Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Sisters who can cook, friends and divine music

- Sisters who can cook converged for a weekend of making pretty good food. This was the beginnings of the pesto that became a challenge because of that aging blender, but we figured it out.

- A donkey and his friend wander about in a field near my sister's house within the Nantahala National Forest in western North Carolina. These two were always together every time we passed that way.

- A group called "The Dismembered Tennesseans" sing and play at the John C. Campbell Folk School, with the mountain range in the background. I ask my mother on the phone what that name means to her and she says, "They've lost limbs?" My thought exactly! But it just means that of a group that has been together since the 1940s, members have gone and new ones came in. The fiddler on the left is retired from the group, but made an appearance this night. And their music was divine.


Granny Annie said...

Sister food...Um, um good.

Both animals are protectors and perhaps their herds have gone and they are left only to protect each other.

Reading the title of the band I immediately glanced at the photo to see what limbs they were missing. LOL

Louvregirl said...

Lynn~ We had a group advertised (somewhere here) called "The Good For Nothing Son-in-Law's!!! I think that those poor animals are confused; how sad but kinda cute, too. I think that particular farm needs one more donkey and one more sheep (is that what that was??!)

Fireblossom said...

Aw, how cute is that, about the donkey and sheep pals?

Sings: And it's so nice to be with you, I love all the things you say and do...

happygirl said...

Love animal pals. LOVE pesto. LOVE folk music. Watched A Mighty Wind the other night. :)

TALON said...

Looks (and sounds) like a perfect getaway, Lynn. I'm laughing at the "dismembered" :)

Lynn said...

Granny Annie -

Between the three of us - we could cook for royalty. We had some good things to eat. :)

The day I left, they were standing in the field leaning against each other. Sweet.

I know! We were a little late and missed the first 10 minutes - I hate that. The woman had a lovely clear voice. Their music was wonderful.

lg -

The Good For Nothing Son in Laws - how funny!

I think that is a sheep - it looks sheared, doesn't it?

FB -

Thank you - I like that you sing that. :)

happygirl -

A Mighty Wind is a great movie. :)

Talon -

It was perfect. :)

Sara said...

It sounds like you had a good time with the sisters. Good for you:~)

I also liked the donkey and the sheep. They look like friends for life!

I'm glad you enjoyed your getaway:~)

Riot Kitty said...

I was wondering about the dismemberment - good to know it's not real :)

Jannie Funster said...

Ahhh, those pastured best friends are So cute! Who knows where we can find a good buddy?

Dismembered, lol. I was with your mom on my initial assumption!

And guess what? I ate a whole tomato yesterday as a snack. No pesto tho, not the world's biggest fan, but Kelly and Jim make up for me on that.


Ileana said...

That donkey and friend look characters (with speaking parts) in a kids' movie. :)

Love to know what's in that pesto sauce. I made it once and it basil and what, parmesan??

G. B. Miller said...

So this begs the all burning question: Who's the better cook?

Lynn said...

Sara -

My sisters are like friends, too - and fortunately we're like the donkey and sheep - friends for life.

Riot Kitty -

Isn't that a crazy name? They had several CDs.

Jannie -

Aren't they? And I love fresh tomatoes, too. But you knew that. :)


Ily -

They do kind of look like that. And pesto - basil, yes, and we put walnuts instead of pine nuts, freshly grated parmesan and garlic. Yum.

G -

Hands down, my older sister. She has a touch with food. My younger sister and I are good cooks, but we are recipe followers. My older sister can take a recipe and improve it - she has that kind of vision.

Snaggle Tooth said...

I have my Mom's old blender, which looks just like that! Hope the pesto was yummy. Hey- they aren't confused, they're herding species. a herdmate is a herdmate, no matter if burro, ewe, or goat. Love old band get togethers- you never forget how to jam together! Wish I was hearing it- Lobe bluegrass. Odd name alright! They should work on a better one-
Takes a brave person to bend a recipe.

Lynn said...

Snaggle -

I think it's so cool that you are a musician - I wish you had time to play more and jam with people.