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Joanne has published more than 2,500 articles and was award recipient of the 1990 Woman of the Year for Beaver County, Pennsylvania, for her accomplishments and excellence in journalism and to the community. Her co-authored book, “Unforgettable Journey,” won fifth place in the Grand Beginnings romance contest. An excerpt from her WIP, “Unearthed,” placed her fifth in the Absolute Write Idol contest. Most recently, her essay, “Perseverance,” is published in the Stories of Strength anthology in which 100% of the profits are donated to disaster relief charities. Her most recent articles were published in ByLine Magazine, Writer's Digest, AbsoluteWrite.com, and Moondance.org. She has a monthly freelance writing column at Absolutewrite.com. Currently, she is the sole caregiver for her 85-year-old mother.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

He Never Stops!!

Today was a beautiful day. Two Feather and I spent part of the day mowing again. There hasn’t been much rain lately so the grass didn’t grow a lot, but it still needed cut.

As usual, he loaded the mowers on the Mule and the wagon and hauled them down to Mom’s.

As long as we don’t get a drastic change in weather, heat and rain mixed, this should be the last time we cut this year. We’ll see.

Here are a few pictures of how nice the yards look after they are mowed.

These two are pictures of behind Mom's house and what we call the lower yard.
Of course, since the turkey hang out in all these areas, I had to run around picking up all the turkey feathers before we mowed. We clean them and Two Feather uses them to make Indian headdresses. He'll be making a special Eastern headdress here soon. We've probably collected enough feathers this year to make several different types and sizes of headdresses.

This is the yard above the house and above the barn. To the left in this picture you can see another fallen tree. He'll be working on that one soon. Right now he's still trying to get all the wood off the driveway from the oaks we had taken down.

After we finished at Mom's we had to mow our yard, too. I didn't get a chance to take pictures up at our place. I'll be showing a few pictures of that yard soon--after we work on the flowerbeds.

When the mowing was finished, Two Feather loaded a few more large pieces of oak on the wagon and took them up to our house to split them. He stacked more wood on the remaining skids we had ready for the wood. This is only 1/3 of the two big oak trees that were taken down. There is still plenty of room to add a few more skids and a large stock pile behind it. We won't be running out of firewood anytime soon. This wood has to dry for two years before it can be used, though.

I swear Two Feather is a workaholic. He never stops working! When he was finished stacking wood, he decided to cut up another fallen tree near the path going to Mom's. He had to weedwack the weeds around it before he could get to it though.

I get tired just watching him!

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Blogger ~Betsy said...

While you and Two Feather hope the rains are done, I am over here praying for it! I was doing the happy dance last night when the sprinkles started!

I should be able to get those magazines in the mail today. I hope your mom enjoys them!

10/17/2007 8:54 AM  
Blogger Joanne D. Kiggins said...

Well, not exactly done. Just not the terrential downpours like we've had lately. They tend to put big ruts in our gravel driveways and the rain water just flows rather than seep into the ground. :) In fact, it's raining right now, but it's a nice gentle rain. Those kind of rains can soak in and benefit the ground and the wells.

I'm sure Mom will enjoy the magazines. Look forward to receiving them. Thank you, that's so sweet of you.

10/17/2007 11:29 AM  
Blogger Lori1955 said...

Well if I was there, I would be laying in a hammock, sipping lemonade and watching him work. Just reading about it made me tired. :)

10/17/2007 5:07 PM  
Blogger Joanne D. Kiggins said...

ROFL Lori. I just happen to have a woven hammock from Brazil. Maybe when you get that camper you can swing by this way and we'll watch him and sip that lemonade together. :D

10/17/2007 5:25 PM  
Blogger nancy said...

two feathers sounds a lot like bob. i swear he can't sit still and isn't happy unless he is outside doing some kind of project.

10/18/2007 5:43 PM  
Blogger >'' said...

I get tired thinking about all that work -
I hope he lets you watch ... :)

p.s. no, i'm not lazy it's just one of those days

10/18/2007 7:13 PM  
Blogger flintysooner said...

I love seeing the photos of your place and hearing about you and Two Feather. You all have a very special place.

10/19/2007 11:42 AM  
Blogger steflovesnonna said...

I enjoyed the photos. It looks peaceful. :)

10/20/2007 9:12 AM