Friday, August 18, 2017

Wendt's 60th Anniversary

September 1, 2017 will be Vern and Dorothy Wendt’s 60th wedding anniversary.  To celebrate their anniversary we are asking any friends/family to send cards of congratulations
to Dorothy and Vern Wendt at 209 N Center St  Flandreau, SD  57028

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Apricot Cocktail Poppers

Apricot Cocktail Poppers

Everyone loves finger foods for camping. Gather ‘round the potluck table or patio and dig into these sweet and tangy bites. Serve with toothpicks plus napkins to catch the finger-lickin' drips.

2 bags, 16 ounces each, small meatballs, thawed
16-ounce can of tomato sauce
1 cup water
1 packet apricot gelatin dessert mix
½ cup sugar
½ teaspoon each cinnamon, ground cloves
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
10-ounce jar of apricot jam

Pile the meatballs into a slow cooker or other container for heating and serving. In a saucepan, whisk everything else together and bring to a boil. Remove from heat, stir to dissolve gel and sugar and pour over meatballs. Heat through.

See more of Janet Groene’s RV-ready recipes at

Thursday, August 10, 2017


I inadvertently put the blog entry below on the Magnolia site instead of out personal one so if it seems a little weird that is why. Too lazy to take it off.😁

Busy doing not much

It does seem as age creeps up on us that it takes longer to get anything done. I am sure my peers would agree. Maybe it is because we have the time and wherewith all to let things go. I am a big list maker and I am ready to make another one. There is a great deal of satisfaction putting it up on the fridge and marking off the projects as they are completed.

ToDo list:
1. Make a list
2. Sand and paint new pantry
3. Repaint little bicycle yard art.
4. Redo west side of garage flower bed

5. Prepare north side of 3 season room and house for planting of hostas
     a. Dig holes for hostas
     b. surround holes with landscape fabric
     c. Plant hostas
     d. Mulch around plants

6. Lay out path for walk to 2nd RV site (Spring/Summer 2018)
     a. Determine number of pavers needed
     b. Cut sod out of path
     c. line path with landscape fabric
     d. Bring in sand
     e. level out spots for pavers and lay them
     f. fill in with sand.

This morning I rode the trail instead of walking. It was cool and still so it was easy riding. I planned to go to Winkleman's Switch but a truck was coming as I was ready to cross Roger's Road so I turned around instead.
On my way south as I was approaching the trestle bridge a bike was on the bridge so I stopped. I pretended I was taking pictures. Well, actually I was but it was an excuse none the less because I do not like to share the space on bridges. Yes, I know logically there is plenty of room for two bikes to pass. I just do not like it.
Here are the pics I took.

Momma and Poppa wren are getting the babes set to live a life of their own. Flying lessons were not going particularly well for this wee wren when it got a grip on the window screen. It wasn't too keen on letting go of it either.

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

News about Edna Nelson

Word from Marie Flood:
 "I just talked to Sandy Williams, Edna's niece. Edna fell in the bathroom and was not breathing and unresponsive. They managed to get her back but she will be in hospital another 4 days to a week. Her family has said she will not be coming down to stay the winter. She may come down with family to clean out her personal belongings.  She has a ways to go before she will be able to do anything.  I know she would love to hear from all her friends.  She is in Pella Iowa hospital, for those of you who know where that is.  Will let you know if I hear anymore." 
Pella Regional Health Center
404 Jefferson St, 
Pella, IA 50219
Phone: (641) 628-3150

Monday, August 07, 2017

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

From Kay Stilson

Does this look like a hummingbird to you?????

She has a thieving Downy Woodpecker! 

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