Saturday, July 21, 2012
NICE DAY PUTTERING IN THE GARDENS
LITTLE MENNONITE/AMISH SCHOOL HOUSE IN THE COUNTRYSIDE
How nice it was to spend the day puttering in our gardens without feeling like I was in a Turkish steam bath. The air was actually cool enough this morning to start my brain working & thinking about a little creative gardening again. Thought myself up a couple new flower bed ideas & changes, so as long at the weather stays cool I might be able to keep that creative process going……………………
Nina over at WHEELING IT has changed the shower head in their RV & after reading her review & how much she likes the new head & why, it will be something we will definitely look into as well. Any improvement to boondocking showers always get’s my attention every time. Nina also has some ideas brewing about posting RV tips & hints on a regular basis so anyone interested might want to slip on over there & see what she is up too.
I STOPPED & WAITED FOR MOMMA WILD TURKEY TO HUSTLE THE KIDS ACROSS THE ROAD FRIDAY
And a quick follow-up to Friday night’s post about how those Amish/Mennonite folks get the grains off the stocks. From my cousin Norma & hubby Jim in Waterloo Ontario…… “ Next the stooks have to be gathered and then put into a threshing machine that separates the grains from the straw. The grains are bagged and the straw is blown into a mow (hay mow”. The words ‘threshing machine’ stirred my memory & I do remember that now. And folks are right, straw is not straw until the grains have been removed from the stock. Whewwwwww, glad we got all that cleared up.
MERIKAY in a comment on Friday night’s post brought up a good questions. She asks, “Your place in Bayfield seems perfect to me. Why do you want to sell it? Seems like a place you can safely leave for six months a year while down in Az.” Yes, Merikay is right about being able to safely leave our place for 6 months of the year with no worries. Like anything, there are always pros & cons & that is one of the biggest pros for us to just stay where we are, which in the end is likely what will happen. I won’t get into the cons but security is only one of the many pros. If we absolutely didn’t like the place we live we would never have moved here or would have been gone long ago. It’s true, this is a very, very, nice place & that of course is part of our dilemma. Probably many RV full timers were in the same position at one time & wrestled with the very same decisions about their house that we are wrestling with. Some folks are content with same-same & other folks like ourselves prefer change-change every once & awhile. Of course there is more to it than just that, but no point in dragging everyone through the whole pros & cons discussion. What will be will be I guess………………..
GROANER’S CORNER:(( I don’t need to do booze & drugs anymore……… I now get the same effect just by standing up fast.
- Tourists see the world, travelers experience it.
- Home is where your pet is:))
- "If having a soul means being able to feel
love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals
are better off than a lot of humans."
- The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails -William Arthur Ward
- The only thing better than right now will someday be the memories of right now...AL.