Monthly Archives: August 2014

National Dog Day

It’s National Dog Day!  Apparently a day to serve your dog breakfast in bed, or take it on an extra long walk or give it ice cream or something.  And a day to donate to your local animal shelter or … Continue reading

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Construction Zone

My nephew turned two today.  His birthday party had a construction theme, complete with many tractor/truck related gifts.  So naturally, the cake needed to reflect the construction theme also.  My sister-in-law found a picture of what she wanted it to … Continue reading

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I haven’t made much jam in my life.  Some raspberry stuff a few years ago, but that’s about it.  However, there is no time like the present to do such things.  Especially when one buys way too much summer fruit, … Continue reading

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Before and After

This was at 4:30/5pm on Friday evening. This is three hours later at 8pm. Due to these. And if my garden, inside a semi-protected yard, looks like that, you can imagine what some of the fields look like.  Even though … Continue reading

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Thunderstorm Watch

We have spent most of each day in the past week under severe thunderstorm watches and warnings.  Mainly they all have amounted to nothing around here.  That is, except for last Thursday night.  We had our annual community picnic, on … Continue reading

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