I prefer winter and Fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape — the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn’t show. ~Andrew Wyeth

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Saturday on the Homestead

Another beautiful day in the California Foothills. I told someone, who commented, that the storm wouldn't last long because we only allow one day storms here and I was right. Yesterday the temperature rose into the 80's, the sun shone all day and we all put our shorts back on. That's how it is here.

Ivy Lady's bangs were obscuring her view of the canyon and surrounding hills so I gave her a haircut. Her hair was soaked and hanging limp around her face. A lady just can't be having a bad hair day when the sun is shining. She looks much more presentable now.

As usual, Carl was were he SHOULDN'T be. This time it was in my garden. What am I to do? He pulled every leaf (that the storm blew in) out of the small birdbath and was growling at the other dog in the water. Do we have a never ending source of entertainment with this little guy? You betcha!! Never a dull moment with a puppy.

Today we replaced the covers over the boat and the tent trailer. They were ripped to shreds in the wind storm. The covers were already in bad shape so we had ordered replacements recently. Now it looks great and, hopefully, they will be last for a couple of years until we can build a barn. Oh ..., a barn..., and..., and a bigger living room.., more closet space.., a free standing wood stove..., more fencing..., an automatic gate at our entrance.., more terracing..., a donkey..., a covered deck.., and....., oh my gosh,
I'm sorry. I got a little carried away. Must have been a weak moment. I'll just go have a cookie or two. That will make me feel better.
"CARL..., get out of the garden!!!"
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  1. Ahhh... how lovely it all sounds! And it's good to hear a local weather update as well, because my son never gets around to telling me!
    I do have a Calaveras county weather link, but it's just not the same - if that makes any sense! lol!

    I love looking at your garden and the surrounding areas, so keep sharing those photos! ;-)

  2. What kinda cookies you got over there?

    We had huge mushrooms growing in the lawn! Had to pick them out before anyone with 4 feet got them...

  3. Glad the storm only lasted one day. Your pictures are great. I hope you get most of your wants on the list. Carl is a cutie. Have a blessed Sunday. Madeline

  4. What a beuatiful setting you have!! Oh My!! And that puppy, well, cute overload. Love the dirt testing baby bean too....

  5. Glad your storm high tailed on outta there and if sweet boy pup ever comes up missing I've got him here in Wyoming showing him around. We are actually supposed to get to 75 today I hope so.

  6. FarmLady,
    I just recently found your blog and oh so loving it...I live in Portland Or,but was raised in Nevada city,Ca and reading your blog brings me closer to home...your stories and the weather and countrylife I miss...Keep up the good work...


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