My woodpecker problem


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This little bird has done quite a bit of damage in just a week.  In a week he has made a whole right through the siding board on this side of the house and is working on some others on the other side. I’ve got someone coming out to see what I can do…. They are protected, so you need to make sure that you don’t injure them.

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More like fall


Today we had our first frost here in SE Michigan.  It a cool crisp morning, but the sun on your face make it feel so good out.   The temperature is 33 degrees, but it does not feel too bad out really.

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Apple Picking


Today we went to a local Apple Orchard to pick apples and get a pumkin. It was a great day cool crisp morning, perfect for this kind of outing.

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There was some neat old equipment that looked like it had been there a while!

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Meat and more


Tonight we are making pork roast and cornbread on the grill.    Complimented by asparagus, mushrooms and onions along with mashed red potatoes and gravy….. yum I cant wait.

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Finally some sun!


The past week we have had a lot of rain…. which we really needed because its been pretty dry lately.   But having said that, its spring and yesterday we had rain, sleet, and snow not necessarily on that order.    I just want some sunny 70 degree weather on a weekend where I can enjoy it!

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My Day with “little people”


Today we went over to with Bethany’s class.  Today was the last weekend for the “Babies” program where they have all the animals that were just born out for the kids to see, touch, and pet.  It was a lot of fun… they have a working Dairy Heard, Horses, Sheep, Chickens, Ducks, and etc.

The neatest item was the seeing eye pony – that’s right a seeing eye pony.  This woman uses this little horse to lead her around because she is blind.  We talked to her for a bit and she told us a bit about the horse and her situation.

 

We also have a guest for the afternoon – Miss E.  She is quite busy these days and very talkative.

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The Mom to Mom sale


This is an amazing phenomenon here in Michigan.  I don’t know that I’ve seen it in the other states we’ve lived in.  Its really a good idea…. my wife is drawn to these sales to purchase things for for her classroom.

 

I am amazed that people will show up on such numbers that there is a line out the door of the elementary school, and around the corner on a cold and rainy Saturday morning.  I am two blocks away watching this parking lot fill up while my wife shops.

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