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Monday, June 25, 2012

This squirrel is having a bad day!

My Lodge guest noticed one of my resident squirrels had gotten itself into a jam so to speak.  Like jammed into the hanging bird feeder. 

It's almost 100 degrees outside so I'm sure he won't last long especially wedged in the plastic tube.

So my guest tried to pull him out by the tail but the squirrel dug his heels in and wasn't gonna have any part of that.  Unfortunately,  his tail is now missing a few parts..

We finally had to get a screwdriver and take the end off.  Even with both ends off he didn't want to come out.  When he did come out it was with part of the plastic cylinder still wrapped around his mid-section.  And he made a dash for the nearest tree and tried to climb with the plastic still wrapped around him.  There was no way we could get close enough to pull it off.  Eventually,  he worked his way out of the tube and headed up the tree.   Bet that is one traumatized squirrel much in need of some counseling. 

Just another day here at The Retreat Center!

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Large mouth bass makes guest smile!

It's almost 90 degrees outside today but my guest staying in The Lodge  and his son headed down to the pond to try their hand at fishing.  And they were very successful.  They caught several fish each but the catch of the day was this Large Mouth Bass.   Fishing is just one of the benefits of spending some time in our country Retreat Center. ..Make your reservation today!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

We'll leave the light on for you!

If you're going to be arriving after dark we'll be sure and leave the lights on for you here at The Retreat Center!  We know not all our guests can arrive before dark and we want you to feel welcome when you get here!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Are these your common ditch Lilies?

My Daylilies that I planted along the front walkway are in bloom and the question is "Are these the common ditch Lilies you see growing along the road sides?"  Looks like it to me even though when I bought them the box said they would be a beautiful cream colored lily called the Gentle shephard.  But sometimes surprises happen and beauty can be found in everything.   Including the common Ditch Lily....

Friday, June 15, 2012

Baling Hay at The Retreat Center...

It's time to mow the hayfields so my son Kevin and my grandson Caleb have been working hard to get the hay mowed and raked and baled.  Here they are passing each other while one rakes and the other bales.  I'll miss driving up my drive between two fields with fescue waving in the breeze.  Yep, we truly are a working farm here at The Retreat Center!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

You can paint those ugly old pots!

My old flower pots were looking kinda shabby and not in a good way.  And I stopped to visit with an old friend and she was taking her old pots of all sizes and shapes and materials and spray painting them.  Now that opens up a whole new world of fun and projects!  So off to my local Walmart I go and bought some purple and pale yellow and then I thought "why not paint my old metal chairs too?"   It's looking pretty colorful here on the shaded patio of The Lodge!  Now what can I paint next is the question?

Friday, June 1, 2012

It's my Birthday!

It's my birthday and my sweet friend Vicky found this sign and sent it to me.  How cool is that?  So I put it on the mantle in front of my flag sign.  My hope is that my guests and friends and family will find this 80 acres a place they can gather to make memories.  Life is short and little ones grow up and people move away.  So spend as much time as you can making memories with those you love!