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


Tuesday, July 09, 2024


In town and walking at 6:15.
64 degrees with sun and clouds.
On the way to town saw deer and rabbits and the same thing on the way home.

First walked down the road toward home a ways,
turned around and back to town. 
Then walked around both of the cemeteries.
Next through town and over to the ball park and walked around that loop.
Back through town and up and down some side streets.

The people who live across from the cemetery have some great toys.
This is the same yard that had the horse and buggy toy in it.

I took this picture from the upper cemetery.
The yellow house that you can just see through the trees with the
black arrow is where I took the picture yesterday from Jalene's porch.
The blue arrow is where Rebecca lives - her view is even better.

Shelia was out running
Rebecca walking Leo
John walking Prim

Stopped to watch the geese family walking about.
Soon I won't be able to tell the little ones from mom and dad.
Also stopped by the fence to talk to the chickens as I do most days.

Morning Walk Steps

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Our freezer in the garage gave out last evening.
Luckily there was not all that much in it and we managed to fit
everything in the refrigerator freezer in the house.
We thought about trying to live without a garage freezer 
but I don't think that will work.
What am I going to do with all those cookies I freeze and the ice cream
we buy on sale, and a pizza!!
So we will probably be shopping for one in the very near future.

Put the chicken in the slow cooker this morning,
that made some room in the freezer.

First thing after breakfast we went to the Shop and Save.

Worked on the counted cross stitch a little.
Try to do at least a little on it each day.

 A couple of books I had on reserve at the library came in so went there
this afternoon and picked them up.
Also bought a book that was for sale in the lobby for David.
Mammal Tracks & Sign - A guide to North American Species,
by Mark Elbroch.
It was only 20 cents but gave them $1.
I know David will love it!!

I made the Pasta With Zucchini recipe for supper.
Recipe not so great.  It was okay but I won't make it again.
It was a lot of work and a real mess to clean up.

Going to start one of the books from the library this evning.

Happy Tuesday
Thanks for stopping by



Tom said...

...they sure have modernized that firetruck, but it still has a bell to ring!

Dianna said...

What a beautiful cornfield! Most cornfields around us are really spotty.

I'm so sorry to hear about the garage freezer giving out. I hope you will be able to replace it.

You mentioned that you tryto work on the counted cross stitch a little every day...that's what I am doing with a couple of books I am currently reading. :)

Mari said...

That little truck is cute! I liked seeing Jalene and Rebecca's house from the cemetery.
Sorry about your freezer! I'd have a hard time without mine too.

Granny Marigold said...

What a good thing that you noticed right away that your freezer had quit.
That little red fire truck (?) sure is cute.
Nice that you found that book that David will enjoy...and for so cheap too.

Rose said...

Beautiful sunrise! I bet any child would love that firetruck!

Daughter and I talk about getting a freezer...with both of us, we could use one. But I wonder would we use it that much. We did buy 5 dozen ears of corn and froze it last year, and it has lasted us all winter...we usually have it when Lorelei and her mom and dad come for a meal. The ears were huge...and almost to sweet if that is possible. Everyone has loved it.

Ginny Hartzler said...

I always wished we had an extra freezer!

ellen b. said...

Lovely morning in your neck of the woods. What a bummer about your refrigerator. I thought of all those cookies! Hope you find a good replacement.

Ann said...

What a cool riding toy that is.
Too bad about the freezer. Glad you were able to get it all in your refrigerators freezer.

eileeninmd said...

The riding toy is cute! I am glad you did not lose any food from the freezer dying. The Mammal Tracks and sign book sounds interesting. Take care, enjoy your day!

Bill said...

I like it when the library has some books to sell. They are really cheap and as you know, there are some really nice and interesting ones. Too bad about the freezer but you didn't lose any food which was the important thing.

R's Rue said...

Your photos are always beautiful

Michelle said...

We have a small freezer in the garage and have gotten so used to it we would have to replace it, should it fail! I am glad you didn't lose anything.

Aritha V. said...

That sucks that your freezer broke down. Thanks for your nice blog. Always so special to read. That book sounds amazing. Does it have a beautiful cover? Have a great day!