This is the day the Lord as made; We will rejoice and be glad in it.
~ Psalm 118:24


Friday, October 31, 2014

Cows, a horse, and deer

Cow neighbors of Happy Trails
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It was a dark and cloudy morning as I head outside for my walk and the temperature was 42 degrees.  I first walked over to the post office to mail the letters I wrote yesterday.  Took a picture so you could see how dark it is at 6:35 in the morning.
Walked around town as usual and then went over to the Drane house to see the horses.  Two of them were out in the field munching on some grass but this one here was near the barn.  As I was walking down the hill she neighed at me and walked over to the fence.  When I got there I stopped to talk to her and give her a pet.  She was fatter than usual and I'm wondering if maybe I'll be seeing a little colt again some time. 
Didn't see any one at all outside this morning. 
As always I enjoyed my walk.
I walked 6.4 miles.
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Right after breakfast we went up to HT.  Mainly so I could take a look at the stairs Ken made out of stone leading from the road by the tractor barn up to the area we are clearing out for the cabin.  He used tree trunks for the hand railing.  I walked up and down the stairs quite a few times.  I think he did a fantastic job.  They are nice and sturdy.
We walked around the property edge making sure our no hunting posted signs were still there as there are hunters on the state land.  I have no problem with hunters, just don't want them hunting on HT.  I tell the deer to stay on HT land where they will be safe. : )  Here is one we saw today.
We were just at HT during the morning and were back home again in the afternoon.  I finished reading the book club book that I got from the library yesterday,  My Wish List by Gregoire Delacourt.  It was just a little book with only 163 pages.  I thought it was very good.  It's about a woman who is married, lives in a small town in France and wins the lottery.  She doesn't tell anyone and makes a list of all the things she could do with the money.  I thought it would be a happy fun little book but it is actually quite sad. 

Not a big fan of Halloween but I've got all the Halloween candy sitting in two baskets by the front door all ready for the trick-or-treaters.  All 250 pieces.  I wonder if there will be any left?

I think I'll go and start another book.
Hope your day is a happy one.
happyone  : )
I don't know that there are real ghosts and goblins,
but there are always more trick-or-treaters 
than neighborhood kids.
~ Robert Brault

Thursday, October 30, 2014

More books to read

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Got up an hour later than usual so got walking an hour later too.  Left at 7:30 just as it was starting to get light. It was 52 degrees and cloudy. Thought about walking the farm loop but would have had to walk up the hill with the school buses coming down and it's a narrow road with no sidewalks.  I have to be earlier or later still to avoid them.  So I had another walk all around town.

Before I left I told Ken to go ahead and eat breakfast without me because I'd be late, but he waited for me anyway. : )

Walked around the cemeteries again and took this picture of more recent gravestones of two people who died in motorcycle accidents. 
Walking past the church parking lot in town I watched a strange happening.  A white SUV turned into the parking lot and did about 20 fast tight circles leaving a bit of his tires on the pavement, then leaves the parking lot and goes on his way.  I stopped and watched and wondered what on earth he was doing.

Thought I'd see more people walking since I left later but just saw a man walking his two little dogs and we passed by each other three times.

A few rabbits out hopping around the cemetery and lots of those crows again.

I walked 6.3 miles.
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Ken spent another day up at HT and I stayed home. 
I finished reading Cape Refuge and then walked over to the library and picked up the December book (My Wish List) for my book club.  The book for January was there for me too but I asked her to put my name at the bottom of the list because I thought it was too early to get the book.  By the time January rolls around I will have forgotten about the book.
I looked on the shelves for the next book in the Cape Refuge series and the whole rest of the series (3 more books) was there so I brought home all three. 
I also wrote a few letters.
It's bee a cloudy day and kind of dreary but it's been nice and cozy inside with the pellet stove on. 

Hope your day is a happy one.
happyone : )
I'm happy to report that my inner child is still ageless.
~ James Broughton
Comment Replies:
Craver and John: I remember the days when all the gas stations were full service and no I haven't seen any in a long time.  None around where I live.  The only state I know of where you are NOT ALLOWED to pump your own gas is New Jersey.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014


What's left of an old filling station along the main road near the edge of town.
Took the picture a couple of days ago.
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A dreary morning, dark, 51 degrees with a misty drizzle but starting to clear a bit by the time I got back home.

It was a rain pants, yellow rain slicker morning and I stayed nice and dry for my walk all over town. 

A rare morning when I don't take any pictures.  Nothing caught my eye and besides it was mostly dark.

I saw a few rabbits.
Saw Lisa was out running but too far away to stop and talk so we just waved, and the man walking his white dog again who I did stop and had a little chat with.  Don't know his name though.

Some good smells coming out of a few houses this morning.  I smelled toast as I passed one, bacon from another and another smelled like a cake baking.  Couldn't tell what the smells were wafting out of the little cafe in town but they sure smelled good.  Made me hungry and I hurried home to eat breakfast.

I walked 6.4 miles.
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Mostly cloudy but the sun came out once in a while. Today we had some errands to run so neither one of us made it up to Happy Trails today. 

I've been reading my book (Cape Fear, not a book club book) this afternoon and I'll be done with it soon.  I'm still liking it.  Just got a call from the library and the next two books for my book club are ready for me to pick up.  I'll pick them up when I return this one tomorrow.

It's been a quiet but nice day. 
Hope your day is a happy one.
happyone : )
An eye for an eye
only ends up making the whole world blind.
~ Mahatma Gandhi

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