Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Sorry for the Delay

Since I've had this blog I've never taken so long to write a post well here goes it's a big one. 
Our boat

 Bob on Monday with his silver salmon. He went out in the boat with friend Dee. They catch salmon, halibut, and rock fish.




We decided to move the coop to use the former dog pen for the chickens. The coop weights several hundred pounds and we tried several ways to haul it and in the end had to just muscle it along. We got it moved and covered with a fish net to keep out the eagles, owls and goshawks. I sold 6 of my hens as planned. I made sure they got good homes too. These chickens are so tame. As it turns out one of them is a rooster who has recently been sick but yesterday he pulled out of it and is back to normal after a week. He is the sweetest rooster so far.

On to what is going on in the craft room

A dress Autumn made.



Above Autumn my student made a wall hanging for her Mom for Christmas. She has since added a black border and binding.
Next are all things I've made for Christmas projects to give away to friends and family. 

The Sandhill cranes stayed here with two 'colts' until August 1st. We had people staying in the cottage that day and I think they didn't like them there and just up and left. The only problem was one of the colts was not ready to fly yet and the three of them just flew off and left her. Here you can see her sitting waiting and watching for them. Poor thing had to wait 11 days until they returned and got her. 
Below is a video of when they returned. They come back to visit off and on and are flocking up now with the other cranes to make that long migration to central CA. in mid September. 

The fat moose twins visited us all summer. 

Bob picking raspberries at a friends. I put up 40 1/2 pints of jam this summer which was peach, apricot, blueberry, and raspberry.
The boys say sorry for the delay in posting. Their Mom has been busy. Pan had surgery on a lump under his chin which turned out to be an abscess. The vet found grass seeds in there. The two of them eat grass like cows which isn't all that good. I try to stop them but am not successful all the time.
*A report on the pheasant we raised and let loose at 6 weeks. They migrated up this subdivision and are still around higher up I get reports on them in a flock of 20.

I'm going to Paris and parts in-between Normandy next week. So I'll be posting about that next.
Nan




12 comments:

margits bastelstube said...

dear nan,
fine, that you are here!
you Show us great pictures - the boar, the salmon (i LOVE salmon),
the moose....)- so i hope you have enjoyed the summer !!!
many greetings
margit

Penny-Rose said...

great to catch up on what you have been doing. Hope you have a fabulous time on your trip.

vivian said...

Nice to see you here! I had wondered about you several times. Im glad all is well and you seem to be busy as usual. wow Paris! good for you! have fun and take lots of pics for us.
have a great day
xoxo
vivian

Sandy said...

Busy summer for you, Bob and the boys! We are having a house built in Ohio so we can move back close to family. We will have lots of bells and whistles....including a huge hobby area with lots of good lighting planned. We have signed up for a River cruise from Paris to Normandy for next May! Can't wait to hear about your trip.

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Well you certainly have not been sitting idle this summer! Busy, busy! Glad you checked in with blogland.

Debby said...

I don't think my first message went through. Antonio, so good to see a post. You are a busy one. Love the boat. Do you use it for other things than fishing. All your critters and the boys have to keep you busy. Love those fairies and knomes.

Debby said...

I don't think my first message went through. And so, so good to see a post. You are a busy one. Love the boat. Do you use it for other things than fishing. All your critters and the boys have to keep you busy. Love those fairies and knomes.

Debby said...

Dear Kindle, who is Antonio. Please don't change my words. Just saying......

Jordi said...

Que salmón mas guapo.

Inger said...

What fun it has been to catch up with you. Fresh salmon! It doesn't get any better than that, well maybe raspberries right off a bush. It was great to hear from you and to catch up. Have a wonderful trip.

Terra said...

I like the cranes, moose, and your new home for your chickens. That is a gorgeous fish your hubby caught.

MIS PAPELICOS -Mis P said...

Hello dear Nan, no I haven´t forgotten about you life just got busy. We moved house and had a beautiful grandson; but all of the sudden I needed to hear the little bell of your blog as we appoach cooler weather

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