe the myth that “lightning never strikes twice,” as many flashes strike over and over again within a few seconds in the same area. Good news…the chance of being stuck by lighting is about one in 3 million. Bad news… over 10,000 forest fires are set by lightning each year.
Chalkboard Features are Awesome Per Se! For Starts there is a Warm Brie Dip with Apricot, Ginger and Crisp Croutes. Jumbo Sea Scallops are Pan Roasted and Presented over a Corn and Fingerling Potato Hash; Sautéed Lake Superior Walleye is Accompanied with a Quinoa Pilaf and Jumble of Watercress, Tomato, Capers and Garlic; a Loin Pork Chop is Grilled and Basted with Honey, Rosemary and Lemon, Served with Asiago Polenta and Charred Onion and Melon Relish; and our Veggie Grain Bowl is Layered with Brown Rice, Cashews, Heirloom Carrots and Edamame Sautéed with a Coconut-Ginger Dressing then topped with a Fried Michigan Organic Egg. YUM!!!
We Look Forward To Seeing You At The Bistro!
And Wish You A Million Dollar Day!!!
XXOO, Mary, Niki, Pico, Picasso and Z
Certified Executive Chef and Owner of Diamond Jim Brady's Bistro