I'm still perplexed by conflicting weather reports: Weather.com for my area says "snow showers, possible 1 to 3 inches". The TV weatherguessers are saying, "Get out your shovels; we're likely to have three to six inches of snow." Sheesh.
I got a call from Libby's trainer. Sammie said my filly is coming along nicely and only needs to learn a few manners. She wants to keep her an extra week (no extra charge) in order to work her in the outdoor round pen. Sometimes, she told me, a horse behaves differently out in the big wide outdoors than it does inside; it's been too icy lately to work her outside. Libby has had the luxury of being stalled during all this ice-and-snow stuff. She must think she's very special! I'd love to go visit her, but since her trainer goes to school by day and Cliff works by night, that isn't possible. And this weekend is looking more and more full.
Cliff's brother Don and his best buddy (no, not his wife) are coming Saturday and spending Saturday night. This means that while I'm preparing Sunday stuff, I'll also be feeding people meals on the preceding day. Potato soup sounds pretty easy; that'll likely be Saturday's fare. If there's hog-butchering going on Sunday, the fellow-butcherers (is that a word?) will be invited to eat dinner with us. My knee, by the way, is doing well. I'm sure it'll hold up.
Floyd "Red Crow" Westerman died yesterday. I realize most people probably don't even know who he was, but his music is a big part of my times at the cabin, where I love to "keep things Indian". Monica and Natalie often asked me to play my Indian music when I was at the cabin with them. Floyd will still be singing at my cabin, as long as I'm able to walk back there.
If you're a movie fan, you've seen him at some time or other. Some of the movies he appeared in are: "Dances With Wolves"; "Hildago"; and "Poltergeist". He also appeared on many TV shows: "Rosanne", "Dharma and Greg", "Walker, Texas Ranger", "Northern Exposure", and many more.
I appreciate him most for his songwriting. What I didn't know is that he was also an artist, and it appears as though he was a darned talented one in this Youtube interview: