06 October 2016

Fall in a flash and the winter onset

In Minnesota we love the fall. Too bad it doesn't last very long. What most folks call autumn starts here in late August, when you first see a leaf or two begin to change and you wake up one morning to temps in the mid-50s instead of 60's.

It was 45 when I woke this morning and the weatherman says we may fall to the high 30s over the weekend.

Other fall things going on....

The boat is off the lake. This weekend it goes into storage until April.

The dock and boat lift are off the lake and are pulled up on the shore. That happened yesterday.

The last hummingbird was spotted last weekend. The smart ones left earlier. The feeders have been washed and are stored until May.

Leaves are falling with every breeze.

Tomato plants are in the trash and the cages are stored under the deck.

Chokeberries have been picked and frozen for some winter recipe

Apple harvest is in full swing and we'll be making apple butter this weekend or next.

We have placed our best on when we first see snow. November 3rd is my date.

The box of Christmas lights are in the garage, ready for their early November hanging.

Mailed the check today to my snow plow guy for his continued service.

23 August 2016

First post of 2016

My how things like twitter and linked in take away from blogging. I really used to love this but there is something about that evil little bird that keeps me from posting here like I should. What are the big things in my life this summer?

A new granddaughter, a special reminder of how wonderful God is and how the world is blessed by new children who are born into loving homes where He is honored.

A new dock service. Hooray! No more days waking up at night wondering if the dock is going out in the spring or if it will freeze to the lake in the fall.

Gooseberries, currants, and hazelnuts from bushes I planted three years ago.

New landscaping on a hillside that was once home to an old shed.

That is all for now. Just wanted to get something plugged into the blog today. If I recall right one of my new years resolutions was to blog more this year than last. I have some work to do.