Thursday, July 24, 2014

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Year 3, Day # 285 - Happy Squirrel

Before I had left for the north in June the squirrels would come running whenever I turned in at the park. They knew me by the roasted and salted peanuts in my bike basket. I kept wondering if the squirrels will remember me when I return to Pinecraft? This one was laying flat, stretched out on the fence and just stayed in that position while I biked up to it and tossed out a few peanuts. It took its good old time in deciding if he can trust me before taking the peanut. He was on his second peanut when Lucas came around for a visit and so he scrambled up the tree. But that is okay, for the squirrel will be waiting for me tomorrow evening. 

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Year 3, Day # 284 - Traveling Via Pioneer Trails

I was gone for almost seven weeks and for the most part I was without Internet service, except for the phone, so I didn't keep up with Project 365. I am simply going to start with yesterday's photo rather than going back and finding a photo for each day I didn't post. I am using yesterday's picture because yesterday and today all blend into one long day riding the Pioneer bus from Berlin Ohio to Sarasota Florida.

  Yesterday the Pioneer bus picked up three young mothers, two men and a number of children at the Mt Hope bus stop. They got off somewhere between Columbus and Cincinnati where a new Swartzentruber Amish community got established a few years ago. Using the Pioneer Trails bus makes for convenient traveling especially with small children, rather than using public transportation like Greyhound bus. Thursday when the Pioneer Bus returns from making their run to Florida, these people are ready and waiting to get back home.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Year 3, Day # 282 - Sunday in Arthur Illinois

An early morning view from the Otto Center, where we had our last Family Gathering before each one going our own way, either heading home or going further West. We had a good weekend.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Year 3, Day # 281 Prairie Sunset

A Prairie Sunset. Florida doesn't have all the beautiful sunsets. This sunset in in Arthur Illinois.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Year 3, Day #280 - Gertie's Sheep

Gertie's Sheep keep her orchard grass short and mowed with their teeth. They got the babies born and wool cut. So they ought to be fine for the summer.