Sunday, December 27, 2015

December Rain

We've had lots of warm temps & rain this month.
Three inches of rain fell on December 26th.

 The creek on the 27th.

Typical December creek.

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Guess Who's Coming To Town?

I attended the local Christmas parade.

Every American parade begins with the color guard.

 The Grinch showed up

 And a pony club

 The local karate kids were there with their mascot

 And the girl scouts had a float 

Mrs. Claus was there to assure Santa was dressed properly

The festive spirit was everywhere

All because this guy was coming to town!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Trail Camera

Every winter we install a few game cameras on the ranch.
Here's what we've found so far.


Me & my neighbor hiking

 Deer playing

Startled coyote

Nice buck


Trail riders

 Curious doe

Monday, October 26, 2015


The little red squirrel is taking winter seriously. 
He's stockpiling walnuts in a dead tree.

And at the base of his home tree.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Finding Garfield

The grandkids are on Fall break, so we did a little day trip exploring the Garfield trail.

Garfield's cartoonist creator is Jim Davis,
 a native Hoosier from Fairmount, Indiana.

Scattered all over Grant county are eleven life-size Garfields.

The kids enjoyed finding Garfield, on a train...

 At a hospital, posing as Dr. Garfield...

 Dressed as a firefighter...

And as a fisherman.

One of our favorites was outside a renowned ice cream shop, Ivanhoes,
where we stopped for lunch.

And we found one dressed as a cool cat in the hometown of James Dean.
We enjoyed being tourists in our own state!

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Fall Fun

Grandpa & I took the grandkids to a nearby apple orchard & pumpkin patch.

 Of course, being in Indiana, there was a corn maze.

Using the tower in the center of the maze, we spotted the boys, Grandpa & Ryan.
They beat us out, by the way.
There was also a giant tube slide that resembled a caterpillar rising 25 feet in the air.
There were lots of fun activities with a hayride, pedal tractors & this barrel train.

 Of course there were apples.

And fresh cider donuts!
And all kinds of pumpkins.
I love autumn in Indiana!