Saturday, October 31, 2015

Fill 'Er Up!

It won't be long, and I'll be living in "lake country."
A new reservoir has been dug, and dams finished.... now they have finally started collecting water.  
And this "new" recreational / fishing lake will be
within WALKING DISTANCE from my house!! 
(Well... about a 2 mile walk, anyway.)
 
Here's the view facing south towards the dam....
(full pool will be to the tree lines)
 


         (And the view facing north towards OUR house....)
 
 

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

More Flower Beds

I love perennials.  Plant 'em and forget 'em!!
That was my thinking when I planted them all in my huge bed.
HOWEVER, I found out I DO still have to pull weeds!
And dig out grasses that run over into the bed.
Or put down new mulch (or pine straw) along the way.
So I've started clearing & cleaning the bed for the Fall.
 
Still have the area behind the swing to do....
 
 
 
And along the walkway out to the garden gate.....
 


Saturday, October 24, 2015

Reworking A Flower Bed

First, there were bunches of lilies...
Then there was grass and weeds added...
And all of a sudden, the bed was totally overgrown!
So today....
I enlarged the bed size
 

Then, removed the old CLUMPS of grass mixed within the lilies.
 





And finally, the new bunches were set in place, as well as the "old" bunches that were dug up and divided.
 

 
And now we wait until NEXT year for the colorful reward!

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Still Working On That Barn Dream...

I may be slow, but I'm steady...
Got that "barn dream" in my head, and still banging
and sawing trying to get it done.  Today I finished the joists
and got them all in place.
(This will be my new "parking area" for my tractor.)
 


Friday, October 16, 2015

Daydreaming Leads To Work

Back to my "barn" project for the last two days now.
That's what I get for getting caught up on cutting grass,
and just sitting in the shade daydreaming!
But my "dreams" have a really nice workshop here,
once the old "barn" outer shell is redone.
I'll keep you posted as I go along.
In the meantime, loving this FALL WEATHER!!!
 
 


Wednesday, October 14, 2015

So Much To Do, So Little Time....

In my daily hustle & bustle, I have neglected my blog.
So, to catch up to some degree, there's been health problems
totally dominating my mind;  a huge family reunion of
my grandmother's family (1st in 20 years!);
and other bits and pieces of life scattered here and there!
All in all, still here, so don't give up on me.
(Here's just a PART of the family reunion....)
 


Saturday, October 3, 2015

Rainy Day Small Town Festival

I love living in a "small town."
Especially when it's the Fall season.
Our festival...