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

An early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.
~Henry David Thoreau

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, September 9, 2019

Two trees down

 Up and out the door at 6:35 but not walking yet.
It was a bit dark so I drove into town and parked by the town pond
and then started my morning walk.
Sunrise 6:53

Since I saved 2 miles driving to town I was able to walk the Farm Loop.
(Just a bit too far walking from home and back.)
 A runner passed me along the Farm Loop.
Know him but not his name.
A little farther down the loop at Farmer Bill place
a couple of people were in the field picking beans out of his field.

By his barn in the pasture I noticed he had a couple of donkeys.
When they noticed me they came walking up to the gate and
this one stuck his head out and I gave him a pet.
He was very friendly.
Back on the main road here going into town.
Walked a loop around the ball park.
A couple was also walking there and another woman I see once in a while.

Near the pond parking lot is an apple tree and I picked up a half dozen
or so apples and brought them home for our deer.

As I was about to drive back home Kathy was just getting there
for her walk so we had a nice chat before I left for home.

Walked 6 miles
🍃     🍂
After hanging a load of wash out on the line and making macaroni salad
I went outside to help Ken.
Today's job was to cut down a couple of trees in the front
that had died.

Tree Number One

Tree Number 2

My job was to hold ropes and pull in the direction we wanted
the trees to fall. As soon as I felt the tree falling I RAN.
Then the clean up started.  I put some of the branches on the natural fence.
Others went out back to use to burn in the fire pit.

Thank the good Lord all went well and both trees fell where
they were supposed to and our house is still intact.

Someone told us they were both wild black cherry trees.

Then it was time to sit on the front porch for a while.
I went inside and baked Blueberry Bread. (new recipe)
Recipe will be on my recipe blog in the next couple of days.

We roasted hot dogs out back for supper to go along with the
macaroni salad I made in the morning.

A evening of relaxation is planned.

Hope your day was a happy one.
happyone  🥰


Susie said...

What a beautiful place to walk. I an so envious of your good feet happyone. After walking you had to run too? LOL...dang that very thing you described was seen on AFV show. Be careful.You deserve to relax. Blessings to all, xoxo, Susie

Tom said...

...I wonder is a change in grade around the trees during construct did them in. I like the Annie's Kitchen sign.

Vee said...

Wow...you two do it all. Saved yourselves a small fortune in so doing, too. Glad that you have an evening of relaxation planned. You’ve earned it.

ellen b. said...

I would run too! Glad those trees fell well. Another day in the life...

William Kendall said...

Those donkeys have sweet faces.

Ruth Hiebert said...

Looks like a lot of work, but so satisfying when it all works right.

Granny Marigold said...

Cutting down trees especially so close to the house can be dangerous. Good that it all worked out fine.
Those donkeys are cute ( and apparently quite friendly).

Rose said...

My question is--did you use a ladder or did someone climb to get the rope around the tree that high up??? I am glad they fell away from the house.

That donkey is so cute!

Hill Top Post said...

My sister has lots of donkeys - all colors, all sizes. She knows how much I like them and is always trying to give me a couple to take home. Thankfully, the tree cutting is over and went well. Cutting a dead tree makes me nervous. I love the Happy Trails sign. Your home and all the rock walls make a stunning picture.

Victor S E Moubarak said...

Very busy day.

God bless.

eileeninmd said...

Wow, I can not imagine my hubby and I cutting down one of our trees. It is scary. I love the cute donkeys! Nice walk! Enjoy your day!

Lisa said...

Wow what a busy day. I can’t wait until you post the recipe.

bill burke said...

You have lots of things to keep you busy. I'm glad that you got the trees down without any problems. The donkeys are nice to see. We have a donkey sanctuary not too far from us.
Enjoy your day.

Adam said...

Cute donkeys

Michelle said...

Glad the trees went down well. That can be dangerous! Cute little donkeys.

Angie said...

That's quite a job to fell trees that size. Looks like your hubby knew what he was doing from what I could see of how he had the ropes tied. Glad it worked out well. Cherry is a very valuable wood, especially to folks who make furniture. Do you plan to sell any of it? And now I am going to go roast me a hot dog (not really, but it sure sounds good).

Sue said...

I love reading of yours and Kens adventures, you both remind me so much of my dh and I , thank you for sharing, oh! please share the recipe, I have lots of blueberries in my freezer.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The donkeys are so sweet! And I know you're glad to get the dead trees down. That was a job! Enjoy your afternoon!

Aritha said...

Thank you for your blogpost. Its is so calming to read about your day. Great photos. Here sunrise is 07:07:)

Nawm D Gerr said...

Wow, what a team you two are! Such pretty pictures.