Cats having fun.

Hoss heads for the tree.
Hoss climbs the tree.
Hoss glowers menacingly from the tree.
Luna watches for rodents on Bopcha’s steps.
Torti is up there somewhere!
There he is.
Can you see the deer in the field?



May is quickly coming to an end.

Pre-Memorial Day clean up at Pleasant Valley Cemetery.

Our friend the Pilated Woodpecker has found another tree to love.

Last of the scotch broom going down.
Pretty flower in the woods.

Cowboys have horses, Sid has the riding mower.

Flat tire on the riding mower.


Logging begins

Logging has begun. We had to bushwhack our way to this location.

View from the watershed road.
Bianca worked so hard that she needed a dip in the swimmin’ hole!

More progress on the little garage.



May is here

Trusses have been added to the little garage.
Bill, Sid, Kay and Diana took about two hours to hang new sheer curtains in the farm living room.

If you look closely, you will see Torti up in the tree. Guess who chased him there? Yep. Bianca.


Sid and Kay

You never know what Kay and Sid might find when they walk the farm together.
Kay bonding with Bianca.


Puller Bear vs Scotch Broom

Sid, Bill, Farm Dog and Scotch Broom’s foe: the Puller Bear!
Close up of the Puller Bear’s jaws of death


The clouds are angry, but the work continues.

Tree near the bridge finally collapsed into the creek along with a sign we so carefully nailed to it saying “creek.”


April showers …

Lots of rain has slowed construction, but progress is made when the sun shines or when the rainfall is minimal.



Bluebells were everywhere in the woods

A lovely patch of Unk’s daffodils

Salamanders abound

Fancy ducks crossing Henkle Way
With Spring comes the invasive battle. This is the before photo, taken after Kay, Bill and Dee had already pulled a bunch of Scotch Broom.
This is the after photo. Not all of it gone by a long shot.

The purchase of a small, battery-operated chain saw was genius!


March and Sunshine!

Kay inspects Sid’s work.

Flat tire! Sid removed, Diana and Bill took it to be fixed and Sid put it back on. Voila! Success and a couple of trips to get firewood from the woods.