Monday, July 27, 2009

Monday morning..

Wow, I can chew on this ALL DAY!

Grandpa, don't take my picture..I'm tryin' to pee!

I've enlisted the help of "monkey" to protect the garden!

Happy Monday everyone! There is nothing more beautiful to me than a morning in the country! I awoke at 5am to yipping and barking, Nitchske and Bucky needed to go out to do their business right then! After their normal romping and rolling and stick hunting in their temporary outside kennel, they were ready to eat breakfast. After their breakfast, it was walk time! Nitchske loves to walk the property with his mom and aunt, but Bucky, not so much. For some reason, Bucky does NOT like to leave the comfort of the hilltop to venture into the lowland of the property. Not completely sure why, so I am incorporating new routes to the back of the property to get him to feel more comfortable walking and to wear him out.
On our walk to the garden, the sun was coming up making the soybeans glisten for acres and acres. And, our walk wouldn't be the same if we didn't hear the low "karoo, karoo, karoo" of the breeding pair of Sandhill Cranes that call this home, at least for right now.
Life is great! I love living in the country, I only wish I hadn't waited so long to figure out that life is much better (for me) where I am at today! Wouldn't give it up for the world!
Hope your day started as good as mine did!
R Dean "Slowdog"
PS. Hope you enjoy the pics as much as I enjoyed taking them!


  1. I totally agree! EVERYone should live in the country. Keeps you healthy, keeps you busy, keeps you out of trouble, and keeps you closer to the witness of God's creation.

    Children, especially. Out of the game room, and into the fields! (Thumbs-up)


  2. Love the garden ladder and the rest of the pictures. Yup, living in the country and being responsible for the critters and/or corps is an experience everyone should experience. There are so many extremes, being powerless (electric that is) in the dead of a winter ice storm, and losing chickens to a marauding fox in the early spring, just to name a few that make the calm summer days truly that much more enjoyable. This being said from an urban girl gone rural in only five years.

  3. Kate Mary Betty, can't agree more! However, we have only experienced the joy of being responsible for our garden, fortunately we have not "yet" witnessed as much as you have in your rural years, and hopefully won't (powerless in the dead of winter (very scary) and marauding fox) but that is country living, right? We're hoping to introduce chickens in early Sring of '10. Any advice you have is always appreciated! :-) Thanks for commenting!

    R Dean

  4. Faith, couldn't agree more. There is so much to do and so little time to get it done. I have come to the realization that I don't need to manicure my property like it was in the city. Since it has been so dry, I purposely have not gotten the tractor out except to keep the back trails cut. I have to say, I'm becoming partial to the wildflowers that are springing up all over the front of the property, that's what a farm is supposed to look like, right?

    R Dean

  5. LOL

    I mow around the flowers for as long as possible, too. :)

    We have the horses in the field. They keep it mowed, but we take down the high spots. If we didn't, trees would fill in and this place would be woods again inside of 5 years.