Address Books

My uncle called me Friday. I let the call go to voice mail in order to center myself. I knew he’d call again! 🙃 When he did, he exclaimed he’d tried to call 3-4 times before…. Not. Long conversation short he let me know a cousin in FL had photos that were destined to head […]

August 2021 Island Trip – Day 13

I picked more apples before bringing in the orchard ladder and ‘picker.’ The picker is a basket of sorts on a long pole. On one side of the basket (7-8” in diameter) the metal edges extend up and then bend toward the inside of the basket so you can get these bent bits around fruit, […]

August 2021 Island Stay – Day 12

After a repeat of yesterday’s lazy morning, we: Decided the wheelbarrow was worth putting a few minutes of labor into as well as a couple of washers and screws to hold it together. We will also treat it to a solid tire. There are just some things that one doesn’t need to do anymore… Reinflating […]

August 2021 Island Trip – Day 11

We did indeed stay up way too late, slept in, had a farmer’s breakfast after which my DH took a long deserved nap. I puttered, taking care of small bits and pieces in the barns. We found our crab at the port, fresh out of the pot. It was too hot to take home, and […]

August 2021 Island Trip – Day 10

After putting a final coat of paint on the pump room door, taking and placing a small load of rock from dad’s garden to Stella’s garden, checking one of the apple trees, and then taking an apple to my eastern neighbor, I returned to my mom’s perennial garden to continue working on getting grasses out […]

August 2021 Island Trip – Day 9

Lots of medium and small things happened today: Hawthorn, trimmed off the garden fence early this spring, and not finished by the deer, got moved to the burn pile. I put a gate back on an entrance to the garden. It needs some work, but it’s no longer lying on the ground. The sprayer got […]

August 2021 Island Trip – Day 8

The day started with one of my classmate’s girl friend (and daughter of a friend of my parents) stopping by to take a look at my dad’s kiln. She’s a glass artist. The kiln is a high fire ceramic kiln. The two arts need very different kilns. After the second person stopped by today hoping […]

August 2021 Island Trip – Day 7

My eastern neighbor helped me remove the remaining big fluorescent light fixtures in the lower barn. It took us less than 20-minutes, including moving things around in order to make the removal easier. Now if I could only find someone to take them off my hands! This sort of task is always combined with sweeping […]

August 2021 Island Trip – Day 6

I slept in this morning!! The day started at 8:30 with a call from our applicance folks with their delivery schedule. It took some light management from afar, and the new fridge precedes the remodel! I walked up to our northern neighbor to share the mussel catch. He is just 9-days home from another hospital […]

August 2021 Island Trip – Day 5

I returned to a People Magazine, snack bar and fresh picked tomatoes (on the the table next to Stella’s front door) from my neighbor to the north, upon my return from Tim’s where I ran a load of laundry, and took a regular shower (as apposed to a ‘drought’ shower). Tim was transporting his son […]