Thursday, May 21, 2009

Dogs on Thursday Post

This month has really flown by and I have so much to post about and pictures to share. But today's post is for the dogs!

Tuesday night was such a nice night that the pups and I decided to skip what needed to be done and just go for a plain old fashioned hike. So we did for two hours in the deep woods behind the house. It was so pleasant, warm, peaceful, serene. The pups had a really great time and when we returned home they were plain old fashioned tired out!

I will apologize in advance for the pictures because I didn't think to take my camera but did have the cell phone with me. Poor Sampson's pic didn't turn out at all as he was nothing but a blur so I will skip that one and just share the other three so maybe you can get a feeling of just how peaceful it was.

A purple trillium, rare around here.

The deep woods. I just love the ferns!

And so does Dew!
Happy Dogs on Thursday!

Monday, May 4, 2009

6 Miles Isn't Bad

Hubby and I went for our bike ride on Saturday evening. Since we were out of practise, we were hoping to just make it back in one piece! I have to tell you though the hardest part about the ride was figuring out how to get the bike rack onto the car!

Once we got to the bike trail the rest was a breeze and that expression "just like riding a bike" is very true. No accidents, no problems, just fun! It was a nice warm sunny evening for a ride and the trail was so peaceful. We saw a deer, ducks, geese, lots of gorgeous wild flowers, waterfalls, rock formations, I was so busy enjoying that I only took a few shots...

a gentle waterfall...

Hubby posing for me :-)

He so enjoys getting his picture taken, lol, but he is a good sport!

Wild Flowering Dogwood, was everywhere through the forest, just beautiful!

Overlooking the river, standing on the old railroad trustle.

Zooming in on some Merganzer's from atop the railroad trustle.
We really enjoyed this trip, having time just by ourselves and the peace and quiet. We are going to do this again in the near future, and take a picnic supper. Can't wait!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Inside One Cackle Way...

All is not quiet in the hen house...there are some new kids on the block...and they are making themselves known and at home!

They sure have gotten big since this was taken.
My Dad had made me this nesting box last year that I never got a chance to use after the Big Chicken Massacre. The hens are definitely making use of it this year. On an average they are giving me 35 eggs a week!

The hubby and I are off to the bike trail for a ride together. We used to do this when the kids were younger, but when they hit the teen age years when it was more cool to be seen in a car then on a bike we kind of got out of practise. I started back up last year and this year hubby is going too! It will be fun and I am taking the camera too!

Friday, May 1, 2009

In the garden...

Just some quick pics to show that April Showers really does bring May flowers...

and rubarb...

and strawberries...

more chores....

of course the hens are just delighted with all this recycling and going green...

I just love this weather!