|You can tell a great cook by the way she stocks her pantry.|
Oh, it's the cutest little place, even if it is in the middle of nowhere. Home to a remote Wild Mustang Sanctuary ~ a bucket list item, a place I'd always wanted to visit..
|Bustling about her cozy kitchen.|
|October garden, alive with bright color|
That's not like me. Oh, stalking horses, yeah, for sure. But showing up empty handed? At the very least, I'll be sporting a bouquet of flowers. (Gloria ~ if you're reading this, they are on their way. Making amends albeit a day late, and a buck short. :)
|She's still got roses blooming!|
Last year, was my 'sick year' in that I came down with two bouts of illness that really knocked me for a loop. Both times Gloria provided some wise advice that put me on the road to recovery.
|Fishies in this pond are freezin' their little fins off!|
So, it was quite a treat to get a real world tour of her backyard.
She kept apologizing that the garden was 'done blooming.' I couldn't get over how much color she had this late in October!
When the sun set, and the autumn air grew chilly, we headed into her charming kitchen for a home-cooked meal.
Where we noshed on heirloom tomatoes and the BIG BEET, which took center stage. It's as big as a dinner plate! Or, it was... rest assured, we made short work of that homegrown beauty.
|The BIG Beet was as large as a melon.|
* Click here to visit Gloria's spectacular Dakota Garden.