Tuesday, March 15, 2022

It has been some winter.

 Here we are almost to spring time. I haven't posted in months. Jan. and Feb. were spent with us ill. Hubby for about 1 and a 1/2 weeks and me around 6 weeks. That included pneumonia for me. Yuck! Sure glad that's over.

I really dislike the time change, daylight savings time only makes a difference for 3 weeks. It is not worth it. Really makes a mess of my sleeping, what I get anyway. Doesn't help hubby any either. Maybe by June we will be okay.

We are melting outside during the day which makes a muddy mess everywhere. Then it freezes at night and turns to ice. But we are seeing more and more just plain ground.

There are lots of chores but they need better weather to get those done.

We caught a rainbow one day when it snowed and rained after.






Monday, December 20, 2021

Oh Wow, It's been over a Month.

 I hadn't relized it had been so long since I posted. It's been really busy with lots of snow and getting ready for Christmas.

Before the snow, mam and her fawn outside of the living room window.



This was the first bad storm.
2ed storm



Cleaning off the deck

Also sad to anounce the passing of a estranged son in law. Anthony Earl Sherman 51 years old. He had moved back down to Alabama and was straightening out his life. It was great to see him doing that. His memorial was last week. Condolences to his family and friends.
Got our Christmas tree up and Nativity.  



















Thursday, November 4, 2021

Needed Rain

Some much needed rain again today, it makes for a dark day but warm and cozy inside.

The canning is pretty much finished and dehydrating :). Doing up some chicken broth today but that should be it.

Rhubarb

                                                Zucchini

Violet leaves
I also did several levels of raspberry leaves.

Lots of plum jam was also made.

There is still outside work to do before the snow is on the ground. But not much :).



Sunday, October 17, 2021

Those 2 Months went quickly

Wow, does time fly or what? 

Not that we haven't been very busy getting ready for winter. Apples, cherries, and plums had to be picked, garden cleaned out and tilled. Applesauce and sliced canned made, cherries jams, and we are still working on the plums. We made 4 more batches of plum jam yesterday. We also made some plain preserves from them.

I am the ladder holder.


Wood split and put in the lean-to.



Pine tree by the front walk had to be trimmed of dead branches. Then they had to cut up and hauled to the wood pile or burn pile.



Dear hubby has been working on getting lights put up in the barn lean-to.  Motion censer lights for backing in. Also the tarps to go on the front for winter, he made them so they can slide open when needed to get in and out. We still have 1 section to do and a short wall to be put up on the east side to keep the snow out. I have only been a part time go-fer.


Windy day.

Garden fall roto-tilling.
One of the guests trying to see what we're doing inside. Stella, lol
Pillows and things our daughter Co makes.

Grand girl Ky made some of this
Ky in outfit her mom helped her with. Our daughter is a great seamstress.








Tuesday, August 10, 2021

August and Still in Smoke.

 Most days we are still in smoke, blessedly some days not All day. A north east wind comes in, in the afternoon and blows some of it back south.

Took a picture last evening of the sun before it went down and the red skies from the smoke.


Dh tilled and mowed in the garden yesterday as it was a cooler day but the heat is gaining again each days. It will be back in the 90's tomorrow.
As you see dry and he stirred up a dirt cloud.

He is getting better from an allergy attack , thank goodness. Was pretty rough for a few days. He got into a major amount of dust cleaning a passed away friends book cases last week and suffered ever since. This didn't help much but at least it was a different kind of dust. 

The raspberry picking has pretty much come to an end but the zucchini and green beans are beginning to take up the slack.

The birds have been getting to the elderberries before they even begin to ripen but we did get some cherries this year.  So far the apples are growing well.



Saturday, July 24, 2021

No Longer Under Fire Warning

 We are no long under a fire level. There is still lots of smoke in the area depending on where the wind is blowing as there are interior fires to the west and that large fire in Oregon is south of us. Also west of us on the other side of Idaho in Montana. So smoke. The road home today.

Just normal work here and also rearranged the living room. The first time in like four years because of how things have gone health wise. Very nice for a change. All vacuumed and cleaned.








Friday, July 16, 2021

Yard Cleaned Up From Tree and Wide Area Fire

It took about 2 weeks to get the wood and branches cleaned up and out of the front yard.  That included days we didn't work on it and Sundays off.





Blessed it hadn't come down on it's own with the rot inside.

Clean up.

The sun in the smoke filled skies. They lowered the danger today back down to level 1.