Sunday, October 26, 2008


I can't tell if it's fall or winter:

Mostly cloudy early in the evening then clearing. Windy...colder. Lows around 10. Northwest winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts to around 45 mph decreasing to 15 to 20 mph this evening.

Sunny. Highs in the upper 30s. Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph.

Monday Night
Mostly clear. Lows 15 to 20. Southwest winds around 10 mph.

Sunny. Highs in the lower 50s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

Saturday, October 25, 2008


It didn't take long this year for the leave to fall off the trees. Our family has been working diligently to get the homestead ready for winter, but it seems the more we do, the more we need to do! My herb garden is covered with hay, my annual flowers are pulled from my rock garden, and my time is spent in canning. Currently I am working on carrots, of which we had a bountiful crop. I still need to take care of my onions, squash and pumpkin.

Jonathan and Peter are working hard to complete a new barn for the goats, horse and cow. I'm sure our cats will enjoy getting out of the wind in there as well. The work came to a halt later today, as the winds picked up to 20-30 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph. I guess we will have more of the same tomorrow, when the high temperature is forecasted to reach the low 30's. As I am writing this, snow is falling.

This is the new view from the walk out part of our basement where we are living. Jim cut down quite a few trees from around the shore line of our lake, and with the leaves down we have quite a nice view. Some day after we move upstairs we will evaluate whether or not to take down the trees that are still standing between us and the lake.

Mom's Birthday Party

Jonathan posted this photo of our family that was taken at our friend Paulette's house. This was my 5th birthday spent in the Turtle Mountains! The boys sure have changed since moving to the country.

Saturday, October 04, 2008

What's Happening

I am sorry that I haven't had time lately to blog, but if you go to my son Andrew's blog, you will see some photos of the newest happenings over here.