Saturday, April 29, 2006
Well will you look at her. Shy Anne has agreed to play the Ottawa Blues Fest. Perhaps this explains why none of us have heard of the festival before. Seems that the very Tony Tory broad(not in mind)sheet has placed SA on the front.
Our aging disco diva, with that youth defying appearance, graces the front page of the Ottawa Sit. Not only is she featured on the front, but is interviewed in the "too posh to push piece," seems yesterday's mega star Shy Anne started this refusal to push movement with the arrival of her own little gift from heaven some time ago.
That said, look at the absolutely awful purse Shy Anne is brandishing in the photo, has she gone country. Is this where disco duck meets Buck Owens? Loretta Lynn meets Janis Joplin?
Rumour has it that Shy Anne's new beau is in lust with George Strait and the disco diva has been trying to get a back stage pass to introduce her manboy to the straight one himself. Trouble is George won’t return her calls since he saw that Ottawa Sit photo, seems the purse was a gift from George to a former wife. It was stolen during Shy Anne's last visit to the Hee Haw set in 1987. Shy Anne is maintaining it came from the opportunity shop located in rural Ontario.
More on this and the explosive demands being made in a rider to her contract, Shy Anne expects at least a double wide dressing room, a pre-oiled saddle, stirrups in place and much, much more....
You can get this hot gossip only at Amber Fox... ok maybe a little gin and tonic would help us both, if you would be so kind to help a girl in need...
Thursday, April 27, 2006
This morning in the trek from the Tower to the Erection, this four footed hoofter was waiting to welcome both the morning sunrise and me!
Looking back at the Tower the Sun was on the way up and up, look way up! There, it's a friendly place...
Wednesday, April 26, 2006
"I scream, you scream, we all scream for Ice Cream!"
Yes bring it on, to the Land.
It's here folks , the new propane fridge, we have the latest photo's from Aka AMBER FOX tonight. Arriving just minutes ago is the new propane fridge. Chip and boy Ricky try it out prior to moving it to the erection.
As is the custom here at AMBER FOX, the fridge does require a new door and some minor repair work. I am sure it will be working by next year!!!
Note the propane tank hook up. We had to use some duct tape, it works!!
See the insulation, this is first class and as Faeries here, we know all about being first class!
Disclaimer: Ok, we are pulling your leg a bit here, Claude really does have a line on a new fridge for us, we look forward to its arrival soon!!!
Here is the finished piece!
Tuesday, April 25, 2006
Much to catch up with the last gatherette here at aka Amber Fox. Here you find a group effort, painting of eggs.
A variety of painting techniques were developed and utilised. And of course a little glitter and wax always comes in handy.
Thanks John for photo of paint.
Sunday, April 23, 2006
Not gettting you Amber Fox pick-me-ups lately, We must apologise but with good reason, we have been unable to get here to do this.
You see for 40 hours and then some, it has been raining.
Not your lil tiny rain drops that BJ Thomas, that famous musical Faerie sings about, no, more like the stuff that Noah faced...
We have rain and more rain here, luckily like Noah, we did have some warning of the soon to arrive showers from above.
Land beHolder Ken had sent us on a mission that proved prophetic in nature and reality. Rain barrels he said, not just one or two but five. You see we choose carefully those barrels to come to AKA Amber Fox, to catch our precious fluids...
The rain is welcome, things seem a little dry, not much snow this year, so chances of a dry year look good or bad, depending on your outlook.
Dry years can bring water shortages, fire and more eyecandy to look at.
Wet years bring showers, little worry about wild fires and yes, little eye candy outside, though I am sure the Summer Know Talent show will make up for all that.
So with new barrels in place we have been planting with confidence,onions, garlic, roses, weeping willows, apple trees,and asparagus, trusting we will have rain water to feed them all, should it be one of those hot eye candy years!
The final evening of the gatherette this Eastre revoloved around the ceremony painstakingly put together by Shimmer after Mike( I know who is Mike?), John and Boy Ricky built the stage, along with Geneva, who so kindly supplied the corn chips ...
The ceremony went off well. Supposedly set in a Motel 6, (you have been there), provides a lesson on smoking in a Motel 6 and what happens if you do.
Oh yeah, we also had some kind words sent on our behalf by Shimmer to the deep space, the vacum that is life, unto Eastre, expressing our collective thanks for being able to convene here once again, on the land, to be together, to rejoice in the sap cum maple syrup, and mostly to have Shimmer's Cake again.
Notice some magick of some kind was happening. Geneva is in this pic with me, but look, not a bit of her caught on film, now that is weird right? Or is that just her?
We have Shimmer's amazing cake recipe, simply put, its a cake Martha Stewart would die for, Shy Anne would delay her latest tour, John would embark on a treacherous ride in the back of a TJ for such an opportunity to savour this delight, Tommy would chatter away at HowieSue and Boy Ricky would remove his thumb. Of course Claude seems to get to savour it when he likes... David and Mike (who is Mike and the David guy is...?), they liked it alot, right? Geneva of course was eating and could not provide any verbal feedback.
Here it is as promised, allbeit a little late, just know you will enjoy it that much more.
Black Magick Cake
2 c sugar
1 ¾ c cake or all-purpose flour
3/4 c cocoa (or use baking chocolate)
2 t baking soda
1 t baking powder
1 t salt
1 c sour cream
1 c strong black coffee
½ c butter (one stick)
1 t vanilla extract
1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease & flour one 13 x 9 x 2 in. baking pan.
2. Stir together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt in large bowl. Add eggs, sour cream, coffee, butter and vanilla. Beat till batter is thin and smooth. Pour batter evenly
3. Bake 35 to 40 min. or until wooden thingie inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 min. Remove from Pan to wire rack. Cool completely. Frost (see below).
1 stick butter
2/3 c cocoa (or equivalent baking choco)
3 c powdered sugar
1/3 c milk
1 t vanilla extract
Melt butter. Stir in cocoa. Alternately add powdered sugar (it's much smoother if you sift the sugar in with a sifter) and milk, beating to spreading consistency. Add small amount additional milk, if needed. Stir in vanilla. about 2 c frosting. (Faeries will eat any left over)
Wednesday, April 19, 2006
Tuesday, April 18, 2006
He found us at Amber Fox, All that worry for naught. EB found me and Amber Foxian faeries this weekend. Okay I should have asked EB about the outfit he had choosen for occasion.The lil bunny outfit did come with a tail and due to the “G” rating of this blog so far, we won’t show you that.
EB left chocolate goodies, loonies and toonies for distribution. Included was a rather risque card for free movies for one needy faerie.
7 was the lucky number and young John took home a password for 30 minutes of movies involving bunnies doing the full monty!
Our final gatherette meal was a shimmering success, a lasgana that demanded seconds, sloopy or not, be had. It was that good. Of course our Chef (ess?) started the day with all the elan of a horny rabbit, fresh from the bunk house, there could be no denying she had been had.
Sunday, April 16, 2006
does it take to change
the propane tank at the Erection?
As many as can fit in the picture!
Look at Shimmer cook! He's good at cooking!
Cook, Shimmer, Cook!
All these faeries are good at cooking, so we're eating well.
But what about Geneva? What's he good at doing?
The land was toured, the progress of ongoing projects inspected and admired. And then all the faeries got to the important stuff: Eating!
until the plate was licked clean!
Old friends and new burned logs at the Erection and enjoyed the fellowship in the bright warm sun.
Who could know what adventures would ensue. Stay tuned. The gatherette will be blogged!
(P.S. That is if blogger will cooperate. Doing a blog on a noisy telephone line modem isn't very reliable, or fast, or easy, or timely. That's why this blog is "almost live" two days late!)