Wicked Scary Ride

I borrowed the Crazy Dog Family’s tractor to try to do a little bit of grading in Miracle’s pasture.

I took a wicked scary ride down the hill on the way!

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I’ve driven the tractor up and down this hill many times, I have no idea why this happened, but it scairt the bejeebers outta me!

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I was sure I was going over but at the end I threw my weight into keeping myself and the tractor upright.

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Not going THAT way again!

Happier things…

Michi is growing up but still loves his bottle

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Summer’s bounty has begun

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Flutter-byes are fluttering

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Blooms are bloomin

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Happy Mid-July

 

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Glorious Chaos

Caring for three beavers and all of our other assorted critters has taken up a lot of the time I normally would have spent in the gardens. Cutting back, staking, lifting and dividing and other maintenance has fallen by the wayside.

The result

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I don’t hate it :-)

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The Boathouse Project

Mr. C. is convinced that I’m a hoarder. I’ve told him to watch that show about hoarders so he would see that I am most definitely NOT. I do save certain things because I can almost always see an alternate use for something. I might be saving something for a future art project. Or certain things carry a memory that I don’t wish to discard. And above all, I despise waste. I can’t stand it when people throw perfectly useful things away.

Consequently the basement and garage are a bit cluttered. Mind you there are NOT pathways carved through piles and piles of things I’ve kept! And I DO make frequent trips to the Salvation Army to donate.

All that to explain why we began the boathouse project. Mr. C. feels like my ‘stuff’ (not his word) is squeezing him out of places for his stuff.

What began as this

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has been evolving

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to become the new home for his boat and his hunting and fishing ‘stuff’.

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It is progressing nicely  and is nearing completion.

Mr. C is one happy guy. And all of my ‘stuff’ won’t be a problem anymore!

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What’s Bloomin

Things have been busy here on The Hill. Critter care keeps me occupied most of the time but I took a few minutes to take some photos of what’s bloomin around here.

I’m really happy with the new colors of Echinacea

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I REALLY love this one with the curled petals!

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The Calla Lilies have more blooms than ever.

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I moved these Callas last fall so they don’t have as many blooms as the others. Can’t wait til next year though. I love these colors!

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The Mordens Pink Lythrym makes me happy

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As does the Bee Balm

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And the Crocosmia

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I guess they all make me happy

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The gardens are all pretty lush this year with all of the rain we’ve had. I have a lot of work to get done out there if this silly beaver would stop taking up all of my time and attention!

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Flat Out Funny

I came across a new blob while on facebook yesterday, this girl is funny! I’ve read a few of her older posts and every single one so far has made me laugh out loud.

Check out http://www.everywhereist.com/blog/  if you need a good giggle! :-)

You’re welcome.

 

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And Here We Go AGAIN!

So the last day we were in Michigan for my Niece’s wedding I decided to check my e-mail and facebook messages to see if my pet-sitter had sent anything. What I found out was that people were trying to get a hold of me because another wildlife refuge in Virginia had gotten in this sweet baby and I guess I’m the official ‘beaver lady’ in Virginia at the moment.

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He/she has a bum leg right now but is otherwise eating well and feeling feisty.

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Right now I’m calling it Michi since I was in MICHIgan for a MICHniak wedding when I found out about him/her. Please shoot up a prayer or two for healing on the leg. 

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More Wedding Pics

As I promised yesterday, here are a few more pictures of the wedding

This is the first time in a long time that the Capris were all together at once.  I love these ladies!

We were having fun in the photo booth that was set up with fun props. Such a cute idea!

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Capri A and Emmy Sue… love these ladies too!

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I am dubbing this Lake Michniak

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A lot of serious fun happened in that little lake!

Getting ready for the bouquet toss

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And lets just get this wet garter off my leg huh?

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And then there was the morning after

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Not the wedding that was pictured in everyone’s mind as they planned and prepared.

But dangit… one of the best weddings I’ve ever been to!

As everyone kept repeating, “They say rain on your wedding day is a sign of good luck!”

It rained on my wedding day and that has proven true for me… so in this case it is pretty obvious that these two are gonna have a long and happy life together!

Thanks for the memories Mr. and Mrs. Michniak  

 

 

 

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