Time For Others: On Monday and Tuesday I made and mailed nineteen Easter cards.
I ran out of bunnies and switched to chicks on Tuesday. Here's a sample.
Tidbits: Our weather turned cold enough that I used the fireplace one day. I was so shocked, I made a note of it and took a photo for future reference.
Saturday was warm enough to get back to the yard. And then rain, clouds and cold for Easter. We went to Keeter Center at College of the Ozarks. The students work their way through and leave with no student debt. They raise the food, animal and vegetable, they have a dairy (even make ice cream), run the hotel and restaurant, cook the food, serve the food, and do the dishes. They also have a mill, green houses, and museums. They even have a child care center and have recently started a high school on campus. The grounds are beautifully kept.
The court house at Forsyth, Missouri, was blown up by the Union during the Civil War, so the stones were carted over to Hollister to build the chapel.
Stained glass windows surround the main area, ten in all.
Faith, Patriotism, and Hard Work seem to be the foundation of the college. They even call it Hard Work U.
The memorial is for all the Missouri servicemen and women who died in the Viet Nam war.
There are always flowers, and swans are nesting in the little house in the lake.
The campus borders the lake.
And then it was Tasting. The buffet tables were beautiful.
There was a breakfast buffet table plus an omelet bar. A pasta station. A chef's station with salmon, chicken, veggies and sides, plus carving stations for ham and prime rib. I especially liked the look of the peeled shrimp and oysters on the half shell table.
I loved the cheese and salad tables with carved watermelons and flowers made from thinly sliced turnips dyed with food coloring.
They saved the best for last. Oh, the desserts!
The last time we were here for Easter, we sat outside with this wonderful view, but today was too cold and dreary.
Next week is supposed to be spring-like, so it will be back to Things That Grow - weeds.
Tidbit: Friend Joey and her sister, my Friend Kathy, and their two cousins Billie (girl) and Larry and their spouses celebrate their birthdays together. So all eight go out to dinner and then to one of their homes for cake and coffee. Joey made this beautiful cake and table for Billie and I just had to show you because they're so beautiful.
One last Tidbit: Next Friday is April Fool's Day, so we should make a fool. I'll probably make cherry or blueberry. Just Google "blueberry fool" and you'll get plenty of links. It's really just a fruit puree and whipped cream swirled together, but I've never made one, so now's the time.
In the meantime, let's collectively think SPRING!!! We've had enough dreariness.
HAPPY APRIL FOOL'S DAY