Thursday, April 29, 2010


These pictures were taken about 10 days ago. Mia and her children have successfully tended their 6 baby laying hens. They are hoping for an egg supply this Fall.

They are not allowed roosters in the city of Des Moines, so alas, there will be no babys.

Monday, April 26, 2010

My friend Denis and I watched baby Kirk Sunday afternoon. Kirk, Holly, and Lacy went fishing and mushroom hunting. We all had fun.

Monday, April 19, 2010

APRIL 2010

Sunday was a nice day for trail rides.
Jan and I rode on the Island in the morning and in the afternoon with the Monroe County Saddle club. The Des Moines River is wide near my property.

Bootie is trying to tell me to change the channel on the TV. He prefers cartoons to the news.

Happy Trails.

Friday, April 9, 2010


My friend, Jan, plus her family, are on Spring Break vacation in Florida. This is my virtual Florida vacation. Thanks for sharing.

Thursday, April 8, 2010


Jasper, Great Grandson, is holding a yellow egg.
Madison, my brother Jack's, granddaugter has a bright pink dress. Lacey Fay is sitting on the walk. The men are left to right Kirk, Jack, Joe, and Mike.

Bootie is my Easter basket gift 24 7.

We had a happy Easter, Glen was missed.

Lots of family were in other places. Carrie, Crayola, and Cathy. Sundance, Jorgen, and Gretta. Mike and Kelly.

Skyler was present and I gave him my bicycle. It is a 27 speed and almost brand new. Since I have the mules I rarely ride it any more.

Baby Kirk was to little to look for eggs, but watch out next year.


Dear Friends. I have been so busy with the coming of Spring. Good Friday the potatoes and onions were planted and shallots. First the garden was plowed and cultivated. Lacey helped me. I went with friends to collect money for the Pony Express. The organization supports Easter Seals.
Next was Easter Brunch with family. Easter Egg hunts.

Also an old house was pulled over and part of it has been recycled. There was yard cleanup and fence to fix. In other words, I have been busy!

I also have a new best friend and he has been taking up my time as well.
Sylvia tried on her new dress on Easter Sunday. She is wearing it to a wedding.

Kirk's older children, Jorgen and Gretta, were in Knoxville Saturday to help little sister, Lacey, find Easter Eggs. Kirk is in front of the old house on the corner which was pulled down with Rick
Menards tractor.

Ron carried the Flag and Christi presented the checks to the Easter Seal Commitee.