Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Spring Day on Gateway Trail

Haggis, Nips & Tatties: food of shepherds in the hills of Scotland.
(Sausage, of sorts, turnips/rutabaga, potatoes)
Haggis was in the meat counter at Seward Co-op... intended as an Easter treat perhaps?
And the sauce poured over? Southern Comfort (recipe said whiskey), cream & honey.

First trip of the season to the Gateway, a trail built on a railroad right-of-way between St. Paul and Pine Point Park 18 miles to the northeast.
This patch of snow was the only one we saw today. Happy Spring?! Well, until it snows. Just four miles... but 50 degrees and great to be out.

Sweet Pea spotted a new cat. I think we interrupted this furry hunter.

Only one horse on the horse trail that parallels the blacktop trail...

And back home, a have-it-your-way make-it-yourself organic lunch.


Beth said...

Great to see the trail is clear. I hope we don't get any more snow!

Backofpack said...

Haggis? Are you kidding? That was very brave of you!

Glad to see a bit of spring on your trail - we're seeing it here to, but mostly in the liquid form. I'm ready for some sun! Looking forward to some slightly warmer, dryer days.

Sunshine said...

Hey Wow! Somebody knows what haggis really is!! (Don is Scottish, so I had to get some...)
We hadn't had it since we were in Scotland in '75 .. and we can probably wait a while to have it again!! The Southern Comfort sauce was tasty, though.

Nancy said...

Beautiful. Also makes me want to go back to Scotland :D

rocketpants said...

Glad that spring has started to come to all of you who have to endure winter! Looks like a great time to be out.

ShirleyPerly said...

50 degrees!! You must be quick with the camera. That photo of the cat is a great. Usually by the time I get mine out, animals have long gone.