Our version of retirement: Living a childhood dream

Ken N Tx

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Location
Texas
Got a lot done today, but a portion of the afternoon was dedicated to filling the Nikon with chippie antics

My little buddy saw me from afar



came a runnin'

Had to put my tools down and go get a pocket full of peanuts









seconds were involved





...and thirds



some petting ensued





Wife sez she wouldn't be surprised to see me come into the cabin with him in my pocket

I'll be working on that
 

Aunt Marg

Granny Pantie Power!
Got a lot done today, but a portion of the afternoon was dedicated to filling the Nikon with chippie antics

My little buddy saw me from afar



came a runnin'

Had to put my tools down and go get a pocket full of peanuts









seconds were involved





...and thirds



some petting ensued





Wife sez she wouldn't be surprised to see me come into the cabin with him in my pocket

I'll be working on that
This just melts my heart!
 

Gary O'

Well-known Member
Location
Oregon
Original Poster
Unseasonably warm here
Rather thick air
in the 80s (F)
Knocked off projects just a bit ago (7:30p here)

A boom of thunder and a clap of lightening was my entry into the cabin this evening
My lady was quite impressed

The unsettled sky and humid air this afternoon told me everything I needed to know






Funny, dark in one spot
Sunny in another





Not the biggest of deals
Unless you live in the woods

Anyway, it's right on top of us

Several claps/booms
Loud

Quite entertaining

Prolly not the best time to say 'keep a fire'
 
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Gary O'

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Location
Oregon
Original Poster
Gary, how's the birdhouse business going? Are you still doing that?
Oh, yeah
I've gotta complete an order of six from a local guy, then hit the nurseries

Some of the boutiques are hinting at re-opening, and the farmer's market ladies are still open,
so next time we go to town, we'll stop in to some places.

Thing is, making these requires some shop time, and it's hard for me to remain in the shop in summer
Even with the doors and windows wide open
 

Gary O'

Well-known Member
Location
Oregon
Original Poster
The storm has blown east
Well now
Turns out our little lightening shindig was not just all show

Wondered why our tiny mountain looked all hazy with smoke wafting around it's foothills

hazy mountain.jpg

The marsh to the east of us has a wildfire going
It's only 320 acres, and fire fighters seem to have it under control
But, heck
A marsh on fire?

Guess there's a first time for everything

Guess cattails burn.....rather quickly

 
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Gary O'

Well-known Member
Location
Oregon
Original Poster
The changing of the seasons has been rather evident the last few days

It's as though spring is at war with summer, not yet willing to cede it's grasp

This morning was no exception

Some pretty large hail pelted the crap outa the metal roof of our cabin while breakfasting
The metal roof exaggerates the sound of rain, and (heh) hail

So I stepped out to have a closer look

Large hail, indeed

 

Gary O'

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Location
Oregon
Original Poster
Funny, living at the edge of civilization has always been deemed a bit risky.

But, reading up on the riots, let alone the crud virus, living in the sticks seems rather safe.
Seems a day to day thing in the cities.

Winter is like that here
Actually, it's hour by hour, as you never quite know what's gonna blow in
But, I'll take it
Nature has a way of aligning priorities

Town?
Hard get yer hands on something worthy to do
Seems folks wait for some sorta approval, or some official to do something

Here?
Best git with it
Nobody's gonna do it for ya

I'm good with that

woodsman 2.jpg
 

Lakeland living

Life is good
Location
Ontario Canada
Just read an update this morning, more covid cases showing up, looks like Ontario is going back into the isolation bit for another month at least.
Up here, just a light rain this morning so no wood pile today. A trip to town this morning, picking up a few things, hot cup of coffee watching the rain walk up to the shore here. Humming bird checking the windows now me...lol
 

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