Wow, how time flies sometimes. I had been putting off writing this blog entry for a bit because I was not really sure I wanted to write it. Fundamentally, I suppose, by it to words it confirms what I likely already know in my head, if that makes sense to anyone. To explain, I guess I have to back up a little bit for those folks that do not already know me. One of my big hobbies over the last ten or more years has been doing things with horses. That includes anything from light trail riding, breeding some when I had the full farm, lots of training (both them and myself), and of course doing medieval things for show and pleasure. By medieval things I mean anything from a light demo in costume of what squires did to train up to full tilt jousting. The question I have now is can I still do any of this and if so, what parts?
“There is a valley in New York. And a river runs through it. And Henry Hudson first discovered it.” So starts a show, recorded a show from PBS that broadcast on KET over the weekend called New York Wine & Table. I admit to recording the oddest thing that catches my interest on occasion, but the description of “specialty growers revitalize farming and wine making in the Hudson River Valley, with blackcurrant wine, apple vodka, and apple cider” appealed to me on some level. I suppose the combination of farming and wine making were the two things that really caught my attention, as I am passionate about both of those. Of course I also thought my trip to upstate New York several years ago was beautiful and I was a little curious about apple vodka as well. I find myself fairly awake this evening and after watching a documentary of Chris McCandless I was feeling more alive then usual and thought I would watch that video while I wrote a blog about something else.
What are my top ten moments and/or experiences for the year of 2009? Here they are in the list, hopefully I have even gotten them in order counting them down from ten to the number one best thing to have occurred this year. Enjoy my thoughts and such…
I had the time and met a friend in the Cincinnati area a few weeks ago with a plan to head on up to the Art Museum. It was a fabulous plan and well worth the short trip from down here in central Kentucky if you at all appreciate art. Cost for most of the exhibit is free by the way, though there is a parking fee.
The medieval world was full of color and brightness despite how it is often portrayed in the movies and such.
Not for everyone, but for those that have a clue, a random rush to get ready for Pennsic trip on the morrow.