Sunday, April 25, 2010

We just finished this garden fence yesterday. Planted potatoes, onions, carrots, raspberry's and strawberry's today.
Hopefully this fence will deter the deer and keep them from wrapping their lips around our tasty vegetables.

The chicks are doing great. They are getting rather feisty. We had to move them to the chicken house because they keep trying to fly out of their box. Yes, fly the coop as you might say.

Two new buffalo calves have arrived. Aren't they the cutest little things, but no snuggling allowed. The mama's are very protective & won't let you get to close to the babies. As the saying goes, don't get between a bear & her cub. I think a buffalo would be just as bad.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Wild Turkeys

We didn't have any turkeys hanging around our place until last November.
We had company coming from Wisconsin for Thanksgiving. They said they would bring the turkey so I didn't buy one.
The day before the big holiday I mentioned that I sure hoped our relatives remembered the turkey. My co-worker Shirley said, "Just shoot a wild one if they forget."
I replied "We don't have any at our house."
Coming down our driveway on the way home I looked into the trees and where I saw nineteen wild turkeys. I was so surprised.
No, we didn't butcher one. Our company did bring a turkey.
These majestic birds are still hanging around gobbling and strutting right in our yard.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Hello Mr. Porupine

I took a walk through the woods.

Perchance to meet Mr. Porcupine.

We had a very nice visit.

Then he decided to be on his way.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Grandmas Pancakes

The heady sent of pancakes wafting from the kitchen brings back fond memories of Grandma Simmons house.

Us kids would wander out sleepy eyed in the morning to the smell of pancakes, coffee and people chattering away in Grandmas cheery kitchen.

She would make buckwheat flapjacks with ears and noses, Micky mouse and bunny shaped, to the delight of the grand children.

This was a fabulous way to start the day.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Spring Breeze

A spring breeze has arrived today.
Taking the ice far away from our shore
and depositing the last remaining evidence of winter
on the north east side of Antelope Lake.
Good by, good by ice and snow.
We hope not to see you again until next winter.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

When The Wind Blows

This months "Turn the page Tuesday" was "When The Wind Blows" by James Patterson.
This was a fast paced book and allot of fun to read.
Something new & exciting happens every few pages.
"Frannie O` Neill is a young and talented veterinarian living in Colorado. Plagued by the mysterious murder of her husband, David, a local doctor. Frannie throws herself into her work. It is not long before another bizarre murder occurs and Kit Harrison, a troubled and unconventional FBI agent, arrives on her doorstep.
Late one night, near the woods of her animal hospital, Frannie stumbles upon a strange, astonishing phenomenon that will change the course of her life forever......
Her name is Max.
With breathtaking energy, eleven-year-old Max leads Frannie and Kit to uncover one of the most diabolical and inhuman plots of modern science"
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Saturday, April 3, 2010

Winter Storm

We had another winter storm. Hopefully our last for this year.
This heavy wet snow snapped power lines & toppled poles.

We do have a wood stove, so I cooked an old fashioned dinner of scrambled eggs with sausage & potatoes mixed in and a pan of fry bread.

We ate by oil lamps