Sunday, June 28, 2015


Lucy, meet Snowball.
Snowball, meet Lucy.

Snowball is our grand daughter's bunny.
They went on vacation and we are taking care of her bunny.

Lucy is dwarfed by Snowball and she
just didn't understand this visitor.

Here in Idaho (and all across the West Coast)
the temperatures are HOT.

Too hot for an animal with a fur coat.

So, Snowball has been moved inside for now.


"Know well the conditions of your flocks,
And pay attention to your herds:"

Proverbs 27:23

Saturday, June 20, 2015

More Growing

 Tom built me a raised garden.
I was inspired because the growing season over 
here is L-O-N-G and
 I didn't want to miss out. 
This is the year of experimenting with as many
vegetable seeds as possible.
We had the grand kids over for the afternoon.
I asked each of them,
 what they would like me to plant.
  After their suggestions, we celebrated our "picks" with 
a frozen popsicle. 

Talk about growing.
Look at these guys. 

Tom on the other hand...
Well, let's just say,  he had other frozen
treats on his mind.
Kimmy introduce the store,
 Cash and Carry to Tom.
Yes, he bought BOTH, 5 gallon tubs of ice cream.

What a blessing to have room in
 Kimmy and Mark's freezers!
We've been having fun going over on these HOT
 evenings, for a bowl of ice cream.


"So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do,
do all to the glory of God."
1 Corinthians 10:31

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Backyard Tour

Well, it's been a little over two months
 since we have moved to Idaho.
Let's take a tour of the backyard.

This is the view of the back
 patio from our kitchen.
The red strip is a caution tape for a fast, moving,
6 year old,
 who doesn't stop to notice that the
screen is closed.
To the left is the eating area.

To the right is the visiting area.
~early morning sun~

The patio is the whole length of the house!
When we were looking for a home, 
I had three desires. 
A west facing house, a covered back patio
 and air conditioning 
I got them all!
In the far corner is our "Papa Bear".
Our kids gave this to Tom a few years ago
 for Father's Day.
He has been with us through all our moves.

The geraniums are very special to me.
The one on the left has been in our yard/patio for three years.
The one on the right has been with us for two years.
I have learned to "winter them over". 
I'm hoping to do it this winter, too.

This area is our "garden". 
(No, that's not a wishing well, it's our irrigation water.)

We are growing beans, peas, cucumbers, peppers and
hybrid, thorn-less, blackberries!
We have an apple tree and a peach tree, also.
What you can't see are the raspberries and grapes.

Ahhhh...cherry tomatoes and they are ready!
First thing I planted when I moved in.

One of my very favorite things to do in
our backyard,
 is to hang out the laundry.
I have been wanting to do this for years!


"By wisdom a house is built,and by understanding
it is established; by knowledge the rooms
are filled with all precious and pleasant riches."
Proverbs 24:3-4
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