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I'm a mother of four grandmother of seven and great grandmother of three. I live with my husband in the house that we built with the help of my brothers and will have been married for 57 years this February.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014


I been feeling a cold coming on yesterday around 3:00 o'clock in the afternoon as I was scraping  another section of barn ceiling. I had a mask on and I was feeling my throat getting dry. When I got home after feeding the calves I took a 1000 mg of time release vitamin C tablet and felt too tired to eat and fell asleep on the sofa.   I've been taking vitamin C at about every 4 hours roughly even during the night and I can feel that it's doing a good job.

So today I'm not pushing myself and I'm taking advantage of the rainy day to stay inside and rest a bit. I made a small pot of soup for lunch to get rid of some carrots.

I saw some little American Goldfinches at the feeders and I dug out my big lens and took some photo through a dirty wet window. I think the one on the left is a juvenile but I could be wrong...

A little Song Sparrow dining alone. A Chickadee came and stole a sunflower seed and flew away with it as quickly as he came. He was too quick for me.

I was trying to aim my lens on the little Song Sparrow on the cement when all of sudden this other sparrow landed on it's back.   The sparrow on the bottom looked up and the one on the top said Oopps and flew away, hahaha.

It was a bit damp in the house and I thought that I would be a good time to burn my spiny roes bush trimmings. They've been drying for a couple of weeks in a recycle bin. My leather work gloves weren't around  so I used my helping hand tool for grabbing things and it worked great. I bought that thing when our Value Village first opened up and only paid a few dollars for it the. I'm short so I use it a lot to reach. I got a few thorns stuck in the rubber tip and used a tweeser to pull them out.

I was careful not to put too much at a time as it burns rapidly then put a few small pieces of wood just to take out the dampness. Now my tummy is full and I'm going for a little nap.

It's the handiest tool, you can pick a whole bunch or only one little stick.

The the fun part is lighting the fire. It burns fast and so I was careful with adding a few small sticks of wood to warm up the house a little. Now I'm off for a much needed nap.
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