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  • I am so afraid

    8/1/2015 1:45:02 AM, by MISS_VIV

    California is burning. This must be HELL. We have 23 fires going right now, and there are so many who are threatened by the flames.. It must be hell. No matter what we have done, no matter what we have promised or committed to.. there is no way that so many can come out of it untouched by the dem... Read more

  • Moving old/solid 80# bags of cement yesterday

    7/30/2015 1:25:54 PM, by MIMULUSBUG

    Yesterday hubby & I moved about 12 old 80# bags of cement that had been covered by tarp (the solar contractor ordered too many bags for the solar array installed on the hill side behind the house). Anyway w/the rain & humidity over the last 2 months the bags had developed a hard concrete shell in th... Read more

  • Stopped by Black Dog Salvage in Roanoke

    7/29/2015 1:24:20 PM, by MIMULUSBUG

    Last Friday I headed into Norfolk VA to visit family (mom, she's doing good; and sisters -they are doing great too). On Shabbat we went to services in Williamsburg VA to connect w/friends; Sunday I did the factory outlet thing; Monday was chore day at mom's plus help her get organized as new ... Read more

  • TGIF!! Its a great day/weather for shoveling dirt...

    7/24/2015 8:33:17 AM, by MIMULUSBUG

    Well Friday has arrived and its a beautiful cool sunny morning on the farm. Went out to feed the cats and was greeted w/the entrails of another poor country mouse, my big male cat "tigger" is an awesome mouser! All the rain we've had past few weeks has kept things pretty wet & muddy. So glad t... Read more

  • TGIF!! Its a great day/weather for shoveling dirt...

    7/24/2015 8:32:45 AM, by MIMULUSBUG

    Well Friday has arrived and its a beautiful cool sunny morning on the farm. Went out to feed the cats and was greeted w/the entrails of another poor country mouse, my big male cat "tigger" is an awesome mouser! All the rain we've had past few weeks has kept things pretty wet & muddy. So glad t... Read more

  • YEAH! Ate home grown bell pepper last night!

    7/23/2015 10:19:58 AM, by MIMULUSBUG

    Though the deer decimated our raised bed vegetable garden, they did spare my walla wall onions and one lone bell pepper on a plant that wasn't munched down to 7-inches. Anyway hubby and I harvested the lone big pepper on that plant and included it with our dinner salad last night. It was thinner sk... Read more

  • This weeks "Torah Portion" & song "Ancient Words"

    7/22/2015 10:43:50 AM, by MIMULUSBUG

    I enjoy weekly bible study & Torah Portion posted on Torahportions.org. Some of this weeks study focus is on Book of Deutoronomy (English) or Devarim (Hebrew) which means "words". The book of Deuteronomy/Devarim is dominated by Moses’ farewell address to the children of Israel as he urges them to ... Read more

  • FEMALE CATS SPARY TOO!!! What the kittie is this about!!!???

    7/21/2015 9:42:37 AM, by MIMULUSBUG

    There was a huge down pour early this morning and my cats were all sitting in front of the sliding glass patio door whining & staring at me to let them in. OK, so they got in, the rain lasted 2 hours. Then they wanted to be fed- you know 3-cats sitting on floor next to you as I'm trying to check ema... Read more

  • Multiple Small Steps-DEEGIRL50

    7/21/2015 9:16:03 AM, by MIMULUSBUG

    I was checking in on DEEGIRL50 blog called "Multiple Small Steps" and thought they were great so must share w/my other SP peeps: Multiple Small Steps: 1. Cooking my egg McMuffin at home. 2. Adding a few extra steps to my walk. 3. Watching less TV. 4. Choosing a smaller size soda.... Read more

  • Cat bowls found, under the peach trees! & zucchini flower bandits identified!

    7/20/2015 5:13:31 PM, by MIMULUSBUG

    Well, hubby found both steel cat bowls underneath my 5 young peach trees (licked clean-I might mention), which is over 125-feet from the back porch. Then he found evidence of racoon activity (a dozen paw prints) in soft muddy area in the vicinity of raised container garden that is planted with zucc... Read more

  • Raccoon raid (I think) on the back porch this morning...

    7/18/2015 9:14:21 AM, by MIMULUSBUG

    Got up this morning to feed my cats (Squeaky, Tigger & Bootsie) and found total disaster on the porch; broken ceramic flower pots, kitty food cabinet doors wide open & kitty food jar down on the ground & 2 missing stainless steel kitty bowls... I'm thinking that my cats did not lick their bowls cle... Read more

  • NEW MOTIVATION: going to hubby's HS reunion in September, YIKES!!!

    7/17/2015 12:00:28 PM, by MIMULUSBUG

    I've got some new motivation going this month. Hubby has confirmed that there there will be a high school reunion for his class of 1975 this September. He's really looking forward to going and catching up with all his old friends/mates, and I'm going to use it as a bit of motivation to get back to t... Read more

  • Saw a beautiful black bear scampering across country road!!!

    7/17/2015 11:50:20 AM, by MIMULUSBUG

    Yesterday around 9:30 am I saw a beautiful, healthy young black bear scampering across country road known as Willow Bend! It was sooooo delightful and astonishing to see him. I wish I could have taken a photo of him. I've been thinking about him all day; wondering what he might be doing at this tim... Read more

  • GD was baptized today!

    7/5/2015 7:53:23 PM, by SNUZSUZ

    My 14 years old GD was baptized today! it was a beautiful thing and my son (her father) and my DD were there also. She had planned on getting baptized last week, but I think she had made a mistake because no one knew about it, not us, not the church, only her:) I'm glad she was mistaken, because tod... Read more