Tulips on the River Bluff

Here we go.  This is from a couple of weeks ago, but we still have some bloomers:

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Kim does more yardwork

Despite the fact it was in the 90’s and humid, Kim set out to do yardwork, seemed to be mostly pulling weeds and trimming brush.  But she got to use her new John Deere dump wagon.  She was so happy.

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Kim and Dogs Clean up water feature

When we bought this house we knew there was a water feature in the back yard, but we just started to dig it out to see if it is functional.  Full of oak leaves is not functional.  Amazingly the pump survived the winter outside.  However, our new pond lady said it was not big enough to do the job.

So Kim and her Cardigan Welsh Corgi helpers (well really Aylssa) started to clean it out.

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Did you notice her lovely lavendar boots?

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Yard Work Galore

Okay, the family is back in yard work galore.  But the big question, if we took all those oak leaves out last fall, why are there truckloads still on the ground after the snow melted?  I was excused because I am slow and because I injured my leg after 9 days in the Winnebago at a dog show.  Can we send out an airplane and send down an aerial glue spray to keep all those leaves on the tree?

Iowa is in the news these days and we are having a wedding here this weekend, must work fast….

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Kim worked hard, lots of mud, check out the shoes…

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Kim and Aylssa murder those leaves (are you sure this is spring?)

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This is one of several leaf piles that ended up in the woods, hopefully to decompose and hold up the hill so our house stays on top of the rise instead of down in the Mississippi River.

Spring comes to the Mississippi River

Sorry for the absence.  We went to Topeka for the national specialty for Cardigan Welsh Corgis.  But spring came while we were gone.

Check out the daffodils planted by previous owners:

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And yard work galore, here is some of the mulch:

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Going down!

Kim, and her brother Chris and their little sister Heidi decided they just had to get a log out of the river by the dock right before the party.   That was danger right there.  Then my sister Mary decided to wander out and help them, oh, not a wise choice.  Fortunately, Chris is an Army man and in good shape.   Heidi was in the river, and as you can see it was not very deep.  I was sure she was going to trip in that mud, so I kept the camera on her.  But keep your eye on my sister in the upper left hand corner.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GqJJ_YwSukw

 

 

Jet boat is in!

The jet boat and fishing boat are now in the river tied up to the dock.  Here is the jet boat, maybe we should put the dock back together…

Check out this piece of driftwood that our neighbor dragged out of the river: