Our neighbor knocked to let us know that we had a cute hiding in our hostas in the front yard! Here's a photo: She appears to be a Blanding's Turtle, and I reported her sighting to the Wisconsin Turtle Conservation Program. (You can report sightings here.) She was pretty big - maybe the size of … Continue reading What Did You Find in My Hostas?
Cutting Down Trees!
Our neighbor just had the tree on the lot between us cut down, and my property has SO MUCH more sun. He was a bit irate - he called the power company to have them turn off power to their property in case the tree fell funny, and the company told him they would just … Continue reading Cutting Down Trees!
Puzzling the Neighbors – Gingerbread House Edition
This is a little older, but I wasn't able to get the photos my family took from it until now. I had a close friend, who is military, drop by my parents around Thanksgiving. She has been having a hard time, and I remembered that she loved making Gingerbread Houses, so I picked one up … Continue reading Puzzling the Neighbors – Gingerbread House Edition
We Caught a Bunny!
Wednesday night, after I had gone to bed, our neighbor knocked on our door to let us know our bunny was loose. We don't own a bunny. But, lo! There was a giant white rabbit loose in our neighborhood. So, since I have a proven track record of catching bunnies of all sorts, my husband … Continue reading We Caught a Bunny!
Lawn Mowers Hate My Siding
We've had an ongoing problem with the neighbor's person who mows running the lawn mower with the shield up and peppering our siding with rocks. Sometimes it's fine, but sometimes it punches holes in our siding. We talked to the most recent mower last year and had no further problems for the year. The person … Continue reading Lawn Mowers Hate My Siding
Chili Cook Off!
Our church's Chili Cook Off was this Sunday, and I participated just like usual. It's for some Mission Trip or another. I'm an awful person because I don't pay any attention and just want to support the church. It's ten dollars to compete, and I always compete. Not because I'll ever win, but because that's … Continue reading Chili Cook Off!
Bad News Comes in Threes #2
This one is a little more vague because I try to keep people's personal information off of the blog if I haven't gotten permission to post it. My husband's family has family friends who live down the street from them, and my husband has known this family most of his life. He grew up with … Continue reading Bad News Comes in Threes #2
Taking Down the Mulberry Tree and Why My Neighbor Rocks
We have Very Little land to work with, and a good portion of it has been shaded by a mulberry tree. We've talked about taking it down for years, but we don't have the tools. Well, when my husband mowed the back area down entirely, our neighbor came over and asked if we wanted him … Continue reading Taking Down the Mulberry Tree and Why My Neighbor Rocks