Emerson and his love of coffee 

Emerson and Oliver supervising the shoveling of snow

the coop girls are not fans of the snow

guess who strikes again.....

my boy Jack with his innocent look after tipping over the entire alphabet of stamps

crispy risotto cakes.....recipe coming this week
the home show

making chocolate bark with pistachios and dried cranberries

Oliver - being nosy as usual

I had a relaxing weekend which I enjoyed every minute of.  I say "I" because Jay, unfortunately, had to work.  It's the time of year for Home & Garden shows so he represented his company at the local show for a good part of the weekend.  He enjoys it and I enjoy my quiet time.

The weather was kind with just enough snow fall to remind us it's still winter making hot coffee a must-have each morning.  Emerson absolutely loves the smell of coffee and can't wait until the cup makes it's way to the end table so he can hop up in the chair to take a whiff.  One whiff is never enough so he hovers over the cup to take it all in.  It's very cute.  Maybe in another life he was a barista.  He would absolutely love an opportunity to taste it but I've assured him it tastes nothing like it smells, it's an acquired taste, so inhaling the scent is the most he'll ever get.  Poor guy.

I was in trouble Saturday morning because I didn't present the coop girls with the Saturday morning breakfast they usually get.  Since Jay left early I didn't make a hot breakfast so, in turn, they didn't get the excess.  They went on and on about their disappointment of cold greens so much that I made them a lovely batch of warm rice and milk Sunday morning.  Spoiled?  Yes, but why not?  Jay and I went to breakfast at a coffee shop in Saratoga Springs called Uncommon Grounds.  Really good bagels AND really good coffee.  From there I joined him at the Home show so I could look at the samples of counter top.  Still considering but we haven't yet agreed on a kitchen color so no decisions were made today.

Jack is up to his old tricks and clearing off my rubber stamp shelves.  This morning on our way out the door we heard a strange noise which turned out to be him in the center of a full alphabet of stamps.  He was so excited he ran a victory lap around the dining room table and then up the stairs.  We both shook our heads and headed out.

I can tell Spring is on it's way as I'm getting anxious to dive into a little spring cleaning of both the house and the coop.  Don't you love thoroughly cleaning everything and letting that fresh air push out the stale winter air?

Jackson just fell off the back of the living room chair.......pretty typical for a clumsy guy like him.  I am enjoying the smell of homemade Oatmeal Sandwich Bread baking in the oven.

Hope you had a wonderful weekend!


Gardeningbren said...

"risotto cakes"...can't wait.

I sure do enjoy your adventures with hens and pets. Makes me smile.

Jacklyn Carney said...

Love your blog, and love those pups!!

Meg said...

Sounds like a great weekend! Jackson's face just cracks me up. :D At least he left you the box to put them all back in.

Leslie Kimel said...

I've just recently discovered your blog. I love it--the pictures, the writing, everything!

Flat Creek Farm said...

I always enjoy reading about life at your farm!! The yummy stuff that you make, and your adorable personable fur and feather kids (Jack.. lol! A coffee-drinking pup?!). That, my friend, is the good life! Have a fabulous Wednesday! -Tammy

Staci at Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

Brenda - those crispy risotto cakes really are quite yummy. Jacklyn and Leslie - thank you so much. Meg - good point. :) Tammy - thank you. Emerson doesn't get to drink the coffee though....just smell it. :)

Unknown said...

It's practically spring here so it's a bit shocking to see snow falling where you are.

The pups are adorable and all your animals look snug in the house and coop. The Quinoa patties look amazing too! Am looking forward to seeing your recipe :)

Mary@BarnBugStudio said...

Emerson has a face made for begging. I would have trouble denying him anything. Put a smooch on that little nose from me. Those crispy risotto cakes look delish. Our kids are vegetarians and I'm always on the lookout for new recipes for them. Thanks!

Snooks said...

I love Oliver and Emerson both. Pictures of these boys always bring a smile to my face. Jacksons antics are always funny. What awesome personalities these animals have. Almost human. Home shows are always fun. I always overload on tons of ideas. I love quiet uninterupted mornings with a good Cuppa Joe and a snuggle buddy or two.

@ 3Beeze Homestead

Staci at Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

Thanks so much Tanya.

Mary - you are so right about Emerson.

Snooks - Jackson really is quite the character. You are quite right about Home shows although they always add too many "to do's" to my hubbie's honey do list. :)