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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Wednesday, July 20, 2016


Mr Scarecrow has a smile for all who pass by.
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55 degrees this morning.  A few low hanging clouds around but they soon blew off and it was a beautiful sunny morning.

Walked the Farm Loop today and it was as nice as it always is.  : )

As I was walking a baby deer come running out of the corn field on one side of the road, ran across the road and into the corn field on the other side. It all happened in a few seconds. At first I thought it was a dog because it was so small.  Never did see the mother or the little one again.

Back in town I walked around the ball park and a loop around town.
Once again I saw Kathy and the man walking his big white dog.

Walked 6.2 miles.
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Ken worked out back on the stone patio in the morning when the shade was there.  I did a couple loads of laundry and made a couple of things in the kitchen.  I got a meatloaf for supper into the slow cooker.  Nice to make it that way so I don't have to turn on the oven.  Also made some spinach and bean soup for tomorrow.

Kim, and anyone else who is interested, here's the recipe for the Three Bean Salad I made yesterday.
Three Bean Salad

Can cut green beans
Can cut wax yellow beans
Can dark red kidney beans
1/2 cup chopped green pepper
1/2 cup sugar
2/3 cup vinegar
1/3 cup salad oil
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

Drain all cans of beans and combine beans.
Add green pepper.
Combine sugar, vinegar, and salad oil.
Pour over vegetables.
Add salt and pepper, toss.
Chill for a least a few hours.

I was planning on staying home this afternoon and getting some house cleaning done but Ken was going up to Happy Trails and I really wanted to go with him.  So he said, "Come on with me, do the cleaning another day."  So I went up to HP too. : )

We crushed more rock and then went looking for some more nice flat rocks for the patio.  There is just a little bit more of the patio to do now.  Maybe with these rocks we found today, we will have enough.
Some bee balm up at HT.
When we got home I made some mashed potatoes to go with the meatloaf and some beets too.  
So that's been my day so far.
Hope your day was a happy one.
happyone : )

"A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment
a single man contemplates it,
bearing within him the image of a cathedral."
~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery


  1. That is a scarecrow happy at his job! Lovely morning for your walk!
    Glad you had a nice time up at HP!

    1. Farmer Bill made the scarecrow. : ) Rather be up at HT than doing housework.

  2. Thank you for posting the bean salad recipe. My mouth is watering just reading about it. Can't wait to make it now.
    That scarecrow is a friendly looking fellow.
    I like Ken's attitude on the housework front and I'm glad you got to go to HT too. The bee balm is such a beautiful color.

    1. You're welcome. Hope you like it. : ) I like Ken's attitude too. He's a keeper.

  3. I love your scarecrow!!! That's a cool one! Thanks for the recipe and the flowers ... wow, never seen and that makes it so great!

    1. Farmer Bill made the scarecrow. He looks too friendly to scare away the birds. : )

  4. Very sweet scarecrow! I think your bean salad sounds yummy!

    1. It is a pretty cool looking scarecrow. The salad was good!

  5. I think Prunella has fallen in love with that dashing young scarecrow. Farmer Bill must be a happy chap.
    Your three bean salad sounds delicious.
    Have a happy Thursday :)

    1. Maybe we should introduce them. : ) Yes, Farmer Bill is a happy chap and a kind one too.

  6. Busy day for you. I love that red Bee Balm.

    1. There is always something to do. : )

  7. OK so I want that recipe for the spinach and bean soup! That is a really nice scare crow. Farmer Bill did a good job. Have a happy day.

    1. I don't have a recipe for the soup and don't have exact measurements but I will tell you how I make it. If I don't get to it on today's post I'll post it tomorrow.

  8. Love the scarecrow! I agree with Ken. Housework can always wait! Your bee balm is lovely.

    1. Yes, he has the right idea. We have quite a lot of the bee balm down by the water at HT.

  9. I always enjoy looking at your photo's and your scarecrow is just lovely - he looks so happy!

    Many thanks for sharing your recipe.

    All the best Jan

  10. Yes, he is one happy scarecrow. Maybe to happy to scare aways the crows. : )


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