Saturday, September 12, 2009

Biking and Buddies

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Every morning I either take a walk or go for a bike ride. It is time for me to listen to the type of music I enjoy rather than having to be tortured listening to Bob's or Luke's music. Their tastes are a little too loud for me.

My morning ritual also gets me out in the fresh air, enjoy the scenery and get some exercise. I am trying to stay young! =)

The following pictures were taken this morning as I pedaled along the quiet road. There are a few neighbors and really wanted to take a picture of a lovely old barn that is along the route but the little old lady and little old man who live there were not home this morning. I can imagine them out doing their shopping for the week. They are the sweetest couple and still act like newlyweds. So the picture will have to wait for another day.

The route I take is approximately 2 miles...although most days when it is beautiful out, I will continue along my way and cover about 4 miles.

I better enjoy the weather while I can before the temperatures begin to drop.

I love the quiet time to myself. After returning home, I finished up the breakfast dishes, tidied a bit then headed out to the garden. I dug enough potatoes for tonight's dinner along with some carrots and 5 yellow and 3 green beans. Yep, that is all our crop provided for us this year was 8 beans!
Company came and went .... on Saturday's it is usually very busy around the old homestead. I visited with Nicole (Bob's niece) while Pasie, Bob and Luke went for a four-wheeler ride.
Nicole and I sat in the shade while watching the ducks play in the pond. While we chatted, my hands were busy crocheting and knitting. I have a tendancy to have a couple different projects on the go so I don't get bored with one or the other too easily.

While I began to prepare a meatloaf dinner, our neighbor who lives behind our property gave us a call and asked if we would like some of the beans from his garden. Would I?!!! You bet!!

Neighbor Dave is the best gardener in the area and always has an abundance of produce which he is more than willing to share. So he rushed over to drop off the above so I could get them on the stove for dinner tonight. What a treat! They were delicious and I ate the cucumbers like they were candy. Didn't really want to share but I did. =) In return, I gave him a bunch of carrots and peppers that I had picked this morning.
So as the sun is setting this evening, we reflect on yet another beautiful day and wonder how long we will be lucky to enjoy such nice weather.


  1. What a beautiful day! I generally have 2-3 projects on the needles also. I cant just "sit". What a great neighbor!

  2. I am so glad that you shared pictures of your personal bike path!! It looks to peaceful and a great say to start your day!!


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