Saturday, May 30, 2015

Our excitement for the day!


On our morning walk (you have been with us before) I went scouring around the old barn.  I guess we were walking too slow because T came back to get us;

A quick family discussion.

 Don sometimes paints old farm implements and I was going to seeing what was stored in there years ago,  I'm going to save the surprise for last.  But I'm still shaking.  Here is a couple of finds but I'll let Don pull them out and I'll show you the finished product when He paints them.

an old heater 

Hey I found a milk can

All of this will take him a little time to get out and clean up, plus he is building me a potting bench for our 35th wedding anniversary.  It should be done and up in a day tor two.  I hope.

Sorry about the fuzzy picture but I was trying to get him before he closed up shop.  But as you can see I didn't make it.

I found these double stadium seats when they tore down the old base ball field at the fairgrounds years ago.

I'll be the one to paint these,  I want them on the deck or front porch.  Can't make up my mind.

and if you look real close this is an plate hanger which I'm going to use as a saw blade holder.

Now you don't have to look close to see this.  I saw T and Mary Beth closing in on something with the cat (Casper) circling to the back,  I figured a ground squirrel and wanted to get a picture.  Knowing they would not catch it.  When I saw what it was, the picture was forgotten, I just wanted to get them away.
We lost one dog to a snake bite about a year ago.  Every time I would get one of them to come to me another one would go back.  The cat really surprised me by sticking with the dogs.  It was like they were all working together.  How ever I got this from a little distance after getting them  to come with me.  This is  one big snake.  When the dog got to close it would stand up and spread the back of it's neck like some kind of viper. But the ones around here are small not black. 
And the black snakes that I've seen don't spread their neck so I don't have a clue as to what it is.  Anyone know?

This will probably keep me out of the barns for awhile.  Till we find out if it is poisonous. 

Our walks will be down the road on a leash, nobody likes that.  Even Casper doesn't like it because they tend to trip her up or walk on her.  Have a good.
And  don't forget to let me know if you know what kind of snake this is..

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Naughty girls

Like everyone this time of year, I was walking around the house admiring the new growth and blooms of spring.  We lost a few things to the hard winter this year but a lot survived and is
striving to be beautiful despite the weather.

These are zinnias started from seed every year ,they will fully enclose the area and a dwarf
 Weigela My Monet is partially shown, it is not blooming yet. I had three and lost one and trying to locate another one.  These surround a large dinner bell  that we were able to replace of my parents after the fire destroyed everything. This was 4 yrs ago and we are still trying to get the landscaping finished.  But then again do we ever get finished?

Our hostas have done well too as I moved around the house.

Which brings us to the naughty girls.  They have destroyed three different hostas all the way to the ground. it like the were having a party. it did not stop there they got one fern and two iris.

we stopped working on the flower bed about two weeks ago and started on a chicken run.
it looks like we are growing milk cases.

However, one iris did make it through.

But I'm afraid they are discussing that now.

Dad you better hurry up with that run!
Blessing through the week and
be safe til next Sunday.
See you then.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

In the eye of the beholder

Morning all,
Me and my entourage

Marybeth,Tarzan and Casper and I took our daily walk this morning and I decided to take my camera.
Seems like something always happens if I don't have it with me. Of course since I had it nothing spectacular occurred.  I started looking for color and found several pretty flowers and or weeds.  You decide.

These are out of an Locust tree.
This of course is honeysuckle
Wild rose

But I haven't a clue as to what these are.
But they were pretty to me.

Everyone decided to inspect the out house I got Don for Christmas a few years ago.  It seem the older we get the handier it becomes.  It is beside the barns which seem to get further and further away from the house.

And on those cold mornings when your stiff, you even have a handle to get up.
Fancy huh?

Everyone seems to be tired from all the excitement (?) and heading to the house.

Between you and me, I think it is the treat waiting  for them.
Enjoy your day.