Monday, July 21, 2014

Safely Tucked Away At Home

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I am safe from the fire, it is 40% contained.  About 100 homes were threatened but none were damaged or lost.  We were downgraded to level 1 on Sunday and many breathed a sigh of relief…..as I did.  My friend Sallie, said the fire was just across the road from her long driveway…..that would have been too much for me!  I was 7 miles away and that was way too close! 

 

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Back to canning today.  I am ready to can up my Bread and Butter Pickles, like those on the right.  I already did 19 quarts of Dill’s, so my Zucchini Relish is next.  Not sure I will get that done before I head out camping to Elk River, ID, on Thursday.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Long Hot Days of Summer…

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….bring long hot fires.  This one hit close to home and some were being evacuated nearby.

 

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Things were tense and all I can think about is…”what should I take”?  A really scary thought….what are the most important things?  My animals are dear to me but I’m not sure the chickens could come along.  What would you do?

 

My first thoughts are photos…of my loved ones, here in the now and those I have lost.  But then you think, nothing matters as much as life, not your home, nor your possessions!  Just the essentials, you can start all over on the rest.  So I would have hitched up ‘Driving Ms. Daisy’ and I would have had a new home on the road.  And you know, I would have had the essentials, ‘cause she is already packed with them.  As she always is throughout the summer.

 

So my plan was….fill my tote with the essentials, phone, camera, money, the irreplaceable photo albums, business files and then hook up my vintage trailer and head out.  A plan in the making.  Do you think I forgot something?

 

Just to let you know we are on high alert here.  The copters with water buckets are flying over but we are not in immediate danger yet.  I will keep you posted.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Summer Daze

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I got to spend some time down at Riverside State Park, here in Spokane. with a couple of friends, for a couple of nights last week.

 

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It was gorgeous, as usual, and this time very hot.  If you notice the water line…it was down about two feet from the first part of June, when I was here for Farm Chicks weekend. 

 

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At home the girls, down to three, as the other three were roosters, are growing and very happy now that the boys are gone.  I got my first egg yesterday from this one, Annie Oakley. 

 

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Sunset have been gorgeous these super hot days. 

 

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Have a great weekend. 

 

 

S