Saturday, October 10, 2015

Friday in Mart, Texas - Catfish Lunch and Waco Winery and Vineyard!

It's the weekend everywhere - even in Mart and down on the ranch!
We are enjoying the slower pace here! Mornings are spent sipping coffee before we head down to let the goats out and feed the chickens. I was rewarded with another egg - this one was a pale blue!

Can you tell which one is the freshly laid egg?
The dark orange yolk on the left!
I fried up bacon and eggs paired with biscuits and gravy for breakfast!

After breakfast and chores we decided to go back to bed for a late morning nap!
I think our city bones were really tired! We have been sleeping a lot since we've been here!

We went to 'town' this afternoon in Mart! Population is about 2,500.
As small as this place is - you can find some really great places to shop and eat!
The Catfish Hut sits just as you come into town - and is across from the ever popular Dollar Store where we shop - a LOT!

Oh, my GOODNESS! This was so GOOD!
The owner sat and talked to us after we finished eating.
He grew up in Mart, left as soon as he turned 18 and has now returned in his older age.
This was some seriously delicious catfish!

I like the looks of small towns.

There's a touch of sadness here.
This vacant lot is right next to the Catfish Hut.

Today was cloudy and looked as if there could possibly be a bit of rain.
I took this pic as we were going into Reed's Grocery on Texas Dr. Alas, our grandson felt only ONE drop of rain! Only ONE!

We arrived back at the ranch with full stomachs and sleepy eyes so an afternoon nap was in order!

I slept in the girl bunk and Louis Dean dozed on the couch while our grandson was down at the house. I barely woke up in time to see the sunset.

Our Friday night entertainment was the Waco Winery and Vineyards!

Good music!!
Artist Dennis Phelps - The Piano Man!

Good wine! Tonight we all shared a bottle of Riesling!

We love this winery!!

It was a happy Friday night!

Capturing the moments!

I bought a bottle of the Mulsum which is a blend of white wine and honey in the same proportions as it was served during the reigns of Julius Caesar and Marc Anthony.
I buy a bottle every year to serve at my Christmas Tea.

We are back at the ranch now. Louis Dean has been out on the deck playing his guitar while I've been writing. The wind picked up and I had to help him roll up the awning and put things away just in case it does rain! I guess we have milked this Friday for all that it's worth!!!

My Facebook friend, Jacquelyn, shared this Texas photo on my page this evening and I just love it!
Good night, folks!


Linda said...

Linda, I guessed correctly on the freshly laid egg! Even though I have never had one myself I immediately noticed the yolk was much brighter! Your photos are lovely, as always. :)

Jutta said...

The population is the same in your village than ours in Sulkava where out island belongs to. :) But no such a great food available there!

NanaDiana said...

I always love your posts, Linda. They are full of "real" life and not staged and filtered. I am glad you have such fun with everything you and hubby do. You are blessed. xo Diana

Arlene @Nanaland said...

That is interesting about the honey wine...I just read that a honeymoon is named that because the first month after a couple was married the father in law had to supply the honey mead to the couple for a it was called a honey moon. I like little facts like I did not check it against Snopes so that could be know everything you read on the internet is true.:) Looks like a fun time for up!

Stacey said...

You're so cute!!

I think I need some bacon and eggs now.

Sandra said...

i was shocked to see a photo of the word Texas on your post. brahaha on that one. you always have so much fun in the country.. a little jealous. mother and daddy would love that catfish dinner. i don't eat catfish but would love all the sides..

Susie said...

Linda, This post makes me think this is what retirement was to be. :):) Just a slower pace and enjoying yourselves. Glad to see LD strumming his guitar.. Have fun be safe. love you two, Susie

Changes in the wind said...

Love the picture of you taking a picture of Louis Dean:) That music was mighty fine and especially to drink wine to.

Deanna Rabe - Creekside Cottage Blog said...

We have chickens so I knew exactly which was the fresh egg. The color of the yolks have to do with what breed they are and what they eat. Most of ours are dark orange yolks. The commercial egg producers use breeds that have that pale yellow yolk.

You are having a great time on the ranch!


Debbie said...

I love fresh eggs but rarely get them from a neighbor!! I love your smile and that you are always so happy!! Have a great weekend!!

Kelly said...

Your time at the ranch sounds wonderful! I hope that me and my husband will have a good life in retirement like you two do! Your breakfast sounded yummy! I haven't had biscuits and gravy in such a long time. My neighbor has a couple of chickens and gave us some fresh laid eggs but I didn't notice their yolk being brighter. You can definitely tell yours did! The catfish lunch y'all had looked good too. You two eat well! Love reading about your days on the ranch.

Angie said...

You made me hungry! I don't know if I want breakfast or catfish now!!!!
Looks like you all are enjoying your stay. Naps are good! Get in as many of them as you can!

Carla said...

First off let me say I love that Texas picture. Looks like another paint project for you. ;o) That sky picture was beautiful. and the food looks tasty. Might have to make a drive to Mart one day especially after we get to the farm. LD is so good about the picture taking. Waco is only 78 miles away from the farm so Mart shouldn't be that far away. One day