Saturday, April 04, 2015

Gardening at last

Sorta.  George tilled the garden this week, but it has rained twice since then so it is too wet to do anything with. Maybe next week.  This year he only tilled about 24 feet of the garden.  We are going to  have to fence it because of the goats, so this will be more manageable than the bigger space.  We should have enough posts but I may  have to buy fencing. 


with character.

Monday, March 30, 2015


They are logging the other side of the Rock Quarry on David's place.  When I took my walk I saw the truck and the loader.  After Robert did his homework, I took him over to see the truck as a reward  He was thrilled.

We took several pictures and he took some himself of just the truck and loader.  I am going to upload  them  and have them  made into a flipbook for him.

I walked 5 miles today, over to Peden's chicken houses.  I have 110 miles this month.  And, I picked up trash last week and today.  All the way to the red barn and to the top of Meek Hill.  

I bought a nice pedometer to keep track of my steps. It says 22252 today.  It has a 7 day memory, a clock, and it auto resets to zero at midnight.  It is a good one.  I got it Thursday and I have yet to reset it by accidentally brushing my hand against the buttons the way the other one did.  It has a sturdy clip that it snaps into and a strap with another clip.  I clip it on my belt, but it says you can just hang it from your vest or shirt or put it in a pocket.  I gave the old one to Hannah and she loved it, but she lost it the first day.  I bought her another one, but I cannot get it to reset to zero so I guess I am going to have to take it back and get a replacement.  She wore it to school today. 

I took this with my tablet.  It does not  have a very good camera.

Today it got up to the mid 70's and supposed to be like that all week.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Miles to go...

about 900.  I have walked 299 miles in my journey to Fredericksburg.  That puts me in St. Louis, and this is what I saw yesterday.

This is an old homeplace on the road between my house and Farewell.  I just don't know who's old homeplace.  In the 80's it belonged to Teddy McGivens.  I would like to know who lived here when we were kids in the 60's, but there is no one to ask.

The house has been knocked down, but the old barn, a garage, another outbuilding, and the cellar are still standing.  It is the next place down from the Clay Tharp place.  I was wondering if Clayton Ayers did not live there at one time as Teddy McGivens bought the Ayers place between here and town.  Maybe this was an unattached part of Ayers land, maybe where Ayers lived before they moved up on Douglas Road.  Or, maybe this belonged to one of the Eply's.  I just do not remember.

It was a nice walk, overcast, about 40 to 45 degrees.  As always, I could see the Rock Quarry from just back down the road from here.

Red Barn in the center.

And, the Snyder place.

And the back of the Teter place.

I am calling this 8 miles round trip, although Google says it was just over 3.8 miles down to the corner where I turned around.  It took 3 hours to walk this.