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Fall is upon us

Well fall is here on the homestead. I can tell that’s the case because as I sit here sipping my coffee, looking out the window I see a sea of leaves that need to be picked up.

We had over an inch of rain yesterday though, so yard work will have to wait a day or two as it is a mud pit out there in spots.

Noodles is at least looking like a homestead pooch at times.

My in-laws’ dog, Emma, came to stay for the weekend and Noodles loved it.

That was the one moment they stopped rough housing just long enough to get a photo together. All the others look like this.

Well I guess I should go cut some more fire wood. I see the lows will be in the 20s coming up. Have a great day world.

D.

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Waiting on Flo

Good morning world. Just sitting here on Friday morning, sipping coffee, and waiting for hurricane Florence to bring the rain and wind. My storm prep is as done as it can be. My generator got a new fuel filter and although it is many years old, is running like butter. The chain saw has fresh gas and most importantly starts readily. A rear gutter downspout on the House has been….well let’s just call it fixed (sometimes you just have to make it work whatever it is).

Since I last wrote I finished the back stoop rebuild.

Before

And after

I also took Noodles to work with me last Saturday and found he has grown quite a bit. Here he is a several weeks ago.

And now last Saturday.

I hate to break it to him, but I think he may not fit the next time he comes to work.

I went grocery shopping for everyone before the storm arrives.

I leave you today with a photo I took this morning of our bitter melon vine which in this hot, humid weather looks great.

Stay safe to all of you in the path of Flo.

D.

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Well hello there

Well over 3 years was long enough for us and our house is now the home to a new puppy.

It was 2015 that our 13 year old shi-tzu Gizmo passed away. We made the decision to wait a while to get a new dog so we wouldn’t constantly compare them to our old pooch, who was a great dog.

We had been on a waiting list for almost 6 months waiting on our new pup, as we wanted one of several poodle cross breeds that wouldn’t cause allergy problems in our house.

So after a 6 hour trip to South Carolina let me introduce our new Newfypoo, Noodles.

He slept for almost 5 of the 6 hour trip home, instantly winning our hearts as we had somewhat dreaded the long car ride with a whining pup.

The goats and cats thus far are not fans, but I have found my new sports watching partner.

Compared to years ago with gizmo.

Have a great day world.