Friday, May 26th I didn’t have to go anywhere. I thought I might take a trip into town but…….since it was so nice, I stayed home. Bill left at his usual 6:30 with a kissy send off from Gibbs and I. ♥ I hope he has a fairly easy day. He took Black Beauty today in case he needs to move the work trailer to the next destination for Monday. I also hope it isn’t such a late day for him.
I had my
tea and yogourt and then Gibbs and I ventured out for our morning walk. I’d
stayed inside with him for a couple of hours though, since I was up at 7, I
played my online Word games with family and also with Doug and Nancy. 😊 It’s a great way to keep in touch over the summer with these
good friends. We share more than just game scores.
enjoyed the walk, following his new ‘usual’ path up to the church, in that
parking lot, into the grassy area and then back out to the road. Then home. There
are so many sniffs out there and he always reserves a drop or two of piddle for
those plants that another pooch has claimed! Walking out the lane at 9 though,
I had to restrain him on his leash. 3, count ‘em, 3 goose families were just
coming into our lane off the road.
we let him chase them off the front yard and berm but they are welcome to walk
in the lane, he just doesn’t realize that – yet. 😊 They veered into the east pond and swam away peacefully,
knowing they were out of reach. I couldn’t count the children but there had to
be 10 altogether. Back home, I let him off leash half way up the lane and he
raced the whole way, stopping only once to see if ole slow poke was coming. ♥
I got the
weed eater/whipper snipper out and lo and behold, it started for me! I had my hat
with mesh face cover on since there were a few bf’s still hovering for a bite.
I’d also wiped spray on my face as well as Gibbs’, they like him too! I was
happy with the job I did in an hour and put it away, red in the face and
kapooped. It doesn’t take much anymore to tire me out. Blech! Then we sat and
rested together for an hour and came inside. 😊
This is the 'dreaded' hill garden
It looks messy but things seem to be coming up
Soon enough the evening primrose will take over
The arrows show where I just added more phlox.
I'll have to water them daily too.
to move a small grouping of hostas from the big garden to planted it in the new
east hill garden. I’m feeling a bit proud of what I have accomplished there but
I still say ‘if we won enough $$, we’d buy the place and hire someone to come
in and landscape the hills in the corral’. Ouch, that would cost a bundle so I’d
better buy a ticket. All I have to do is ‘Dreeaaam, dream, dream, dreeam,
done, I put things away and sat once more with the little boy. He, in the
shade, and Mom in the sun. 😊 We make a great team. We filled the bird feeders today,
welcoming them all back once more and then we picked some dandelions. A mention
on my blogger friend’s post made me curious. I’m going to TRY to make some dandelion
oil, not wine, oil. Gibbs helped me pick by sniffing out the good ones and I
still left a lot on the berm hill.
|Thank you Jackie for the tip.
I looked Dandelion Oil up and the benefits
make it worthwhile to try!
washing the heads, they are drying in the Bunky. Gibbs stayed indoors while I
went out to arrange things in the Bunky. It was looking cramped. Then I got a
new puzzle out of the box. First, I took a badly needed shower. A couple of
days of yardwork makes Patsy well, you know. Then I started a post and poured
myself a Palm Bay cooler. Happy Hour for one. ♥
temperature today is a balmy 19C/66F with a very slight occasional breeze.
Perfect weekend temps! We sat outside until Bill returned home for the weekend.
The Grosbeak is back, feasting and since my hummer feeders are empty, that is
next on the agenda. Coming right up!
In a race, form doesn't matter.
Your ears can flop and fly if they need to.
Bottom picture: "Why are you so slow, Mom?"
Still running up along the fence.
It's shady there and he can keep a watch
out for Chippy
Um, he won, by the way.
know what supper will be, maybe toasted tomato sandwiches. It seems like we
repeat a lot of the same thing and the freezer isn’t offering much variety.
Bill is very easy to please and as long as his tummy gets filled, he’s a happy
man. I got the puzzle border started and sat with Gibbs outside until Bill got
home at 5:15 with a bladder of water from the Acreage. Double duty! The evening
will be a quiet one, with some tv and Bill will be down in the Hangar to get ready for a morning of flying. It has been a great
Thank you for popping in. Happy weekend!