I took the entire day off yesterday. That's unusual for me, but I received an invitation to a get together at Jan and Bill Mains wonderful place in Casa Grande. It's not often I get to say hello, so as long as I was here, I wasn't going to miss it.
It was a bit of a drive, 90 minutes or so, but so worth it for the friends and food. Jan said bring olives for haystacks. What the heck are haystacks? I had to look it up on the internet. Apparently when they were in Amish country, they ate where everyone took food from the table and stacked it all in a big pile on their plate, looking like the haystacks in their fields.
Sure enough, hamburger, rice, veggies, cheese, queso and everything else you could think of was piled high, followed by brownies and pineapple upside down cake. Haystacks of dessert sounded good to me, but I already ate too much of everything else.
After lunch we sat on the patio and watched the quail try to be brave enough to hit the feeder on the ground just a tad too close to those humans.
I'm sure no one would have minded pictures, but I kept my phone in my pocket until I went inside and asked Bill for a tour of his kachina dolls. Jan's dad and he made every one of probably 30 (maybe more) kachinas sitting on the top walls in the house.
The details are amazing!!! Of course I was just as fascinated with all the handcuffs, spurs, gun belts and mostly, the furniture!! Jan has a knack for cowboy/western decorating, that's for sure.
The kachinas were hand carved from blocks of wood. Bill says there's something in that block that wants to come and visit me. I should give it a try. I quote Patty .... "I was thinking you needed another hobby!"