Psalm 90:10, "The length of our days is seventy years—or eighty if we are strong....
Three Score and Ten the Introduction,|
Well here we go, After 50 years I am going to take another attempt at writing. The first time was the Palmer writers correspondence school in 1969. The writing will be not a book that will be written with the idea of being published, But will be a writing of thoughts unencumbered by possible publishing and monetary gain. This writing will be a hybrid of Journal and Reminisce. It is important to me that the writings are my true thoughts at the time, not influenced by any factor. The writing will try to explain how a 70 year old white, male USA citizen now relates to today's world. Is every oldest generation lost in their own world, that they aged into? What do I see, and feel as I age farther. I know I am not normal as in what this world today would consider normal. But I hope I am in the ball park writing the thoughts of a 70 year old. I hope for you to learn to know who I am, As I search for Who I am at 70+ This work will carry on until I am no longer able to think or write. This will be done on a nearly daily writing interwoven with a life's reminiscing. This writing has been in the planning for 10 plus years. and I have now made it to this starting point. This writing is dedicated to My Wife The Kitten, My family, My grand children, Lukas, Levi, Luis, Lydia and Sonora Pearl. I thank you God that you have allowed me to have your Three Score and Ten Time.
We are having a different kind of week this week. We are actually doing some short day trips. Yesterday we took in a antique mall and a stroll about a small town. Today we took in a museum in a different small town. And tomorrow we hope to take in another museum. We are trying to be within a six hour time window. We are not taking the Little Dog so that is about how long the wife is comfortable leaving the little Biscuit. We have hoped to do day trips for the last two years, but it never seems to work out.
We have been planning this week of trips for some time as a little celebration of our 25th anniversary. The anniversary was September 8 and it has taken this long to get this far. The wife has not been making a meal also, and after eating some bad expensive take out I am very Thankful that she is a great meal maker. Next week is back to the north, There is wood to make and hopefully fish to catch. Then maybe another day trip the following week. But the days are getting shorter and the do list is still abundant. But now it is getting late, so have a Blessed Evening
I have been wanting to write all day, but other things went ahead. It is only 4:30, Had my main meal of the day Zucchini Fritters and and a radish sandwich along with cottage cheese. It was good but now I have fallen asleep for a half hour. That never used to happen. I would eat and run again. With no time to fall asleep. My how the years have changed things.
At the north location last week we did get the To Do List done plus a few extras. We got close to a freeze up there. We still have some flowers I would like to see one more time before freeze. We put the hummingbird feeders away for the season. We purchased one new feeder as a replacement feeder for next year, How is that for optimism. We now put out Bird seed and Suite at this time. Next up for the north, wood cutting. We like popular wood as it does not burn so hot. We only heat with wood in the evenings and let the fire go out when we turn in, But it can get to hot with hardwoods. But we cut more wood cleaning up the woodlot then what we use in a season. We do not go up enough in the winter to burn a lot of wood. I am having a hard time dealing with the snow up there now. It is all I can do to handle the snow down here. So we will go up until the snow gets to deep for me to handle.
As the weather cools down here I will start painting work on the garage. It is revealing how long a project takes me now. I am trying to hire some help for the garage paint. After the roofer this summer I am a little gun shy. I figure I have about 6 weeks of decent painting weather left. I should be able to see it done.
I have an internet auction going off tonight. I does not look good for me at this time with my bids.
Guys, Turn off the chicken coop light!
I will write again soon, Take care all
We are getting ready to head north. There is always much to do there, This time it is lawn mowing and mowers to clean and put away for the season, Hurray! Then I need to do some tree clean up from a wind storm, trees have fallen over our wood road. And potatoes to sort and clean up, A short crop this year due to deer damage and being too wet. And the never fail to need doing, Strawberry weeding. But I want to get in some bass fishing.
When we return we are supposed to take a few short days to celebrate our 25th anniversary. The wife was okay with putting it off two weeks. The Little Dog makes it necessary to do day trips so we make adjustments. We are now walking with a painter for the garage. So we will see what happens on that front that may affect the day trips. I sure hope the painter is more competent then the roofer was.
But things should start winding down here and becoming more reasonable. Who knows I might even get to writing more.
I hope you all have a great week
It is still dry in the garden, And warm also. But the season and chores need to go on best as possible. We are cleaning out the garden as crops fad and go through there season. Something like us, we fad away also and are then replaced by a new crop of human life. As best we try we can not stop the seasons, And for good reasons. We are not going to plant fall spinach and radish this year. It is because of the dryness and also I am tired. The git up and go has got up and gone. I have many things to do before freeze up so I need to prioritize what I do with my productive time
Since I have written last I attended the Brothers Fishing Trip. It was a success. There were six of us out of seven still with us. I have not seen two brothers for a couple of years. It was a good time and many fish were caught also. What is note worthy is that we all get along, No fighting or jealousy. Our mother is looking down with a smile on her face, along with all of our past family. I Love my brothers, but it is nice to catch more fish then they do. Next week I need to take the boat back with us north. It will be good to get the biggest part out of it out of my garage here. I cannot fit the whole thing in as the Flea Market inventory blocks the way.
Speaking or should I say writing about Flea Markets we took in one last Sunday as attendees not venders. It was a new flea location for us to visit. Being a Sunday of a Saturday and Sunday there was a small crowd and the inventory was picked over. But it was a nice day, It is not a long drive and I did manage to find a couple of good buys. We will go back at some time, Most likely next fall. The market is only held spring and fall, that being twice a year.
Now Lukas and Levi I am going to give you a phone call and find out how the chickens are doing.
I hope you all have a Blessed Evening
It has been awhile since I have written, Not by choice. I really have the desire to write but the fingers and mind are weak. But to day I have a little time, So I will write. This spring summer has been a whirl wind. We are now emptying the garden. There is a lot of empty space. We pulled the melons and cabbage today. The garden down here in the south of Wisconsin was decent. The dryness and some what above normal heat did not cause lack of production. We still have somethings out but the garden is made and closing for 2021.
Now up north is another story. We dug the potatoes or I should say what there was of potatoes, only about one bushel. There were lot's of problems there, A late planting due to wetness, Potato sets over sprouted, Wetness though the season, Deer eating them off more then once, and Potato beetles. But we are thankful for what there was and we will use them wisely. I remain optimistic that next year will be better.
Monday I leave for a short three day fishing trip with my brothers. it looks like my brothers from Texas and Missouri will attend. I have not seen them in a couple of years, it will be nice to see them. I brought the boat down and will pick up one brother on Monday then come back for the boat and leave for the fishing destination. There will be six of us this year. We have been doing a fishing trip yearly for about 30 years. Now the task is to catch more fish then the brothers, not an easy task.
Tomorrow the wife and I are hoping to take in a Flea Market as customers, not as fenders. We like to do that once in awhile. It is interesting and hopefully rewarding to view other peoples sales technique. I always hope to learn something new. There is so much yet to learn and the days grow short.
I am getting sleepy and we still need to go to the grocery and get supplies. Lukas and Levi did you get the cows scraped down? How I miss those Grandkids and the cows. Have a Blessed Week, Please