Sunday, July 15, 2018

This isn't exactly how we planned

Our home sits on an acre and a quarter and is covered with mature trees. Some are more than mature, they're in need of euthanasia and a decent burial. But we haven't gotten to them quick enough.

Downed limbs with Noble for perspective


Difficult to see, but this is where the limb fell from.
We want to replace these dying trees with fresh ones in the spots we want, (there seems to be no rhyme or reason to their current placement) and enjoy them growing here for the next few decades. We'd just like to do it on our timetable. However, death often comes at inopportune times and we have to deal with it.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Family Reunion Highlights

Mr. Movie, TopDad, JET at our shooting activity

Noble and Miss Pasta relaxing in the car while the rest of us shoot

Back to front - Miss Pasta & Lt. Lehi, TopDad, JET, Mr. Movie

TopDad

Mr. Movie and JET

JET trap (or skeet) shooting
JET and PFCMom

Miss Pasta, PFCMom, Noble

Before . . . 

. . . during . . .

. . . after!

Miss Pasta, PFCMom, Lt. Lehi
I feel really bad because I neglected to get a photo of Mr. Movie and I. 😔

This was our seventh annual Family Reunion, and they just keep getting better. Join us next year!

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Wednesday's Wisdom

A competent, patient teacher is helpful for improving at shooting. Thank you JET!
Photos from our Family Reunion Shooting Activity:

Learning to fire the Glock







Shooting the AR15



Nice tight grouping!

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Tuesday's Treasures

Recent finds at a thrift store:

Darling little school desks, just the right size for my American Girl doll.


Just the right price too!

Lovely brown transferware platter for my wall. More examples here.

Antique child's highchair -- I swapped a neighbor 2 unwanted chandeliers for this treasure.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Another One Bites the Dust (so to speak)

I was awakened at about 3:45 AM by a strange sound that took me a moment to process. I looked out the window and could tell that a tree had fallen. And by the position of the tree I figured it was the one that we planned on taking out anyway. I think the leaves weighted with moisture from the falling rain proved too much for the hollow trunk to sustain.

View from front porch. Thank you God for your tender mercy in sparing our utility trailer.

View from the center of the front yard.

A closer view of the fallen behemoth.

Looking up the driveway toward the house.

Yep, that's a hollow trunk.

A closer view of the hollow trunk.
We are so grateful it didn't hit anything! There is another section of the tree that needs to come down and will be part of our tree-felling work party on Monday of the Family Reunion coming up.