Morning in the Woods

Our main purpose was to cut a log blocking the creek trail.
Kay brought her bear/cougar spray to protect us.

Scott, our farm forester, was in the woods marking trees. We had an unplanned but welcome meeting as a result.

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.