Walking is the perfect way of moving if you want to see into the life of things. It is the one way of freedom. If you go to a place on anything but your own feet you are taken there too fast, and miss a thousand delicate joys that were waiting for you by the wayside. Elizabeth von Arnim


Saturday, December 15, 2012

Bump out sided and a little pond

I waited until a little after 7:00 to go on my walk this morning until it was starting to get light out.  Don't want to run into any bears! : )
I walked into town which is 2.4 miles from Happy Trails.  I'm just getting into town up ahead there by the church.  I turn left just before the church and walk around two cemeteries.
I just walked all over town exploring and after an hour and a half Ken picked me up at the pond just behind the church.
I walked 6 miles.
We then went out for a pancake breakfast. 

It was another nice day though not as sunny as yesterday and a little cooler in the 40's but a good work day.  We finished siding the bump out on the tractor barn.  Here's a shot from down the hill of the right side of the building.  I don't think I've taken a picture from this point of view before.
We still have the back to do but that will have to wait for next time because Ken wanted to have some fun with the tractor.

Ken is making an earthen dam here at one part of the stream near that little water fall I took a picture of yesterday to make a little pond.
He is on the other side in this picture and has just finished and is climbing back to the drive the tractor out of there. 
Here's a picture of the pond.  We will put rocks all around it and have some of the water flowing over the rocks by the dam to let the water continue flowing down the stream.
I finished clearing and lining the walking trail with rocks and small tree trunks which now leads from the trailer to the little pond.  We didn't start up the chipper today so I still have to put wood chips along a good part of the trail.

Before we knew it, it was time to put things away and leave for home.  We left about 3:30.
We are home now safe and sound with more happy memories from Happy Trails.
I'm looking forward now to taking my shower, watching some television and eating ice cream.

Hope your Saturday was a happy one.
Happyone : )


Debbie Jones said...

So nice that you have such a wonderful place to retreat to on the weekends! Enjoy the week ahead.

Betsy Banks Adams said...

OH My Goodness.... Now you not only have a waterfall, but you also have a POND... How awesome is that...

Your barn/storage area is looking great.... Wow!!!

Have a wonderful Sunday.

bettyC said...

Such fun

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I think it will be so wonderful to have a pond! You can hear the frogs on warm summer nights :)

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

Ohhhhh, a little pond and waterfall!!! Oh I am as excited as you are! Love the sound of it!!!!

Thank you for waiting till dawn!!! That is all I am going to say on the subject! Just THANK YOU! :-)))))

Kerri Farley said...

What a wonderful spot to breathe in deeply of nature :)