Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself;
I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today.
I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet.
I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.
~Groucho Marx

This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24


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Friday, June 17, 2016


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Rained again last night and stopped by morning so the plants got a nice watering again and I'm sure all the farmers are happy.

It was 61 degrees and cloudy when I walked.  Took along my umbrella just in case but didn't need it.  The sun came out later in the morning.

Walked the Farm Loop.  The cows here are in a small pasture that is right where I turn down to walk the farm loop.  During the winter they are kept in the barn.  There is another one off to the right who didn't make it into the picture.  They were all sleeping and I woke them up as I walked by.
The roads around here are getting new lines painted.  It makes me smile to see a double yellow line on this road when so few cars travel this road between the farms.
 Walking past the dairy farm I noticed they now have a couple of pigs. They were in the front pasture and all the cows were out back.  Picture not so good because I had to zoom in quite a ways.  Wasn't sure what they were at first.
Made a loop around town too to make up the rest of my miles.  Once again Kathy was out walking.  

I saw quite a few rabbits again and two of them were tiny little things.  Must have just left the nest.  They were quick on their feet though and disappeared into the high grass.

Walked 6.3 miles.
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This morning, got some chili going in the slow cooker, made corn bread and baked some chocolate chip cookies.

 After lunch I went outside to get some more yard work done.  Transplanted a few things, weeded and mowed the lawn.

Having visitors arriving around 6:00 this evening - my son David and his girlfriend Hannah and her little girl Charlotte.  It will be the first time meeting Hannah and Charlotte.   
Want to get this posted before they arrive.  Think I'll go sit on the front porch for a while.

Hope your day has been a happy one.
happyone : )
"One of the worst mistakes you can make as a gardener
is to think you're in charge."
Janet Gillespie


  1. That is a BIG piggy! You have the perfect morning weather for walking, Karen!

  2. The pig looks like he can hardly walk. Enjoyed joining you on your rounds today. Have fun with the kids.

  3. I think the pig wins in this post. I also think hes wearing a white sock. Hahaha

  4. Hope you have a great visit with your son. Enjoy the weekend!

  5. I hope your time with these special people will be wonderful.

  6. Double yellow lines running down the centre of a road like that just yells USA to me - like something from the movies!
    What a large pig - that one must be a rare breed.
    Hope you all enjoy a lovely visit!

  7. Hello, love the cattle and the cute pig. Wonderful photos. Enjoy your visit with the family. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

  8. Lovely photo's - the flowers looked so cheerful!

    Have a wonderful time with David, Hannah and Charlotte.
    Enjoy your weekend

    All the best Jan

  9. Such a pretty photo of the rock and daisies! Have a wonderful time with your visitors. The chili sounds very good.

  10. Lucky you Karen to get some more rain. Nothing here! Hope you had a nice visit with David, Hannah and Charlotte (lovely names!)

  11. It is great to have you back home and posting photos of your walk around your town. My favorite in the last couple of days is the first photo on Thursday's post. It just looks great! Have a fine weekend!

  12. Such beautiful pictures of where you walk! It sounds like this will be a busy week-end! Your crockpot chili and cornbread sound delicious! Chocolate chip cookies are a perfect treat!

  13. I don't envy your half year of frozen weather but 61 sounds pretty good right now

  14. What a beautiful place for a morning walk. This is my first visit to your blog and I am delighted to have found it and you. You're an inspiration. My name is Connie, I am addicted to Jesus . . . and happy to meet you.

  15. Love chilli :) We've had our fair share of rain here in the UK too, everything looks very green :)

  16. Okay. The quote is particularly apt for me today as I have been fighting the garden pests, both insects and mammals. Maddening! But that's because I have been thinking I'm in charge.

    That pig is quite unique. He really is a rotund little fellow.

    Happy times with your son and guests!

  17. I thoroughly enjoy taking these walks along with you through your photos. What a lovely area...always something beautiful and/or interesting to see!

  18. I hope you had a good time with your visitors. I like the piggy, looks like a Vietnamese pot bellied pig. The sort people buy as a cute house pet until they grow far too pig. Saw a very odd pig on a 'vet' programme the other day - a woolly pig. Check it out, it's bound to make you smile. What do the double yellow lines mean? Here in the UK yellow lines are at the side of the road to indicate no parking, double yellow means never, ever. A solid white line in the centre of the road would mean no overtaking while a broken line just means this road has 2 sides. None of our back roads have any lines.

  19. Oooo -- now I want to make chocolate chip cookies! You may be a bad influence, haha! Sounds delish. I hope your visit with company was a happy time.

  20. That's a great quote!


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