Saturday, September 25, 2010

Fall Chipping

Although Dave has used the chipper numerous times, this was the first day that I was home and able to see it in action.

He has a Wallenstein - 6 inch - unit which does the job for us. I hate to move brush (a long time family "joke"). But, I may give in a actually shove those ugly branches into this baby. The grinding sound gives me great satisfaction.

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Book Review - One Good Dog

Book Review
One Good Dog by Susan Wilson
first printed in March 2010

This is another of those audio books that kept me in the parking lots before work - bringing me late to my desk.  From the clever twist at the beginning to the predictable but satisfying last sentence, I was hooked. The alternating readers (from the human view and then from the dog) may seem cheezy - but, it the effect brings deeper meaning into the bond that grows between these two as they struggle for a better life.  It touched my heart.

Your emotions will run the gambit - from chuckles to tears.  This is a great listen for anyone. I give it a 5.
In addition, you might want to read the short blurb by the author:   How, in Writing One Goood dog, I Inadvertently Became a Pit Bull Advocate.

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Monday, September 06, 2010

Labor Day - get ready for winter

The 3 day weekend is almost over and we used it to relax, but still get ready for the winter.  The weather was beautiful with temperatures finally dropping into the 70's and nice breezes.  We all three took a long walk on Saturday and Sunday mornings.  Sunday was a little rough as we tramped around the woods looking for a new path to extend our trails.

Today, I baked the first apple-crisp of the season while Dave worked clearing some brush around an area we may use to extend a "water-hole".  He also brought in the pumpkins and all the firewood is ready for the first fire.

I see that the trees are just starting to turn - hope it is a good year for leaf-peeping.