Saturday, May 31, 2014

Don't overdo.....

A little laughter always helps.  A couple of great photos from 94.9 The Bull.

Today is the day to get the rest of my plants in my garden.  Wish me luck.

And for Retired Mountain Man......

Friday, May 30, 2014

On the mountain in May.....

Yes, it's time I posted something on this blog.  A lot has been going on.  So here's an update:

We went to Missoula for grandson Dylan's college graduation.

 We now have a microbiologist in the family.  He looks serious, doesn't he?  We were seated in the back of the auditorium so my camera was zoomed as far as it could go to get these shots.


We had turkeys visit us.

Next, Dylan moved to Bonners Ferry.   They drove a U-haul to Hope on Friday night to make a very long story short, he is in his first house.

Ben stayed with Grandma and Grandpa while the rest of the group unloaded the U-haul in Bonners Ferry.

At band practice our cocktail of the week was Tryst in Trieste.

Our mixologists, Julie and Neil, were at their best.  They muddled the fruit and added scotch, orange liqueur and Limoncello.

My wonderful friend Ellie was concerned that I did not have a bench to sit on to rest while I was working in my garden so she painted these beautiful chairs for me!

It's a beautiful spring in Hope.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

What's happening on the mountain.....

The band celebrated Cinco de Mayo with Mojitas!  Well, we did have Discada, beans and a Mexican rice dish.  Yes, it was all really good!

Neil, our master bartender, prepares the Mojitas!

I have moved most of my plants to the deck to enjoy the warm sunshine.

I have quite a few tomatoes on my Red Robin plants.

The pansies, petunias and geraniums are starting to bloom!  Yay!

And last but not least, Retired Mountain Man found these.......

I fried some of them for dinner and the rest of them went in the dehydrator.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Moyie Springs and Beyond.....

I went on our annual trip to Ronninger's Organics last week with Ann and Linda to buy onion and potato sets.  It's a day long adventure to Bonners Ferry and Moyie Springs and the middle of nowhere.  I love the middle of nowhere!

It's not easy to find Ronninger's  and on several of our first trips there we kind of went in circles until we found the right turn-off for Perkins Lake Road.   One of the landmarks to watch for is the Curley Creek Fire Department and Community Hall.   

 OK then, we are NOT lost.

What?  Use a map?  No way!  

We arrive at 7312 Perkin's Lake Road, Moyie Springs, Idaho. Trust me - it's not in Moyie Springs.  It's a long way from Moyie Springs.  

Ronninger's Organics
It's a beautiful farm and I love the log buildings.  There are two very large root cellars and a storage building for the potatoes and onions.  

There's no salesperson.  You just pick out your potatoes, weigh them, write your name and address in their sales book and list what you bought.  Then you put your money in a metal box.

When you are finished, you can go back outside to take a look at the farm.

They also have horses and very large pastures.  

Next on the agenda - we head back to Bonners Ferry for lunch at Under the Sun and a little shopping.  

When we came out of the local book store there was a beautiful Camero parked out front.  

They just don't design them like they used to.  

Our last stop is my favorite, the Moose Valley Greenhouse.

We bought so many plants that we filled the Outback and almost had to carry some of them on our laps to get everything back to Hope.  How could that happen?