Monday, August 29, 2016

Photo Dump

I won two season passes to our fair!  Pretty excited about that!

ant hill I saw in the garden this evening..there were two of these rounds ones and another different shaped one...

Blue Heron across the river Saturday night

 pretty cloud formation across the river that evening.

owl hanging all crazy like along the road by someone else's cabin..
the other ant hill..

Mute Monday

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Thursday Photo Dump

Bee speckled with pollen

Wish I knew the name of this is growing wild over on the garden fence..

Turtle I caught checking out the dog's food dish the other morning

We have such pretty zinnias this year..white, red, orange, purple pink, yellow and more....this one is a bit different, it's almost a coral color....I like zinnias...they bloom all Summer with minimal care and the butterflies sure like them!

We had some rain move through late this afternoon....this view is looking northwest from Weidinger Body Shop..

and again..

Looking northwest from MFA

weird looking cloud looking East from MFA

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Sock Monkey goes to the Pumpkin Patch

Yesterday evening I discovered this big pumpkin growing right by the back fence of the garden...not sure how I have missed this before, but there are a lot of tall grasses there and I just didn't see if before....I was pretty excited to see it! So this morning sock monkey went to go see it also!

It seems bigger in person than in these pictures....will look good in our Fall display!

Thursday, August 18, 2016


We had four large Silver Maples taken out over at the Mae Place a couple weeks ago....all way past their prime, and Silver Maples are known to be weak trees leaning towards the shed....another leaning toward the house....

Big one just East of the Mae House....this one was a huge tree...last year he had to use the pole saw to do what he could since it was rubbing on the roof...we decided to just take it out since it was likely to fall on something we didn't want it they are getting started on it..

wow!! looks like the house is out in the middle of the prairie or something! Ha! It actually doesn't look this much different....Just the angle I took the picture from made it look so stark.

The house is safer with it gone

and the back ones gone too

I should have took more pictures of the goodness....this hardly shows any of the tangled mess of branches and logs

Looking like it was a good decision...thinking about what to do with the hollow pieces...should be able to do something creative!

Stump from the biggest one....Can't really tell it but a huge chunk got caught up there in the top and they left it there. Richard was not nearly amused about that was I was! Ha! 

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Garden Bunny

A couple evenings ago I was stepping through the tangled mess of pumpkin/gourd vines/weeds in part of the garden, pulling up random tall weeds and checking out our pumpkin crop.. I pulled up a tangle of weeds and this little guy was laying cute! I watched him for a bit then stepped away so he could continue to hide!

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Back to the Fifties

I made some curtains for our youngest daughter yesterday, then ironed them.....old school style! with a vintage ironing board and iron! I believe my Mom said the iron was a gift to her from her Grandmother!  and it still works great!

Monday, August 15, 2016


Jack the Cat early one morning last week....He looks so smart here! Note his bent ear! Gives him character!

Katydid ....I like these!

Grasshopper....hiding from the turkeys?

Two doves on the power line...took this picture yesterday...They have such a pretty song!

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Vienna Rocks

Richard spotted these two rocks when he was mowing at the Old Jail last week....the face one was amazing! I relocated both of them on the museum grounds.

Sarah painted this Nemo rock for me to take to the is so cute and they are going to look great down there!

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Mae House Finds

Not sure if I have had some of this on here before...possibly have, but I came across it in a closed area last week, so it's all new to me! Ha! razor blade packs, avon bottles, etc

extra random stuff!

Looks like someone used a picture out of a magazine to use for a decoration..

Tucker's Dairy from Rolla....was apparently used to freeze a rabbit at some point!

a fork and spoon? a spool of thread? 35 cent razor blades ..oh, and  a razor!

avon bottles...the one that looks like cut glass has never been opened..suppose I could clean it out and use it for something....

Life's necessities?

interesting tin

and another....

I liked these two..especially the blue fish..said something like fischers bitters on it..little deer is avon

on my way back to our house, I found a penny in the yard....quite corroded, but I could tell it was a wheat penny and although I can't be certain, appears to be from 1956!