Overcast skies and icy winds this morning led to a rather lack-lustre Jeep ride around the countryside for little Doogins and I. Managed a few photos along the way so at least it wasn't a total bust. Just the fact of getting out of the house and going somewhere always makes things worthwhile.
|A COLD WINDY MORNING BUT THE COUNTRYSIDE REMAINS BEAUTIFUL REGARDLESS|
|A FIELD OF WINTER WHEAT WILL SOON BE READY FOR CUTTING|
|AN AMUSEMENT PARK IN THE AREA?? NOPE, IT'S ON A FARM WITH A GRAVEL PIT ONLY A FEW MILES NORTHEAST OF BAYFIELD|
Back home before 10 I decided to move around to our back yard and continue my cloverization project. With the newly seeded clover doing so well in our front yard I figured it was time to get our back yard underway as well.
|LOOKS LIKE QUITE A DRAINAGE PROJECT COMING UP HERE ON THIS FARM|
I seem to function best in a very narrow temperature band between too hot and too cold. Cooler and warmer both work in this zone for me. Sunday's high 70's was too warm and energy levels dropped whereupon today's cooler high 40's was borderline fine for working on my outside projects.
|THE DARKER EARTH IS WHERE I HAVE JUST PUT THE CLOVER SEED IN|
Kelly's 'Permanent Resident Card (she's American) comes due every 5 years and she has to fill out a detailed questionnaire to re-new it. It's a bit of a complicated affair with the Canadian Government wanting to know the 'exact' dates, location and length of time she has spent in the United States. A near impossible task for people who don't keep track of those things and I'm thinking that's most people. A real mind boggler trying to think back over the past years remembering exact dates and times. The questionnaire this time even askes for permission to contact border security. So here is where my blog comes in handy. Being a daily Blogger for a bunch of years we have all the dates Kelly went to see her Mother in Spencerport New York and our winters in the Southern United States. All dates have been accurately recorded. Takes a bit of digging and scrolling through a lot of blogs to locate exact dates but she is working her way through it at the moment. Without the blog to refer to it would have been virtually impossible.
|IS THAT THE BLACK SHEEP OF THE FAMILY IN THERE......NOPE, LOOK CLOSER|
So what's coming up for the week?? New exhaust and tires for the Jeep. Unless anything else pops up we should be able to coast comfortably through the rest of the week. We are so relieved not to have the stress of the Motorhome sitting here. We emailed Ron asking him how he made out getting it back to Parkhill Ontario. He said it didn't run very well and the engine light came on. Can you imagine if all that had happened to us when we were way out in the wilds of Arizona or California somewhere just a few months ago. No, I don't want to think of it either. We were very lucky and thankful Ron from Four Seasons Performance took it off our hands for a price we were both agreeable on. Once Ron gets that engine problem fixed up I'm sure it will end up being a Win/Win situation for both of us.
|SPRING IS IN FULL BLOOM|
|MALE ROSE BREASTED GROSBEAK|
|FEMALE ROSE BREASTED GROSBEAK|
|IN THIS ONE PHOTO ARE 3 ROSE BREASTED GROSBEAKS, 1 FEMALE GROSBEAK AND A YELLOW BELLIED WOODPECKER|
Kelly said she saw one of our larger Black Squirrels make about half a dozen attempts to get up the new PVC pipe pole to the feeder but couldn't do it. And since trimming the shrub back Little Red has not been able to leap across to the feeder anymore either. So am I declaring victory?? No way Jose I know better than that.
- Gravity- It's not just a good idea, it's the law!
- Why be difficult, when with a bit of effort, you can be impossible?
- Life is too complicated in the morning.
- All I want is less to do, more time to do it, and higher pay for not getting it done.
- The Schizophrenic: An Unauthorized Autobiography
- Nobody's perfect. I'm a Nobody.
- Ask me about my vow of silence.
- "I believe in dragons, good men and other fantasy creatures."
Q: Why did the queen bee kick out all of the other bees?
A: Because they kept droning on and on!
Q: What do you call a bee born in May?
A: A maybe!
Q: What kind of bee can't be understood?
A: A mumble bee!
Q: Where do bees keep their money?
A: In a honey box!
Q: What TV station do bees watch?
A: Bee Bee C
Q: What did the bee say to the naughty bee?
A: Bee-hive yourself!
Q: Why did the bees go on strike?
A: Because they wanted more honey and shorter working flowers!
Q: Why do bees have sticky hair?
A: Because of the honey combs!
Has Kelly ever thought of getting her Landed Immigrants Status. Late Wife had it and never had to fill in those forms.ReplyDelete
Be Safe and Enjoy the Temporary Victory. Trees and Shrubs grow. LOL!
It's about time.
Love the tulip photos! Our blog is a record of our travels and life--it's great to have a searchable journal! Our weather is so crummy--making me crabby!ReplyDelete
You did have a pretty productive cooler day. Love having the blog so many things we have documented and can look up. Think maybe you have the squirrels under control.ReplyDelete
The need to document the periods outside of Canada for a Permanent Resident is another example of where our governments have not changed their processes, when they already have the information they want you to document. Big machines take quite awhile to change directions.*smile*ReplyDelete
Love the phrase "cloverization project" and the horse.! 😁🐴🌻ReplyDelete
As always…...beautiful photos.
The black don’t with the sheep.....Ablavl llama sheep guard. I love your pictures and your blog Al.ReplyDelete