| KELLY IN OUR FRONT YARD FLOWER BED|
It was the sound of rain on our roof that had me up and outside around 5 a.m. I am in the habit of leaving our Winnebago RVs door open so I had to slip out and close it. We needed this rain and I'm sure area farmers are plenty happy. Our country road walking spot was a bit squooshy but we did it anyway. Lots of muddy paw prints on the Jeep seats now:))
| SHEEP MOVING THROUGH A PINE FOREST|
| ROWS OF BEANS AND YOU CAN EVEN SEE MIST BACK ALONG THE BUSH LINE|
| LOOKS LIKE MOM'S GIVING JUNIOR A GOOD CLEAN-UP|
| THE KIDS ARE HANGING OUT AROUND THE OLD SCRATCHING POST|
We welcomed the sound of a large truck in our Park this morning because that signified the new graveling of our roads. A large truck hauling a gravel dispensing trailer evenly distributed the gravel while our new owner Adam, on an orange tracker towing a double-bladed green grader device came along later and graded that gravel out evenly. Another promise fulfilled by our Park's new owners:))
| A RELAXING MORNING|
| THIS TRUCK IS UNLOADING GRAVEL ALONG THE ROADS|
| NEW GRAVEL IN FRONT OF OUR HOUSE|
| THIS IS ADAM OUR NEW OWNER GRADING THE FRESH GRAVEL|
All three of us were in the front yard today pulling weeds, trimming back overgrown bushes, and digging holes in the ground. Pheebs was the digger of course. It is amazing how fast and thick everything is growing this year and I am well on my way to having another utility trailer load of yard waste for the Park's recycling area. The rain quit early and the skies cleared by late morning leaving us with a really nice sunshiny day.
| WE DID A LOT OF WORK IN THE FRONT YARd TODAY AND KELLY DID MOST OF IT|
| I'LL SOON HAVE ANOTHER YARD WASTE LOAD FOR THE PARK'S RECYCLE AREA|
Kelly brought me home a really nice dark navy blue 'Denver Hayes' housecoat a couple days ago. Of course, I didn't really figure I needed one seeing how my old green housecoat was still sorta in good shape. Well alright, so there were a few holes in it. But I've had it for a dozen or more years and what the heck, so there's a few holes in it here and there. Geeezzz, I figured, why let a few tattered rips and tears come between a man and his favorite old housecoat!! But seriously.......I do really like my new one:))
Quite a surprise on our afternoon walk today. Despite the majority of the old Pine Tree Trail being needlessly destroyed a year ago here in our Park there was one small section still left. Pheebs and I had walked down that section a couple weeks ago and it was partially overgrown with some small fallen maple trees blocking the way. A day later I brought my clippers along on our walk and began clipping back some of the small branches along the way just like I did for nearly 20 years along that trail. Today, as Pheebs and I were walking along a road near the trail I noticed tractor tires heading into the trees where I knew the trail to be. Walking a bit further I suddenly realized that the new owner had gone in there with his tractor and cleared all the brush out that had been blocking the trail. He had cleared out the fallen trees as well and he had even gone further and cleaned out another section of the trail that had not been passable for the last five years. So, with him having done that, I am now once again inspired to begin carrying my clippers again and make it my project to help the new owner in maintaining that trail from here on. The words, 'happy camper' pretty much summed up how I felt today to see what he (Adam) had done.
| WHAT?? I DON'T SEE ANYTHING WRONG WITH MY OLD HOUSECOAT|
| LAST WEEK THIS PART OF THE TRAIL WAS IMPASSABLE|
| LOOKING BACK ALONG THAT SECTION I AM JUST SO HAPPY TO SEE THE TRAIL WALKABLE AGAIN|
| LOOKING SOUTH ALONG ANOTHER SECTION OF THE TRAIL THAT HAD COMPLETELY GROWN BACK IN.....'WOW' THIS IS AMAZING|
| LOOKING NORTH ALONG WHAT'S LEFT OF THE CANOPIED SECTION OF TRAIL I COULD SEE THAT ADAM HAD CLEARED THIS SECTION OF DEBRIS AS WELL|
| LOOKING BACK ALONG THAT TRAIL SECTION I AM INSPIRED TO ONCE AGAIN CARRY MY CLIPPERS AND MAINTAIN THE TRAIL JUST LIKE I USED TO DO|
| THIS IS LOOKING NORTH TO WHERE THE TRAILHEAD BEGAN AND WHERE THE TRAIL AND FOREST WERE NEEDLESSLY DESTROYED |
We ended our day under sunny skies and 63F temperatures. In my world, that adds up to just about perfect:))
| THIS IS ANOTHER AREA THAT WAS MINDLESSLY WRECKED BUT THE NEW OWNER HAS COME IN AND LEVELED IT OUT MAKING IT WALKABLE AGAIN|
GROANER'S CORNER:(( A mother asked her small son what he would like for his birthday. “I'd like a little brother,” the boy said. “Oh my, that's such a big wish,” said the mother. “Why do you want a little brother?” “Well,” said the boy, “there's only so much I can blame on the dog.”
Years ago Fidel Castro was in the hospital with a serious medical condition. He still thought communism was a good idea until he was slowly being lumbered along to the hospital in an old '55 Oldsmobile."
Two elderly, excited women were sitting together in the front pew of church listening to a fiery preacher. When this preacher condemned the sin of lust, these two ladies cried out at the tops of their lungs..."AMEN, BROTHER!" When the preacher condemned the sin of stealing, they yelled again..."PREACH IT, REVEREND!" And when the preacher condemned the sin of lying...they jumped to their feet and screamed, "RIGHT ON, BROTHER...TELL IT LIKE IT IS...AMEN!" But when the preacher condemned the sin of gossip, the two got very quiet, and one turned to the other and said, "He's done quit preaching and now he's meddlin'."
Hm. Had to sign in with google, so I'm writing with a different name I think Anyway, it DOES sound like an "almost perfect day." Everybody up and at em and working away....including the new owner doing good things. And happy to see Kelly out and about. And as usual, enjoyable photos! Thanks.ReplyDelete
Nope, looks like the same as always.....(my poster name that is)ReplyDelete
One of our neighbours raped and pilaged the forest along the road back in March. It's a disgusting mess. With all the heat and rain, young poplars are reaching for the sky! By next summer the wreckage will no longer be visible from the road.ReplyDelete
Mother nature is very good a healing these wounds if we just leave her to it.
I can imagine your face as you plop down in the recliner and hear/feel a rip along your shoulders. Will your old friend go to the rag bag or have a sacrificial burning?ReplyDelete
Love the baby cows. So happy for you to have a trail again. Looks really peaceful.
I have decided on a sacrificial burning which will take place this morning.Delete
LOL, that robe has definitely served its time! So wonderful to see the owners keeping their promises and respecting the beauty of your forest community. You must all be soooooo relieved. Darling kids hanging out at the post!ReplyDelete
I live in Arizona but LOVE the new park owners!!ReplyDelete
Nice to see people do what they say they will do. Please tell the new owners they have a fan club...lol.ReplyDelete
Sometimes people have a crazy piece of hair (usually near the crown in back) - that never behaves or lies down. Your Highland cows gave a perfect demonstration of why we call it a "cowlick". Lol. And mothers & calves are so cute. Great photos, Al. Thanks for the memories.ReplyDelete
Nice to have some trails back in use!ReplyDelete
So nice to see the ripple effect. When one person(s) , does something loving, caring or compassionate and the effect it has on others, Like you, Al, now wanting to get back out there with your snips/clippers to help keep the beauty of the trail going. Kudos to all in an act of love. Happy weekend to allReplyDelete
"Every kindness large or slight / Shifts the balance toward the light." - Carrie NewcomerReplyDelete
Bravo to the new owners!!ReplyDelete
I hope that you made a point of letting the new owner know how much you appreciate what he has done with the walking paths.ReplyDelete