Saturday, July 9, 2011

merck and masala

My friends Jim and Wendy just left. In celebration of my birthday they brought me a huge Indian buffet, beer, and a sheet cake with the cover of Barnheart on it. We ate, talked books, houses, horses and music and after our stomachs were full Jimmy taught me Ash Grove on the fiddle and Wendy soaked up the music. It was fantastic. The perfect way to end my last day of my 28th year.

I'll post a proper account of my day at Merck Forest's Sheepdog Trials soon, but tonight I will just be posting this video of the country this sporting event resides in. High up in Rupert, Vermont is the site of this contest. And before the horses were out or the place was packed with families and spectators, there was just that vista. The camera does not do it justice. You stand there and only see mountains and forget things like plastic and Velcro exist.

25 Comments:

Blogger Diane said...

Happy, happy Birthday!!! So glad you enjoyed your day! Btw,I also LOVE Indian food!

July 9, 2011 at 10:08 PM  
Blogger jim said...

happy birthday. ANOTHER YEAR GONE BY AND WHAT AN EVENTFUL ONE- THIS ONE COMING WILL BE GREAT

July 9, 2011 at 10:41 PM  
Blogger Trekout2 said...

Happy Birthday....Really enjoy reading your blog everyday...Houston TX

July 9, 2011 at 11:02 PM  
Blogger TBQ said...

Happy birthday!! Thank you for sharing all of your adventures with us.

July 9, 2011 at 11:46 PM  
Blogger Shire's Mom said...

Happy Birthday!!!

July 10, 2011 at 1:12 AM  
OpenID Tami said...

Actually...it is the last day of your 29th year. We spend a whole year becoming an age, Like when we turn one at the end of the first year. You have now completed your 29th year and begun your 30th year. Happy Birthday!!

July 10, 2011 at 4:26 AM  
Blogger Gordy said...

Happy Birthday to you!!!!

July 10, 2011 at 5:35 AM  
Blogger Jan said...

Happy Birthday, Jenna. We met at Katz' house -- and my birthday is today. So we're cancer's together. Jan Pogue

July 10, 2011 at 7:06 AM  
Blogger daisy said...

Happy Birthday, Jenna!
We're so glad you were born...

July 10, 2011 at 7:31 AM  
Blogger sheila said...

Oh, to be 29 again
Anyway,
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

July 10, 2011 at 7:38 AM  
Blogger Jenna said...

Jan, me too! July 10th!

thank you all!

July 10, 2011 at 7:52 AM  
Blogger Debi said...

Happy Birthday Jenna!

July 10, 2011 at 10:14 AM  
Blogger Katou said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JENNA!

I wish you a calm, relaxing, peaceful day, all in slowness, with moments of pleasure and hapiness that drag on for hours...

And may the new year that is starting for you bring you the very best; you deserve it so much.

Have a really nice day!

July 10, 2011 at 10:42 AM  
Blogger Jeane said...

Happy Birthday Woman!

July 10, 2011 at 11:37 AM  
Blogger Odie Langley said...

Happy Birthday Jenna. You are awesome and I am so proud of what you have accomplished.

July 10, 2011 at 11:50 AM  
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July 10, 2011 at 11:58 AM  
Blogger Kirsten said...

I hope you have a lovely birthday celebrating your accomplishments and looking forward to another trip around the sun with the farm.

July 10, 2011 at 12:50 PM  
Blogger Helenistic said...

Happy Birthday, Jenna! Thanks for everything.

July 10, 2011 at 4:41 PM  
Blogger Rach Huddleston said...

Happy Birthday!

July 10, 2011 at 5:09 PM  
Blogger Joleen said...

Happy Birthday to you Jenna.

July 10, 2011 at 5:16 PM  
Blogger Glyndalyn said...

Yes, it does look like TN. I have heard that before. I live in rural TN and have visited VT several times. Happy birthday. Looking forward to a video of the dags herding sheep at the trial.

July 10, 2011 at 5:55 PM  
Blogger Carol said...

Happy Birthday to my favorite blogger! Hope you had a great day!

July 10, 2011 at 7:43 PM  
Blogger Kathleen said...

Happy Belated Birthday! I would've posted a birthday greeting this weekend, but processing 32 meat birds kept me pretty busy! Hope you had a great day, from way up here in NB Canada. :)

July 11, 2011 at 10:17 AM  
Blogger Ellen Rathbone said...

I thought those fields looked familiar! I was the education director for a while out at Merck Forest! They weren't doing sheep dog trials back then - but it is a good spot for them. Hooray!

July 11, 2011 at 1:37 PM  
Blogger jenomnibus said...

The happiest of birthdays Jenna!

July 11, 2011 at 2:07 PM  

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