Friday, August 26, 2016

A Pumpkin

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70 degrees this morning with the sun filtering down through a layer of thin clouds.  I walked around the farm loop.

The goats were out by the dairy farm and this time they were standing perfectly still.  : )  That's a change.

Saw geese flying above me a number of times.  So low that I could hear their wings flapping.

A doe and her two fawns were running in the soy bean field.
They continued into the corn field and disappeared.

I've seen black pansies in the store but don't think I've ever seen any planted in a yard until today.  I prefer the other colors.
Once back to town, I walked a loop around town and then headed home.
Saw Lee on his riding his bike but just waved because he was too far away so I didn't get any mints today.
 On older man was taking stroll around town.
John who used to wave and give me toot when he drove the mail truck through town doesn't drive the truck anymore.  There's a new man driving it now.
Wonder what happened to John.  Will have to ask next time I go to the post office.

When I got back to the house I picked a bunch more cucumbers out of the garden and then walked over to Connie's house who lives catty-corner to us and set them on her table on the deck.

Also put more seed out in the feeders for the birds out back.
By the time I got inside the house I had 
walked 6.6 miles.

Sunrise 6:40
Sunset 7:57
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Ken's off with his friend Edd today and I'm home hanging around the house.
It has been a warm sunny day.
I've done some laundry,
called my brother Chris,
read,
and just puttering around doing this and that.
Chris is still in a lot of pain at times after his back surgery and needs
to have a couple more surgeries.
He is in good spirits though and tries to be positive.
 This picture is me and Chris just about 22 years ago.
It was taken at his wedding.
It is the only picture I could find of him.
I'm toying with the idea of getting my hair cut short 
like in the picture again.
My hair is now completely gray.

Couldn't figure out what to cook for supper
and didn't feel like cooking anyway,
so we've decided to eat at the new iHop
that just opened not too long ago in Grantsville.

May your day be a happy one.
happyone : )
"When life gives you a hundred reasons to cry,
show life that you have a thousand reasons to smile."
~ Unknown
Comment replies:
Connie - No, I don't have a post about the natural fence I'm making but here is another picture from last year. There's not much to it.  I just collect the dead fall that falls and pile it up.  It helps to have a couple of trees to put it between as you can see in the picture.  You can pile it up as high as you want and as wide as you want.  It is a good place to put the dead fall instead of burning it and makes a nice home for animals.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

A rainy walk and fingerprints

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Back up in the 60's this morning for walking, 65 and cloudy when I started out.  First  went to the post office and dropped some mail down the slot.

The post office is about a quarter mile from home.
Leaving the post office I looked up at the sky and thought
oh oh, I think it's going to rain.
And with that I felt the first few drops.
 I didn't mind though because it felt nice and cool.
By the time I got to the road leading to one of the cemeteries
it had started raining.
The rain stopped after a while and I started to dry off and then it started again.

I didn't see anyone else out.
Guess the rain keeps most people inside.
Walked 5.6 miles.
Sunrise 6:39
Sunset 7:58
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Walked was just a little shy of 6 miles because I had to be home by 8:00.

Right after breakfast we had to leave to get to church by 9:30
because it was Fingerprint Ministry day.
A lot of people showed up.  
 Someone counted 36 people that came to help throughout the day.
All six staple machines worked non stop.
As usual I worked one of them.
We worked from 9:30 to 3:00 with a break at 12:00 for lunch
and got over 6500 of the book of Romans put together.
Still doing the ones in Spanish.

Time to go and make supper.
Salads with left over chicken from the other day.

Hope your day was a happy one.
happyone : )

"Weave in faith and God will find the thread."
~ Unknown
Comment replies:
Kim - The dead fall I referred to yesterday are dead branches that fall from the trees.  I stack them up and make a natural fence with them.  This is a picture from last Oct.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

A bird bath

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57 degrees this morning, no breeze and sunny.
Stayed around town today and did all my walk up and down
all the streets in no particular order.
Made the usual loops around both cemeteries
and the ball park loop too.

The lighting caught my eye on the trees and the grass so took a picture.
Saw a few rabbits hopping around by one of the cemeteries.
Only person I saw was Kathy.
A quiet morning around town.

Walked 6 miles
Sunrise 6:38
Sunset 8:00
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Stayed home in the morning doing a few things around done around the house.
My usual routine.
Then did some laundry, a little housework,
and then wrote out a few cards for the prison ministry.

Ken was up at Happy Trails and after lunch I joined him up there.
Ken is taking some pallets apart here and the wood will be used inside the cabin.
Once we use the boards I'll post a picture of how we used them.
I picked up deadfall and put it on the natural fence I started last year.
Walking around I spotted this colorful fungus.
Look at this neat big rock we found and
thought what a great bird bath it would make. 
When we add to the water feature back at the house we are going
to incorporate this in it some how.
The weather was delightful today.
Sunny with a breeze and in the 70's.
How blessed we are to have Happy Trails.
: )

Hope your day was a happy one.
happyone : )
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My constitution questions don't seem to be very popular. : )
But here is the answer to yesterdays question.
The 6 founding fathers of the constitution were.
George Washington
John Adams
Thomas Jefferson
Benjamin Franklin
James Madison
Alexander Hamilton