Friday, May 25, 2012


I could tell it was going to be a hot day early as I did chores and took my morning walk.
 As I walked by the upper pasture I snapped these photos of our old retired milk cow "Snowball". She celebrated her 19th birthday on May 9th. We got her from a local dairy as a 2 day old calf on May 9,1993 , raised her on a bottle and then milked her for years.

I was also glad I didn't hear the pecking of any of my Pileated Woodpecker friends under the outside patio. Yesterday I bought some of these wind whirlies to try to scare them off,they seem to be working.

G-son arrived and I went in to get he and I some breakfast. He spent the morning carrying all his "pets" back into the living room and then built an almost life size friend from some snap together blocks. I was impressed !!
I baked 12 caramel, 2 chocolate,3 coconut,and 2 pound cakes before lunch. 
During the afternoon g-son and I practiced his phone answering while I cleaned the bathrooms, washed the windows , swept the porches and patios and cleaned the outside tables.
While I was outside he was on phone answering duty and did okay for his first times except waiting to long and then having the answering machine interrupt him. He'll get it with a little more practice.
It was 86 degrees today and sunshiny ,I got my vitamin D while I pulled weeds in the garden for the chickens who always look forward to a green treat each day.
After #1 son picked up g-son hubbie and I made a trip to town to look for a short sleeved white dress shirt for him to wear as a pallbearer  in cousin Connie's funeral.
On the way home the sun set was just gorgeous. This first pic was in town and I thought it was neat how the sun actually looks like it is in front of these power lines.
As we got closer home out of town I had hubbie stop so I could get a picture without power lines.

Got all my cakes iced and ready to go tomorrow and finishing this post at 11:30 tonight.
Grateful to God tonight for the blessings of health and wonderful family  and praying for Connie's family as they start this next chapter in their lives without her.
Good Night and God Bless.


Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Marilyn, Great picture of the sun... Are you going to get the severe heat this weekend? We are supposed to get it tomorrow and Sunday... I dread it!!!!

Love your grandson's 'pets'... Cute!!!!

Hope you have a great Memorial Day Weekend.


Gail said...

Wonderful photos and once again, a very productive day.

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Far Side of Fifty said...

What beautiful sunset views:)

Tracy said...

It indeed has been beautiful weather in the Carolina's...I've been loving the warmth and we've ben spending time at the pool and on the golf course...lovely photos!