Walking is the perfect way of moving if you want to see into the life of things. It is the one way of freedom. If you go to a place on anything but your own feet you are taken there too fast, and miss a thousand delicate joys that were waiting for you by the wayside. Elizabeth von Arnim


Wednesday, June 19, 2024


66 degrees with a mix of sun and clouds when I walked this morning.
Cooler walking today because of the clouds.
70 degrees when my walk ended.

Walked around both cemeteries to start and then over to the post
office to mail a card.
Next dropped a book off at the library.

Continued walking to the ball park, around there, and then
back through town and up Sale Barn Rd.
Turned around and back to the Jeep.

Farmer Marvin wrapped the bales from yesterday and added them
to the others.
By the time he's done there will be a few of these long lines.

I saw the house that was sold across from the pond has had the
back porch ripped off.
Maybe an addition is going to be added.
Will be interesting watching what they do with it.

Shiela was out running.
A man was out walking too.
He must have been very warm because he was wearing sweatpants
and a hooded sweatshirt with the hood UP!!

I stopped to watch the geese family again.
They must be getting used to me because now they don't run away.

Morning Walk Steps

Yesterday I hit the 3,000,000 step mark for this year so far.

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House work today was washing the living room windows.

Got an email telling me that the book club selection for July is,
Never Give Up: A Prairie Family's Story by Tom Brokaw.
Requested it at the library and I'm number 3 in line for it.
It's a short book so it shouldn't be a problem.

More work on the counted cross stitch and I can finally
see a little progress.

Supper this evening was fried shrimp in the air fryer
and baked potatoes.

Don't have anything else for today.
Happy Wednesday and thanks for stopping by.

Comment Replies:
Debby - There are a couple of farmers here too that use the old rectangular bales of hay, but most have the round ones.  The round ones are a lot bigger.  
Farmer Marvin doesn't buy them.  He grows the hay, cuts it, bales it, wraps it and  feeds his cattle over the winter with it. 
Here's the LINK to the dark house for sale.  House looks much lighter in the link picture than it is and also looks much bigger in the picture. 
There is a good picture of town included!

For those of you not going to the link here is the aerial picture of my town.


Visits With Mary said...

Had a baked potato for lunch yesterday and it was so good. Is that the same Tom Brokaw that's a newscaster? If so, I didn't know he was a writer also. When Mr D and I are out and about and see something new being built or something old being remodeled and updated, we will be sure to ride past often and keep up with the progress!

Tom said...

...Karen, you live in God's country!

Dianna said...

Congratulations on the 300,000,000 steps for this year so far! Awesome!

Thank you for sharing the link for the dark house that is for sale. It looks so nice...think we should buy it and then you and I could be even closer "neighbors" than we are now. :)

Havea great evening...love the arial picture of your town. Such a nice area.

Debby @ From My House to Yours said...

Thanks for the link. I like the grey color scheme but not too crazy with the layout of the house. It looks like the front door enters into living room and then the kitchen is right there. No dining area. But I like the colors -

I looked up the hay bales - and got a good education!


Michelle said...

Nice to see the house was purchased and I hope you will keep us posted on some progress. I am a sucker for an old house.

Lowcarb team member said...

That's an amazing number of steps ... well done :)

All the best Jan

Deb J. in Utah said...

Hi Karen! That book by Tom Brokaw sounds good. I think I will see if our library has it! Hahaha you are like me - I look up homes for sale in the neighborhood on Zillow too! That house seems very open and nice, but only has a one-car garage. I find that a little odd because most people have at least two cars. Is the price about average for your area, or is that high for a house of that size? I have been in and out of town and have missed a couple of posts, but back home now catching up. I hope you enjoy the rest of the week!

Rose said...

That is a lot of steps...how many steps do you count as a mile? Anyway, that is sure an accomplishment. I will be curious to see what they do after tearing off that porch...I so love that first phot.

Prims By The Water said...

Conrats on your steps. A major accomplishment! Dinner sounded good too. Janice

Ginny Hartzler said...

Your town looks amazing! Just the right mix of nature and homes. I think these pretty flowers may be Sweetpeas. The book sounds good; I always liked Tom Brokaw. Your first photo with the yellow field is gorgeous! Wow, you are one determined walker!!!

doodles n daydreams said...

Well done with the walking, I don't count my steps but I doubt they're anywhere near that :) The sweetpeas are a beautiful colour.

Katerinas Blog said...

An impressive 3,000,000 steps for this year so far!!
Beautiful photos from your ride, thank you!

Victor S E Moubarak said...

Congratulations 3,000,000

God bless.

Ann said...

3,000,000 steps is quite an accomplishment. Love that aerial photo of your town. It looks so nice.

eileeninmd said...

Your step count is impressive! I like the view of the town.
Beautiful flowers! Take care, enjoy your day!

Mari said...

Hooray for all those steps!
It'll be interesting to see what they do with the house that had the porch removed.
Your town is pretty. I checked the link. Houses are so expensive now! That wouldn't be my choice of layout, but it looks nice inside. I'm sure it will be bought soon.

Bill said...

Nice view of your town, I love it.

ellen b. said...

I like the looks of your town, Karen. That is an amazing amount of steps to have logged in already this year!!

Granny Marigold said...

I missed this post. Now that summer is here I spend more time outside and less at my computer. Sadly that means I miss some things.

I like the picture of your town. You live in a lovely area.

Debbie said...

Karen, I have always adored your town, just from all of your pictures and descriptions. But when I clicked on the link and saw the name - Accident - it made me love it even more! It's adorable! Congratulations on your steps! You're an inspiration!

The Furry Gnome said...

Congrats on all those steps! That's an amazing commitment.