me, Mavis

I knit. I garden. I co-manage an eclectic shop. I sometimes work in real estate. I sometimes swing a hammer. I always volunteer in my community. I live in an old house with my nice family of one husband and three beastly cats. I have great friends. These are the things that matter to me, Mavis.

Sunday, October 30, 2005

Sunday at Chez Schavis

What a lovely day it has been! We had a leisurely start, sippin' coffee, messin' on the net, etc., then a hearty breakfast before heading over to the new Little House and some outside trim painting. It's amazing how much difference a little dark green around the windows can make. Once we finish, I'll post another picture.

Back home here in the afternoon, and we did a tiny bit of yard cleanup, and some maintenance on the pond. DH did such a good job of cleaning the gunk out of the pump that it is running better than either of us remember. The fish are quite excited (yes, we can tell!) at the new bubbly waterfall which is a far cry from the sluggish trickle that it had become.

In the butterfly garden, nature is completing the cycle by making sure there will be caterpillar food for next spring.

The milkweed pods are popping and silky, parachuted seeds are flying all around the backyard.

Look at how many are packed inside just one pod ... and we have lots of plants, each with lots of pods. Milkweed anyone?

(Yes, Heath, I already have your order and will be potting up a nice little plant for you very soon.

Meanwhile, as we enjoyed a wonderful day outside, the Natives did what they do.

'bella went down under -- no, not to Australia, Mate, but down under our bed where she can snooze uninterrupted ALL DAY.

The Brothers take the high road up to Kitty Klubhouse.

Here Wally will demonstrate the proper technique for safely descending the ladder.

Last, to close today, I'm taking a long shot, here.

DH has this ugly old truck -- oh, I mean, a classic 1956 Dodge C-3 pick-up that is a 1/2 ton capacity with a 7-1/2 foot bed.

Certainly there's a Dodge or Mopar lover looking for this gem from the 1950's? PLEASE send them my way ... I would like to "help" clear out the driveway.

Tomorrow -- The Braces Installation Project.


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