Sunday, August 18, 2013

Idaho Backyard

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In the morning the plan so far is for a group of us to go to an orchard and pick peaches! I'm looking forward to spending the morning outside under the peach trees with family and some very nice people having a fun time doing some needed work. And I really would like some fresh peaches!

If anyone knows a good way to rid a lawn of thistles besides spraying, please let me know.

Here is a photo of my daughter's backyard that has a big thistle problem. My daughter tells me that the lawn needs to be sprayed to kill off the thistles otherwise the children won't be able to play on the grass. I have never been stuck with a thistle but it sounds pretty bad.

I am very thankful to my daughter's father-in-law for the drive to Idaho! This is a photo of the smoke from the American Fire as we drove through the mountains toward Nevada.

Smiles! Happy Summer!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Chicken Coop Envy

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Today I was shown a photo of a beautiful chicken coop.
Later I went online and looked around for a photo of the coop
because I was sure I had seen it before.

And I found a link to

Photo from the internet -
Wow! That is a dreamy chicken coop!
But to tell the truth this coop is too small for the number
of chickens we have had and will have in the future.

And I don't think it would keep bears out.
But I can sure use some of the features of this coop
when planning my dream coop.

The smoke from the fire is only really bad in the mornings.
The chickens don't seem to mind the smoke at all.

I haven't been taking Morgan for walks because of the smoke.
She is getting old and the smoke bothers her.
Me too.


Monday, August 12, 2013

Fire In The Mountains

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This looks like a pretty photo of sunlight shining through
the trees and morning haze.

Yesterday and this morning I woke up to the smell of smoke
and when I took Morgan out for her walk
it was smoky outside.

Yesterday, after there was a breeze
the smoke was blown away and the sky cleared for the day.
Hope the smoke goes away today too.

Most of all I hope the fire fighters are safe
and the fire will be quickly contained.
Link to American Fire latest news.


Saturday, August 10, 2013

New Roof Finished

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Love the color of the roof and how it compliments the color of the deck.

It does look great!

And two new skylights,
the left one opens and a new ceiling fan too!

Next is new flooring for the loft.