Lydia getting spoiled.
Brit watches as the barn gets built.
A typical site this time of year: cluttered workroom as we frantically make stock to ship to the Kansas City Renaissance Festival. This is the opening weekend (it continues through mid-October) and we hope sales will be brisk.
A hardware store in the county seat town was providing a very nice free service, testing gauges on pressure canners.
Candy, a woman from our church, was doing the testing. I had my gauge checked a couple years ago so it's fine. I like getting my gauge checked every five years or so.
A neighbor's daughter just returned from three months in the Philippines doing medical missionary work. She brought presents for people, including this hammock for Older Daughter. I thought it was typical Country Kid ingenuity that had her using the tractor to hold up one end.
Some hens just hangin' out by the hay bales.
I went to buy wood from our dealer in Coeur d'Alene last week. He had in stock the biggest maple burl I've ever seen. I put my glasses case on it for perspective.
The nice part about having a pocket camera is I can take photos whenever I like. These are prints being sold in Costco which I thought were pretty. Much cheaper to take pictures than to actually buy the pictures! (Though admittedly less profitable to Costco.)
I got stung by a yellow jacket the other day and decided to try a home remedy I learned from my friend Enola Gay: a piece of juicy raw onion applied on the sting.
Worked beautifully to take the pain away, though I still had a heckuva welt for a few days.
Our evening herd of deer.
Fall color is just starting to touch the ninebark bushes in the woods.
A chicken investigates the wheelbarrow.
Lydia surveys her domain.
The dawn's early light.
Sunrise at 6:27 am this morning.
Early sunshine in the barn.