66 posts categorized "Ocooch Mountains"

high waters

Wow, where did the month of August go?  We have been keeping busy around here and continue to can tomatoes and beans since I've last posted.  We've been having rain and a lot of it lately.  We had rain a few days ago and it ended up as a flash flood where all the creeks overflowed.

Flooded pasture


Swollen creek


Flooded yard

High waters

Fence post 1

Fence post 2

Rushing water

Flood waters rushing

The waters did eventually recede and driving around on Sunday we could see where there was a lot of flooding.



Hopefully we'll start drying out some as we have a lot of work to do around here that needs to get done before the snow flies.

an easter sunday drive

On Easter Sunday we went for a wonderful brunch, we left early and took a scenic drive to get there.







We passed through Amish country.





I hope you enjoyed the scenic drive we took and the sights we saw along the way.  We have had more company come and right now we are dog sitting for our son and daughter-in-laws dogs while they are at a wedding in Minnesota.

life in the hills

New calf


Fog in valley

Egg starters

It's that time of year again when the calves are being born.  I love driving past the farms and seeing the new births.  This morning we woke up to fog coming up from the valley.  The seedlings I've planted aren't going to have the best start as we haven't seen the sun for a couple of days.  So, right now they are under a lamp and I'm hoping that will help get them started.  Right now it's snowing out...WHAT?!?!!!!!!  It's not sticking but it is coming down...sigh!  Oh what an April Fools joke.

morning walk


Monday has come around again, and on my morning walk this morning I saw some sunflowers growing along the side of the road.  I'm not sure if someone planted these or if they are volunteer sunflowers, either way I like them.


mid-summers eve

First cutting

Wow, did you fall out of your chair?  I'm posting two days in a row :)

I love this farm down in the hollow.  This is over on the next ridge from us.  We were heading on our way to get some ice cream (which was closed by the time we got there...insert sad face).

Sitting here this morning with the windows and doors open I can hear the wind rustling through trees.  Mr had opened up the house when he got up this morning as it was very stuffy inside.  For being June 20th it's pretty cool out this morning. 

Tomorrow marks the date for summer solstice, which is the longest day of sunlight for the year, and with that the days start getting shorter and shorter.  I know this day also as mid-summer or St Johns Day.  We have celebrated this day a few times in the past.  We do plan to do something tomorrow but not sure exactly what.  We do have another brush pile to burn so if the rain stays away we just might do that.

How about you, do you do anything for summer or winter solstice?


it's that time of year

No deer yet but Mr has only been out a few times. 

Deer processing

Our Texas son came up for a short visit. We got to listen to him play his Irish Tin Whistle, and Mr and Jay did some target shooting.

Tin whistle

Checking the target

Driving him to O'Hare Airport wasn't bad, tho it was a bit of a trip, we stopped to shop on the way home and stopped for a bite to eat.

Jays visit 1

It's going to be a busy week and I'm going to be taking a bit of a blogging break, with family coming in it'll be hard to get on the computer.  I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving.