Friday, December 4, 2020

Tree and town report

 Curbside grocery pickup was a success...we got everything on our list. It was a miracle!  I got gas for the car and went through the car wash...we are having weather that is about 40 F during the day...I will take it.   Far Guy called me for his ride while I was inside the car wash.  He waited outside the clinic in the sunshine for me. 

We drove down Main Street to see the 2020ed tree. 

 

Yup still 2020ed...I wonder how long they will leave it there?

At home groceries were disinfected and fruit washed...even the bananas.   Did you know if you scrub bananas vigorously they turn all funny...one week Far Guy said "What in the world is wrong with the bananas?"  A gentle rinse is what they get now. 

So we are all set for a while or at least another week.  I even ordered some stocking stuffers for the Grands. 

The Covid numbers are very scary in our area.  I wonder if another lock down is imminent...Dial Back/ Gov Walz solution to the pandemic doesn't seem to be working very well here in Minnesota.  Stay safe out there! 

If you have not entered the drawing for the hand carved one of a kind ornament then leave a comment here and you shall be entered. 

I will be drawing winners on Saturday! So I can get them mailed out the next week. 

Far Side 



Thursday, December 3, 2020

For the birds

 I have a feeder that I use in the winter for the Chickadees.  I mix up generic peanut butter ( NO Skippy for them birds!) and black sunflower seeds.   I mix up the goopy mess in a bowl and take it outside and spoon the mixture into the feeder.  Sometimes I am swarmed by the Chickadees as the feeder is placed back on its hook. 


What do you suppose he is saying? 


Chickadees always seem like happy little birds.  

The meatloaf puff pastry was a failure...Far Guy picked his meatloaf out of the pastry.  It surprised me as I thought it was a great meal.  I am usually the person who doesn't like something...not him. 

For those of you who nap in the late afternoon...do you have a hard time figuring out if it is night or day?   Since it gets dark at 4 PM on cloudy days if I am napping late in the day....I have to figure out if it is day or night by what I am wearing.  Now if Far Guy wakes me up and says "Supper is all ready sweetheart."  then I know it is night time. 

We are discussing a Christmas Tree...no one will be visiting...so it seems redundant. I just don't know. My plan is to decorate the house a little at a time and see how it goes. 

Far Side

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Afternoon Out

 While Far Guy was woodcarving and then napping I took off and went to a couple of cemeteries.  

I take photos in two sometimes three cemeteries for Find A Grave.  I also transcribe obituaries if I have them.  I have a backlog of obits to enter ...a good winter project. 

My Aunt Anna's funeral was live streamed on Monday.  I wanted to visit her grave...so I did.   It was a chilly day.


I worked over in the shady snowy spots last summer.  Yesterday I just walked in the non snowy parts. 

Pickerel Lake Cemetery

This is a very familiar spot for me....high on the hill...I have come to this spot since I was a little girl.  The fence used to be right where I was standing to take this photo....now that area has been cleared for a road and more graves. 

I visited a few more graves and then went to a different cemetery close to home.  I made yet another list for that cemetery.  In my leaving no stone un turned I discovered that an old friend's obit was missing ...so I transcribed that for approval. 


The stone gate at Linnell Cemetery

It sounds like the weather is going to be great the rest of the week...I may be able to get a few more photos before winter snows settle in. 

One cemetery they say is 94 % photographed but no one is entering new info...so I just wander around until I find new graves or new headstones...people drive by and honk.:)  The cemetery on the hill is only 47 % photographed...so it is a real work in progress..it is so far out of the way that no one ever shows up while I am there. 

Far Side

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

A Tree 2020ed

 Last week one night we took a trip down main street to see the tree.  


We both remarked that it was a very tall tree.  Taller than most years.  ( Yes there are parking spots on both sides of the street and in the center of the street)


On Sunday morning it was real windy. 


The tree came down.  Luckily no cars were coming up the street.  As far as I know this has never happened before.  I guess even trees can be 2020ed ...what a year it has been. 

Rumor has it that they will put it upright again.  We will see.

Does your town have a Christmas Tree?  Has it ever blown over?  Share the answers to those questions to be entered in the drawing for this years woodcarved ornament.  You can also send me an email if you prefer.  captainconnie2001atyahoodotcom

Far Side



Monday, November 30, 2020

Last November Day

 We had a quiet day yesterday, I worked on sympathy cards and Far Guy worked on a woodcarving.  Church online was fine...the Pastor read Christmas Hymns. 

On Saturday we went down to the lake to check out the ice...there is some but the lake is not froze over.  It was a pretty day on Saturday and 40 F....Sunday it turned cold, windy and it spit snow all day.



Jen sent a photo of Cee Cee. 

What a doll.

Down at the lake the Cattails are fluffed out.  In these strange times you could collect it and use it for insulation in your shoes if the soles need a little help...you could also use it as diaper material...and if you need a natural cotton ball you could collect a few.

 


Far Side