Sunday, August 22, 2010

Summer night....

I thought this was kind of neat....picture probably doesn't do it justice.....the evening star, crescent moon, lighted flag at the park and our gazebo and weeping on the picture if you would like to see it better.

Monday, August 16, 2010


Alas and alack....our sentinel is no longer with us....
......her post is empty....

...and here she lies...a 'messy puddle on the ground'.....

I've been asked what is the 'story behind her' so I will do my best to tell it here....
Sentinel aka 'Becky' (no inference here to our nice new daughter-in-law) was the brain child of one of our employees and a former year on the eve of the gun deer hunting season for our area....(her first life was as an inflatable doll...for riding with you so it didn't seem you were alone....with time she became of less value for that purpose because of a leak....and was rescued from the scrap heap at that time for a new purpose)....she was 'inflated' with 2 x 4's, dressed in a blaze orange coverall and  some sticks were placed just right in her arms to make it look like she was carrying a rifle....then she was placed in (on) her deer stand...this 'stand' was in such a position as to be very visible from the county road that a lot of deer hunters coming in to the area would be traveling if they were inclined to be drinking something other than kool-aid you can imagine what they might have had to say...and even if they weren't drinking anything special... there were lots of looks, lots of Becky stood for a number of years....fading with the weather until last week...her resistance gave way to the elements and she is no longer with us. (Not sure when the burial is to be yet). So this probably ends the story of our 'Sentinel Becky' in the pasture.  Don't think she has much chance of being rescued this time.

Sunday, August 15, 2010


The Sentinal.....

...lies down on the job

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

weekend with Zoie

got milk?....sorry this is a little fuzzy!  (also it is ice cream...homemade!)

busy Zoie!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

summer and the grandchildren

Just some video clips of Nolan and Hannah helping Papa feed you can see Papa doesn't understand that the kids don't know what ho,ho, ho means!

Nolan's birthday!

Zoie reading the paper with Dad