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Sunflowers have Arrived

Monday, August 29, 2016

Almost September

Sometimes in order to write a post, I have to take my camera outside and go for a walk. Somehow this helps clarify my thoughts and helps me to think about what I want to say. I can see that September is just around the corner. I walked out the back door down to the garden. Last week, a skunk had a party in the garden and dug everything up. I took out my tomatoes and we saved what we could of Ron's peppers. Mr. Skunk didn't touch my tiny little sunflowers.

My chickens of course have claimed it for the dust bath area and when I let them out for a little rest and relaxation this is where they come for a bit of time in the sun.

As I continued my walk out the back gate to water the trees and my chickens in the coop. I walked around the corner like normal and I see that my shed door is standing wide open. My first thought was, " Did I leave it open yesterday?" I know I didn't because Ron and I were out there last night when the sun was setting. I realized there were foot prints that were not mine or Ron's and they were fresh. So I put on my tracker hat and began the reconstruction of the invader. Nancy Drew would be proud.

First I back tracked to see where they had come in, they had come over from the new neighbors next door. They walked from the fence first to where Ron's shed is, walked up the ramp saw that the lock was on the door. They then turned and walked towards my shed, looking at the tractor and the lawn mower. They continued on going up the ramp to my shed, opening the door. Nothing that I could see was touched or moved. This is where I think they got scared off.

I am going to tell you why I think this. Since school started, Peter still works full time at the T.V. station. They let him work and go to school and even pay for it. Today he has school in the afternoon so he leaves for work at 4:30 A.M. so he can work his eight hour day and then go to school.

Back to my Sleuthing. Just my idea mind you. Peter went outside to go to work. The would be invader, heard Peter. As I tracked him or her, though I think it was a him because his feet were big. I followed him out in the pasture and the way his foot prints were long strides like he was running, the heel of his foot was deep in the dirt. As I followed him he ran to the back of our pasture to the back fence where he went over the fence to the people who live behind us and what I think down their driveway and out.

I walked again and looked over the fence. Without doing a further investigation and going over the next door neighbors fence to see where the foot prints started from I have to leave it here. I have my suspicions. I just think really it was someone being nosy as nothing was taken or moved.

 So another day, I am thankful nothing was taken. No one was hurt. Its almost September. Fall is on its way. I have new ideas and designs beginning to dance in my head. Colors are finally coming back to my mind for new wool colors. There is just the hint of cooler days each morning. Laughter is around every corner and joy is in my soul.

Have a lovely day,

"Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. (Matthew 6:19)


  1. Wow your Peter is very busy, good for him. I do hope it was just someone being nosy but it does scare one to see such things going on and not know the story. Take care. hug B.

  2. Yikes! Snoopers! I'm glad you are safe.
    It's pouring rain here at the moment. So thankful.
    It's fun to think about fall projects, isn't it? Soon you'll be stirring the dye pot, won't you?

  3. Oh yikes, what in the world? Somebody casing the joint? Time to padlock everything, huh?

  4. Well, the snooping was not good news. Do you have a motion detector light in that area? Must have been someone that wasn't too smart, or maybe young or both... not to know that their footprints were evidence.

  5. That is creepy!

    I thought I heard mice in my wall the other night and I was a little freaked out. Having a strange human on the property uninvited is way scarier.

  6. i was hoping they were non-human footprints. that is not good...

  7. Hi, Kim! This sounds a bit odd!! Do you have a motion-sensor light that would come on with someone walking in the area at night? My husband seems to think that helps. - xo Nellie

  8. "Laughter is around every corner and joy is in my soul." What a nice thought to start the day ! Lovely sunflowers.

  9. Your sleuthing skills are pretty amazing! Hope it was just some nosy Parker!
    Keep looking up & soon it will be wool dyeing time!

  10. Glad that nothing was taken, and that the intruder was scared away.
    Love your little sunflowers, and the cart with the pumpkins puts a smile on my face. Bring on Fall:)

  11. september is in the air around here and i am excited about that. but my almost september garden looks like crap!!!

  12. That would freak me out a bit~you are quite the sleuth!! Glad nothing was taken. Maybe next time the skunk family will scare any intruders away!! I love your little sunflowers. Are they Teddy Bear sunflowers?

  13. Oh my goodness, get a lock for your shed!! And maybe a vicious dog.


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