Sunday, September 25, 2016

Saturday, September 24, 2016

National Public Lands Day

 The entrance of the Pinecraft Park

 I counted about 30 vehicles. 


 The lady on the right was in charge of the food and drink, so she worked close by in case  other workers had questions. 

 Ray, the park ranger took care of the garbage bags as they came out of the woods. Their job today was cleaning up the wooded area, especially going after the invasive Air Potato vines, and other dead branches etc.

All told they bagged about 500 pounds of vines and whatever else they picked up. 

Friday, September 23, 2016

Good Food in Sarasota

The last four years or so I have a keen interest in food, in tasting food and in vegetarian/vegan food. Today I realized it was Nancy Ebersol Good that introduced me to good, tasty food and Janet Oberholter to vegetarian food that tastes  good and is also nourishing. 

With Nancy here all summer I have been eating out quite a bit, simply for the sake of tasting food, of feeling the atmosphere, getting to personally know the owners. 

(Photo credit goes to Nancy.)
Today was my second time at Goodfellas Cafe & Winery on Clark Road. I think about two weeks ago I was in here with my brother Eli and his wife Bonnie. That time we talked wine and fine Italian Food with the owner and I promised to bring him a sampling of  my wine, especially the Amish Red Beet wine. Today was that day. We traded wine. Tonight after hours, he is dining on my wine. 

 Nancy and I ordered food like we normally do, each one of chooses what we want and then we share and take the left-overs home for later. Nancy chose a personal pizza and a pasta dish.

 I chose a Roast Beef sandwich,
 Which I soaked in gravy with lots of garlic and other Italian seasonings. 

This photo from Nancy's camera pretty well shows the whole spread. 

We also stopped at the Buttermilk Handcrafted Foods to get some dessert we split up at home. 

Thursday, September 22, 2016

The Love Scratch

Goldie get the Head Scratch tonight. It is basically a love scratch between the two. Erma is dog sitting and I will miss Goldie when she goes back to her owners. This is the first time around that she comes to me for a bit of petting, She doesn't want much but just enough to know I take notice of her.  

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Fast Food by Glen Yoder and Family

 Get Breakfast and Lunch at the corner of Bahia Vista and Beneva at the Marathon Gas Station. Their first day was September 13, 2016. 

The girls putting up the lunch menu.

 Take your pick of mustard and whatever else.

Glen and Nancy visiting.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

A Taste of Snowbird Season

  Lapp's Bike Shop is adding an addition to their storage shed out back.

 Olan bought a bigger motorized bike. It is called a Hefty Hauler. 

All four of these men have Geauga County roots, although three of them live local.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Barbara & Eli Smucker

They came in today to get their Florida home ready for this coming Snowbird season. I counted four couples and two sisters that came in today,because they wanted to come. Some of the couples are cleaning up and others have their own reasons to be here this week. It is that time of the year. I look forward to this coming season.