Good Afternoon,

What a beautiful afternoon in Spring! We have clear blue skies, fluffy, flat bottomed, white clouds.

When I look out towards the horizon it looks like the clouds are close beside each other. I don’t think they are because right above us there is ample room for the sun to shine its warm rays down on us. Although it feels more like March than May for the wind is quite cool. It is 54° at 2:30 PM and rather breezy.

One morning last week just before and as the sun came up, I looked out the window toward the east. There was an amazingly beautiful, silvery sheen across the hayfield. Does anyone want to guess what the reason was?

Gardening has been put on hold since it is so cold plus too wet to get into it. On Sunday it rained all day until after 5:00 PM. Asparagus and Rhubarb are ready to pick.

This is the week for the church ladies to have their monthly sewing day.

Upcoming Events at Mt. Hope:
• May 28th: Memorial Trotting Sale
• June 5th: Kidney Fund Benefit Sale
• June 10th: Summer Carriage & Pony Sale
• June 11th: Summer Draft Horse Sale

Hummingbirds and Orioles are back and visit the feeders. Now is the time for songbird migration and lots of people travel to the shores of Lake Erie to see how many they can find.

Here is a recipe for Rhubarb Pie:
• 1½ cups Sugar
• 3 cups Rhubarb
• 2 Tbsp. Flour
• 2 Eggs.
-Cut up Rhubarb. Mix with sugar and flour, beat eggs and add to rhubarb. Spread into a 9” pie shells

• ½ cup flour
• ½ cup brown sugar
• ½ cup oatmeal
• ¼ cup butter.
-Mix flour, sugar, oatmeal and butter until crumbly. Sprinkle over top if rhubarb. Bake at 425° for 10 minutes, then at 300° for 30 minutes or until desired brownness. (Taken from the Walnut Creek Valley Cookbook.)

Psalm 28:7 “The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in Him, and I am helped: therefore, my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise Him.”

Have a good month,

PS The silvery sheen was made by the morning light shining through thousands of transparent balls of the seed heads of the mighty dandelion.