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Tuesday, May 18, 2021

A walk to town and sifting dirt

 48 degrees this morning, calm and sunny when I started out walking.
Didn't drive to town today but took my stick and walked to town.

It's about a mile and a half from my house to the main road
down these two roads.



Then to town along the main road.


Once I got to town, I walked around both of the cemeteries which are
right at the beginning of the town.

Don't usually see any one when I walk to town walking along the
quiet country roads.  It is peaceful and pretty.

After walking around the cemeteries I headed back down the main road.

Turned right off the main road and walked down here.


Another right turn takes me down this road,
which is where I live.
Just up a hill and around a couple of curves and I'm back home.


2 miles to town, 2 miles around town, and 2 miles back home again
for my 6 mile walk.

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Food shopping this morning at the Shop and Save.

Put the makings of chili in the slow cooker for supper tonight.
Three meals out of it.
Chili
Chili Mac
Taco Salad

Ken made me this sifter gizmo so I could sift out the rocks in the dirt
for the raised garden.  It was the perfect size for me and easy to use with
the handles on the side.


Ken dumped two big tractor loads of dirt for me to sift through.
There was a LOT of stones mixed in with the dirt and it
 took a while but got some real nice dirt out of it.


Ken helped sift a bit too.
Added some peat moss to the dirt and someone said it was good to add
saw dust, so added that some of that too and mixed it all up.
Now just have to wait for June 1 to plant my few plants.
The green growing in the other raised box is rhubarb planted there last year.


A beautiful summer like day with lots of sunshine and the
temperature made it up to 74 degrees!!!

After working we sat on the porch for a while
till we went in the house to get cleaned up for supper
and enjoyed a delicious taco salad.

Life is Good

Hope your day was a happy one.
Thanks for stopping by.
👩🏻‍🦳 happyone ❤️
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18 comments:

Rose said...

I love your photos today....I especially love the one right under where you said you turned right off the main road and walked down.. Just simply love that view.

Tom said...

...I like the fog hanging down in the valley. Thanks for the sifter idea, I want to make one and this looks good.

William Kendall said...

That looks like a lot of work.

susan q said...

Yes enjoyed these photos as well. Thanks Ken for the clever sifter idea and the simplicity of it! I like your raised beds Karen, no bending or kneeling.

Martha said...

What a beautiful walk you had! It has to be so nice walking along quiet country roads. Here I have to worry about getting run down by cars everywhere I walk, that's why I usually stick to the beach for my walks.

Those are some really nice raised boxes!

Hill Top Post said...

That’s another beautiful six-mile walk! I enjoy best walking alone... except for Millie, of course.

Victor S E Moubarak said...

Take me home ... country road ...

God bless.

Anni said...

You two are a hardy couple. Always working & making it sound like fun at the same time!!

Your country lanes are gorgeous on such a day!!

eileeninmd said...

Looks like a wonderful morning walk. I like your raised garden beds.
They make gardening a little easier on the back and knees.
Take care, enjoy your day!

Deb said...

I love your growing boxes! They are great. Will look forward to seeing what you plant! See you again tomorrow!

KEV. Robertson. said...

It is nice to see the Mists hanging about on your early morning walks. Winter is just around the corner from us- getting very cold at night now. Regards. KEV.

Pom Pom said...

Hi Karen! I got some walking sticks for Christmas and I just took them out of their packaging yesterday! I don't know what took me so long, but I might take them out for a hike today.
Taco salad sounds wonderful. I made taco soup and cornbread last night.
Take care, good walker!

Ruth Hiebert said...

You describe the roads as peaceful and pretty and that about says it all.

Beside a babbling brook... said...

Ohhhh the Dragon's Breath in the first photo!

Love those raised beds! For anything! Bending gets harder and harder! -smile-

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Agnieszka Mikołajczyk said...

Bardzo ładne zdjęcia.

bill burke said...

A nice enjoyable morning walk, a nice start to your day. I like your plant setup, pretty nice and you won't have to bend which is great.

R's Rue said...

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Lowcarb team member said...

Sitting in my chair looking at your photographs I enjoyed my walk with you.
Your weather sounds very nice, so does your salad!

All the best Jan