Saturday, August 27, 2011

Saturday, August 20, 2011


I hope we don't get an early frost this year....looks like we might get a good crop!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Working & camping up at Eagle Lake

The project... a sidewalk in the shape of a fish surrounding a picnic area
This is the tail section

Home Sweet Home

Grant's only shade...the lone tree!

Ah to be young!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Thursday Evening at the Plumas-Sierra County Fair

Dorothy came into town tonight to spend the night.  Grant was still up at Eagle Lake (arrived home later this evening), so we went over to the Fair around supper time, ate our annual corndog, and visited a few of the exhibits.  The gardens were especially lovely, as were the vegetables, compared to our poor year last summer.  The number of scarecrow entries was impressive, including ones that accentuated the theme of this years fair, Past and Future!  And of course we had to visit the animal exhibits so Dorothy could bond with the pigs, and the art and quilt barns.  It's "country fun" but I enjoyed myself very much!  In fact, Grant and I are planning to go to the Parade tomorrow morning and maybe the Fair again, since he hasn't been yet (and I forgot my annual small bag of homemade peanut brittle).

Scarecrows, future and past!

A painted cow skull...pretty clever, I thought!

I want one of these!!!


Very interesting looking short-legged goat with beautiful markings!

Grand Champion Pig!  Aweome pig!  Look at those feets!


Don't mind me, I have a strange sense of humor

Dorothy bonding with a pig...we're undecided on his reaction.  Comments?

Al Paca

Best in show (hand-quilted)

Dorothy admiring another hand-stitched quilt

Dr Suess has been at our Fair!  (Cookie judge, perhaps?)

Monday, August 08, 2011

Preparing for a work trip

Grant gets to go up to Eagle Lake for work this week, so he packed up the service truck with his gear for the off-work hours.  He took the tipi and the kayak, both of which he made and is loving getting to use,!  I can't wait to see his pictures when he comes home!