It's chilly out there, but the sky is blue, and the sun is shining-- perfect weather for our family portrait. It rained all weekend, so R and I were anxiously watching the skies this morning. We took Buckaroo and Sweet Potato up to our neighbor's farm and Kate, our new photographer friend, took some shots of Buckaroo in his favorite spot-- on the tractor. Sweet Potato very much enjoyed her photo shoot as well.
Meanwhile, the birds and squirrels were taking advantage of the break in the rain to feast at our bird feeder. Since R changed the birdseed we've had a flock of Black-Capped Chickadees hanging around the house. I think of them as raccoon-birds. Black-capped bandits.
The other day I found two completely peeled acorns next to the dog pen. I think maybe there are so many acorns that the squirrels are getting picky.
Other random thoughts: Yesterday, as we were driving to our tiny local airport for breakfast so Buckaroo could watch the planes, R and I spotted some guys collecting money for The Salvation Army. It would have been hard to miss them, actually, because they were standing right out in the middle of traffic at a busy intersection.
That seems to be the thing to do around here: stand out in traffic collecting money for various organizations. Back in California only the homeless stood at busy intersections asking for money. Everyone else stood in front of the grocery store.
R and I are almost finished de-wallpapering the bedroom! R got smart and wet the underlayer of paper with water and vinegar, so much easier. Next stop, paint!