Saturday, January 28, 2017

Eagles etc

We were up at the church to help with the monthly Harvesters distribution this week.  It was a blustery day Thursday but we loaded potatoes, carrots, blueberries and several ready made meal kits into cars for nearly 100 families.  The November and December distribution families were down.  Maybe food was available in other places.  We jumped back in full force this month.  (Just as a side note about the food we receive for distribution from Harvesters.  I know there are sources for this food that I don’t know about, but I do know that a lot is donated by WalMart.)  

We were only a mile from home when I received a text from our neighbor Brenna telling us there were Eagles in a field nearby.  We immediately flipped a U-turn and headed back.  Turns out it was an Eagle family working on something dead, possibly a dead coyote.



We know of a huge Eagle nest over by Clinton Lake but don’t know if this family calls it home.  It is always a treat to catch a glimpse of these majestic birds.

A little later in the day, I walk into the bedroom to see a possum helping itself to some of Dan’s treats out by the windbreak. These lowly, relatively ugly animals don’t have the reputation of Eagles, but just as equally share our neighborhood.


Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Landscaping Phase 4

Bet many thought I was just dreaming about doing a little something more to the front of the house.  Rightfully so, because we are not ones to change what we like in decorating—think orange countertop that is obvious in so many of my pictures.

However, just in passing, Kim saw something on Fixer-Upper that she thought would look good on our house.  In fact, it almost had to be a pause in the program to really take note of the detail.

I’m talking about shutters on the front of the house.  Like I said earlier, we’ve always thought the landscaping was enough to finish the front “look.”  However, our kids are usually right on their assessment and the consensus was that we needed more.

Dan is always able to come up with the solution.  So, here are our shutters made with fence panels with simple crosspieces.  The color was our choice.  We like that it isn’t too much contrast but yet looks good with the color of paint on siding and roof shingles.