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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Monday, June 5, 2017

Barn Collective

An old barn/shed along the Farm Loop that I walk.
Linking up with Tom for his Barn Collective Series.
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60 degrees this morning when I walked and cloudy.  A couple of times 
a few rain drops fell but it never rained.

Walked behind my house, through town, up Barn Sale a little way,
toward Happy Trails, and then back town.  Around the cemeteries a
couple of times, once around the ball park loop and home.

The horses were like statues today, they never moved while I talked to them
and took their picture.
Didn't see anyone else out.  Pretty quiet around town.

Walked 6.3 miles
Didn't find any coins today but yesterday on my walk I found
a quarter and a penny.

This month is my walking anniversary.  I've been taking a morning walk 
since 1988, 29 years.
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Went up to Happy Trails in the morning.  I sanded, swept, vacuumed, and then
painted the floor in the cabin.  We thought a lot about what kind of floor
to put in and for now we are just going to have it painted.  We can do
something else at a later time.
It still needs some more wood filler between the joints and another couple
of coats of paint.  I have a braided rug that I can put down on the floor.
Here is the before I got to work.  You can also see the stone Ken put on the all  where
the propane stove will go and the blue hutch he built.
Here I've finished painting and I'm standing in the opposite corner
from the first picture.
Ken had planned on clearing an area where the hole can be dug for
the perk test at the house sight but the rain kept him from that.
So he was up doing some stuff in the wood shop and then down at
the tractor barn.
We went back home lunch time.

Later in the day we went to church to pick up the church trailer and loaded the
finished Romans books that have been assembled.  Tomorrow we will go
to PA and drop them off and pick up another pallet of 20,000 to be assembled.
More about these next 20,000 in another post.

Back home now for a nice evening at home.
A happy day to you.
happyone ๐ŸŽˆ

"The level path is easy,
but it will not bring you to the mountaintop."
~ Dr. Idel Dreimer

Comment Replies:
Rose - No, not our church, it is one of three in my town.   Our church is 20 miles down the road.


  1. ...you sure have some neat scenery to see on your walks. Those handsome horses and the red barn is a sight to behold. Thanks for sharing, I hope to see you back again.

  2. Your photograph of the barn has some great light.

  3. Oh, I so love that barn...loving HT....I would love it there. Thanks for the reply about the church...

  4. Happy Trails is certainly coming along.

  5. That cabin is a true labor of love and will be a cozy retreat once it's all done.

  6. 29 years!!! Now that's commitment!

  7. The floor looks wonderful. A nice rug will finish the look just perfect.

  8. Wow, it is great to see your little home away from home really shaping up. You two have done a fabulous job with it. I hope that you have years of pleasure together with it.

  9. Hello, it is great you have been walking 29 years. You do have pretty scenery to enjoy! Love the horses. The cabin and floor looks great. Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day!

  10. Love the wee old barn with a solid looking chimney!
    Happy Trails is such a delight I can see why you love it there!

  11. I enjoyed this update on your cute little HT. I love all of the details including the blue hutch. I think the sign needs to say men and women working. You two seem to work so well together.

  12. Lovely old barn and lovely horses in your photographs.
    Well done on your walking anniversary, that is a good few years walking!

    All the best Jan

  13. You certainly have some lovely things to see during your morning walks. Congratulations on 29 years of walking everyday...that is something to be proud of! I am in love with that kitchen sink. May I ask if it is vintage or a reproduction? I want this kind of sink in the farmhouse but don't know whether to get new or find a good old one....and they can be so $$$$! You can email me if you'd like but I would like to know where you got your sink. Thank you!

  14. I'm always inspired by your activity and all you get done in a day. The moss has no time to grown under you for sure. Cabin is coming together well!

  15. Congratulations on walking for 29 years! That is amazing. I can't stick to an exercise program for a week. The cabin is so cute!!

  16. Love that barn. And no wonder you are a happy woman, 29 years of morning walks will do that for you. Of that, I'm sure.

  17. We were heading out this morn and I saw someone walking, and it reminded me that I forgot to say congratulations on the walking every day for 29 years! That is awesome...I don't know how I forgot to comment last night!

  18. It is sad to see those old barns. They seem to long for past times.
    Cool kind of sturdy cattle you have. Was a bit confused to see them. :)


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