Lincoln Nebraska Sunken Gardens and Zoo

Recent trip to Lincoln, Nebraska with our grandchildren.  We loved the Sunken Gardens and the Lincoln Zoo.  Here are a few pics.

...and the zoo

A Fall Road Trip 2016

The corn is picked.  The field lies dormant.
roadside beauty
Still a lot of green.
cows on a mission
understated beauty
Entering Nashville, Indiana in Brown County
on the road again
in Brown County State Park
real color!
pretty flowers - and a bee
a walk in the woods...and we found somebody's home
a roadside pumpkin patch

so peaceful
another roadside pumpkin patch
When I spied this, I yelled, "Oliver!" and it put a smile on our faces.
A great day :)

Chicken Pie Makin'

A gang of ladies met at Old Capitol UMC for three mornings in early October to make chicken pies for our annual Veteran's Day Dinner.  Edith Davis led our team and did a lot of pre-prep to get us ready to roll each morning.  Also, Joey Rosbottom cooked the chickens early each morning and had them cooled and ready for us at 8am daily.
We donned our caps and gloves each morn and prayed together.
Chicken pickin' is a natural art.

Two Connie's and Edith working on the gravy....Edith's secret recipe.
Carol cooling the chicken and gravy mixtures...requires a lot of ice and a lot of stirring!
Barbara and Pat rolling out the dough...definitely an art to that!
Barbara filling and covering a pie.  Each pie gets one whole chicken.

Yours truly crimping a pie and cutting "chicken tracks" on top to let out the steam :)
A finished pie ready for bagging and the freezer.  We made 120 pies over 3 mornings.  Lots of work...lots of fun.
Come join us November 5th for the Veteran's Day Dinner and church Bazaar.