Above is the rag rug I made in July. The rags (old sheets) were some I had for many years. The "white sheets had roses on them, so a bit of the print shows in the rug.
I have not done any crafts or sewing in the woods. I did a lot of mending. A lot of cleaning, a few big projects,(new cat enclosure) maintained the other 2 RVs, set up Corgi Cottage, cleaned the Lodge and the attached garage.
Each night going to bed stiff in pain. But it is all worth it. We moved here in 2016 from the lake. But we owned this land (with house, garage and farm buildings we tore down) for 17 years. We have really gone through all of our things here- with 4 loads to the dump. If we don't use it it should not be "stored". Donating isn't an option, our things here are super well loved. We bring our old stuff from home.
This year we only were able to come here for the month, but we got so much done, it feels good. Even if I'm stiff. :o) I accomplished my goal!
I'll do a new post next month on my fascination with rag rugs. I made the one here especially for Corgi Cottage. And yes I called the new RV "Betty" before but it just didn't fit. Neither Grandma liked camping anyway! ;o) I don't think they'd feel slighted in the least!Katherine my granddaughter I've raised, is our nature, wild life photographer. She's 17 now. Above a spider we love to watch. He makes huge webs incredibly quickly!
Elizabeth (18) my namesake, granddaughter I've raised, caught a big Garter snake. This is the biggest they've caught so far. It is in a 5 gallon aquarium - just to give an idea of length size. It looks skinny, I think its hungry!
Katherine caught a salamander. I love these. We used to catch them quite a bit bigger around here when I was a teen.
And toads- so many toads, frogs and tree frogs. Everywhere! They drive our puppy crazy! She wants to chase them! When my sister 3 years younger and I summered in this area, we played with our toads like they were live dolls. I used a tissue, tore holes in it for their arms and made a jacket for mine.Our cats Pippi left, Bunny right. Pippi is a Dwelf Bambino Sphynx. She has the "elf ears" , she has shorter front legs and short back legs, and she is hairless- BUT they do get fuzzy in the winter! Our Violet who is a Sphynx never gets fuzzy. Bunny is a Bambino Sphynx, short and hairless. Pippi was an after thought- not planned, she had a broken tail from birth, no one wanted her- we did! They are 2 and 3 now. Violet is 5!Samson just turned 25. Wow! we worried so much about his heart we never thought he'd see 20. He's doing great. Playing soccer here with the teens. That's a burn cage left.
We celebrated 2 birthdays this month on the same day. I saw these bubble guns on A*m*a#zon. They looked like fun. Every one from 13 - 25 loved them!
Samson posing for Elizabeth. This soccer ball is too hard for him to kick far. Sometimes he's outside every day, busy. Other days he's a couch potato who refuses to take out the garbage! ;o)Usually up here the boys wear socks outside. They rarely like to go in the grass. If they do go in the grass, they have light weight summer shoes and socks.
At home they wear hightops with AFOs. (foot orthotics) Here we are more relaxed. This fall they wanted to go barefoot! The weather was warm so I said o.k. They see that I/Mom never wear shoes or socks anywhere, if I can get away with it. I've been known to forget to bring my shoes home when we leave here at the end of our visit! (I only have 2 pair- not a shoe person!) I tease that shoes and socks are against my religion. ;o)
Above Moses loves using his feet to push his rider. Pauly at the table- he loves that table. Mercy laying down.
The boys have a lot of the same shirts. When there's a sale I buy as many as I can. Often I can't get assorted colors. We also do laundry here every other day(in town-washer)- so as clean clothes come in from the dryer we have here in the garage- they put them back on clean in the a.m.!Julius and Jacob. Julius loves the folding camp chairs. He sets them up and gets out the toys.
Pauly above having a snack of rice, veggies and hamburger. They eat anything I cook now. The first 7 years he was very picky- no mixed food and only meat if its hidden (pureed). So he ended up not eating very balanced food groups. That's why they still eat 4x a day. However now they eat meat- yeah!! Chicken, pork, tuna, everything chopped. They eat it in their veggies or noodles/rice. If it takes too long to eat it separately they won't finish. Here in Minnesota we are teased for cooking lots of "hot dish". (google it ;o) Yes they eat a lot of hot dish. :o) The only fruit they really like is bananas! Or fruit flavored yogurt! Bulgarians LOVE yogurt!
Moses with Pauly. Moses is still picky about how much he eats. Its hard because we'd like him to eat more. But that would cause a battle. We have to avoid that at all cost- he's super stubborn and very strong when he's angry.
Julius loves the bubble guns. He's inching his chair into them!
Moses went inside- he hated the bubbles! He watched from the window when he dared!
Julius shooting bubbles, left, Elizabeth standing, (wearing shirt made by me :o) Mercy standing, Noah far right.
Noah is bubble gun crazy! He can "squeeze" the trigger really good! So we let him shoot 2! He loved it!!
Mercy became giddy from the bubbles. This sweet love has come so far in 7 1/2 years. She's a teenager now, and she reminds us every day! We are so blessed!
I'll leave you with some scenery that Katherine took. Hope you enjoy it as much as we do!Katherine knows how much I love night pictures. The moon at dusk.
The road at almost dark.
The neighbor across the road flooded some of his land for duck hunting. The moon among the dead trees. I wanted her to take a shot like this with our Pine trees. Maybe next year. I love the color of the sky.
The leaf colors were unbelievably vivid this fall.
Behind the garage about 200' away our "gold" trees are always stunning. My favorite- they look like the sun is shining on them, they are so bright in person.
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Till next time-
oh- and this made me smile today-Baby cakes is almost 9 weeks old. She sleeps like this 90% of the time. Our other Corgis just lay flat on tummies with legs sticking out. Rarely on their backs unless in their crate. This girl is too much fun!