Valentine’s Goodies

Valentine’s Goodies

Time to start thinking about Valentine’s Day goodies.   Lyra’s busy in the kitchen, but asked me to post to remind you!   This is a Public Service Announcement so that you can take care of all your Valentines with the sweets they most like….because supplies are limited. Some of the possibilities are….. Pink Velvet Cake Pops, Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies, Red Iced Sugar Cookies (above), Double Stacked Sugar Cookies (above), Sugar Sprinkled Sugar Cookies (above), Chocolate Covered Strawberries (above), AND Chocolate Covered Bacon (above).  You can bring in a basket for us to fill, have us fill a Lil’s box for your office staff or sweetie, and we’ve even done full meal baskets…the possibilities are endless, but all are delicious. Call 859-987-1515 to reserve your favorite items...
Take Charge Indy colt

Take Charge Indy colt

All American Star is a mom for the first time and she loves it.  She made us all wait a few extra weeks, but finally at 7:00 am on Thursday, she gave birth to a 110 lb colt by Take Charge Indy.  He is a dark bay with two socks on his back legs. When you have a maiden mare you never know exactly how they will take to being a mama.  Will they love on their foal immediately or look at it and wonder, what is that.  Will they let the foal nurse or ask you to please give that thing a bottle so it will leave her alone. Well American Star loved on her colt immediately, giving him lots of love and after a little, while the colt making no move to stand up, she backed up a little and started eating hay and just watched him lovingly. Well, I wish I had a video going because the colt laying there whinnied really loud  (another one of those cute things foals do!) and the mare was so startled, I think all four hooves came off the ground.  It was like she knew he was there but had no idea he could make such a noise.  Well, she must have liked what he said because she began nuzzling him and shortly after he stood up on the first try and was strong enough to nurse and then stayed up investigating his new surrounds. Mom and baby are doing great. I will get a video of him running around tomorrow....
The Local Traveler at Lil’s Coffee House

The Local Traveler at Lil’s Coffee House

Monday was a crazy but fun day at Lil’s.  Amy Hess was there filming a program for the show The Local Traveler.  The program will show how two local businesses, Lil’s and CaffeMarco, share a love for Downtown Paris and a hot cup of great coffee. I’m not an actress so having someone interview me made me nervous, but Amy was so professional that she helped put me at ease.  She does a great job.  Once I started talking about Lil (my mom who the shop is named after), my menu, the locals who come in on a regular basis and out-of-towners who come in to visit and leave feeling like family…she couldn’t stop me. Speaking of our menu, Lil’s Coffee House is known for our homemade soups, quiche and pies.  I have found the people in Kentucky LOVE their pies.  The favorite pies seem to be chocolate, coconut cream, cherry and apple.  But we seem to empty the pie pans no matter what that day’s pie might be. Our signature cookie is a Potato Chip Cookie and most agree, “You can’t eat just one”.  🙂 And right now I need to go to the kitchen and start planning our Valentines goodies.  Back by popular demand will be chocolate covered strawberries and chocolate covered...
Baby Diva

Baby Diva

Our first foal of 2015 at Rosecrest Farm is a beautiful filly.  She weighed in at 120lbs and is a dark bay with a white star.  Her dam Empire Diva was kind to the foaling team and did not wait until the wee hours of the morning but delivered at 8:00 pm.  Baby Diva is by Scat Daddy and loves all the attention she is getting.  She is owned by WC Racing and is looking forward to meeting them when they come in from California sometime this spring. As with most foals, she loves to see how high she can jump while being led out to the paddock with mom.  If you have not seen a foal jump, it’s one of the cute things foals do.  It’s not rearing up on their back legs… it’s all four feet go off the ground at the same time.  It may only be about 2 inches off the ground but they think they are quite special when they do it. The B&B guests were very happy that we had at least one baby for them to see.  The guests checking in tomorrow will have at least two babies to see but that’s another story.  🙂...
Sweet Halory

Sweet Halory

Where do I start? Do I tell you who I was in Cincinnati before moving to Paris, Ky or do I start with buying the farm 10 yrs ago or 4 yrs ago when I opened the B&B or 3 1/2 yrs ago when I opened Lil’s Coffee House and started serving Lil’s Bourbon blend coffee. It all boggles my mind, so let me start with this morning.  At 8:00 am I went to the barn to say goodbye to Sweet Halory. She is on her way to S. Carolina where she will continue her training at The Webb Carroll Training Center.  But let me back up to tell you how we came to own this beautiful filly.  November 2013 we bought her to be a pasture mate to Miss Noble Rose, our homebred filly.  My husband Chuck, picked her from the many weanlings partly because she was a good looking physical but also because of her pedigree. Her dam, Brushed Halory, was a blacktype winner and her granddam was Halory a very successful dam.  Some of you may be thinking what is a blacktype winner and what makes a successful dam – Well, that’s a story for another time. Chuck brought this filly home with the plan to sell her as a yearling the next year.  He keeps reminding me this is a business and not just a beautiful horse farm.  Well, 8 months later she had developed into a beautiful yearling, so guess what  – I didn’t want to sell her.  Chuck reminded me that for all the reasons I wanted to keep her others would want...