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August 8, 2008


I've been impressed with Julie's new hobby, or should I say passion. When she and Dave bought their house a year ago, it had a crumbling retaining wall in their front yeard. Julie decided to rebuild it and got some advice from a freind who is a wall builder and horticulturist. Then she was off and running.......

Nearing the end.

Memorial Day weekend she attended a walling workshop at Mohonk with approximately a dozen other people.

Julie and master wall builder Dan Snow

The final project

Needless to say, she came back with renewed enthusiasm (not that she lost any along the way) and voila!

Almost done!

And where does the "Lucky Us" title come in? Julie does not want to be without a project and has asked to rebuild a "farmer's" wall at Thirsty Boots. She'll use it as a learning project and who knows....perhaps I may add a stone or two.

She's already started....

Here's the wall she'll be working on.

First she dismantled the wall.

She found some rocks underneath that need to stay where they are.

Here are the rocks waiting to be put back. Julie will sort them into different piles before beginning.

So here we go.

I'll keep you posted on her progress.

August 10, 2008


Heather bought a boat and took us out on the Connecticut River yesterday. we took off from the Old Saybrook boat launch and headed up river to Nott's Island across from Essex. It was a glorious day and I hope we get invited back!

Heading up the river

Dad gives her a few pointers about reading the river

Heather's boat, "Feather"

Heading back down the river, Heather shows us how fast the boat can go.

August 16, 2008

Silly Kitty

Oh good Lord......don't let me disturb you! (I couldn't resist taking this photo.)

Jay Blue makes herself comfortable on a bed.

August 25, 2008

Silly Dog

Oh dear...it's August., The pond water is down, leaving the banks soft and boggy and Tucker looking like this...


August 26, 2008

A New Acquisition!

As a result of a wonderful hour and a half ride on 400 beautiful acres on the Connecticut River yesterday, I went on Craig's List and today bought the following. This will broaden my trail riding possibilities and I will hopefully be invited back to Lord Creek Farm again!


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