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Sunday, June 02, 2013      5 comments

This is our big apple tree. We have since staked it with 6 fence posts and hoping that it recovers and lives. We do not think the tap root was damaged. The ground is so satura... Read more

Rain Rain and more rain. (I'm back)

Saturday, June 01, 2013      8 comments

Well it has been a long 3 days. After the tornado hit our area, we were without power until just about an hour ago. I won't be here long as I have tons of emails to removed from my box. But no damage to our house. We did drive to town yesterday ... Read more


Friday, May 31, 2013      13 comments

I will be away from here for a few days due to tornado blowing thru. We are OK but trees down. No damage to the house but lost some fruit trees. Power line in front of our house is on the ground so no electricity. We are in a very rural area so... Read more

Blessings and Cursings

Thursday, May 30, 2013      6 comments

I volunteered at the gallery today and have been under thunderstorms all day with tornado watches and warmings. So today was a very slow day there. Very few stopped in so it i... Read more

without the dark

Wednesday, May 29, 2013      6 comments

I also wouldn't sleep well. I have found that I cannot sleep well with any kind of light. Lately we have been having a bright moon so it has not helped in my sleep habits. I ... Read more


Tuesday, May 28, 2013      7 comments

For some reason I tried to upload this photo of our herb bed and wrong photo came up. This is our herb bed with just mint, garlic, sage and rosemary. We had our lettuce plant... Read more

Always learning

Monday, May 27, 2013      8 comments

You know you need to exercise the brain as well and learn something new every so often.... Read more

Garden time

Sunday, May 26, 2013      13 comments

Thought you might like a peek at our garden. The barrels in front are our potatoes. We don't eat many potatoes and just like new potatoes with our fresh green beans. We have ... Read more


Saturday, May 25, 2013      9 comments

I'm so very thankful for the good Lord giving me 34 wonderful years with my best friend and husband. Have been having a lovely anniversary today. Laid back and restful. Doing... Read more

Miss Molly's big brother

Friday, May 24, 2013      11 comments

Most here have heard me talk of Miss Molly. She is my youngest son's daughter. She is named for my mother and grandmother. She has a big brother who is our step grandson. We a... Read more

Life is short

Thursday, May 23, 2013      9 comments

We need to live like there is no tomorrow but in a healthy way. Put people, especially family and friends before things. And remove those things from our lives that are not r... Read more

Bottle tree

Wednesday, May 22, 2013      12 comments

I have been wanting a botttle tree for a few years now. Last year hubby cut down a large cedar tree as his sister and I wanted a larger bottom part with branches to set on ou... Read more

A little bit of heaven on earth

Tuesday, May 21, 2013      10 comments

This is what our place looks like when it is sunny out. Today we are waiting on storms to come in. We are in line for all the weather than Oklahoma and Texas gets before us. ... Read more

Gathering Wool

Monday, May 20, 2013      5 comments

I spent a fun day playing mad scientist and dyed wool. I think I did 8 pots of dyeing. These are the colors I turned out with. It started out thinking I would just overdye so... Read more


Sunday, May 19, 2013      8 comments

People make time for the things they like to do in their lives. I make time now to walk. I enjoy my walks even on the days that my allergies act up due to privet hedge bloomi... Read more

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