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About the Header Image: Idlebrook Wendy Darling Evensen "Wendy" one of our three Labrador Retrievers.
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Thursday, May 30, 2019
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
This sight greeted me one afternoon. Wendy was in her kennel napping. We leave the doors open for the pups to use their kennels to "get away from it all" and they use them often for naps. Wendy has pushed her blanket to the side.
She was sound asleep and snoring happily.
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
The peonies are beautiful again this year.
Monday, May 27, 2019
Sunday, May 26, 2019
Saturday, May 25, 2019
Another batch of snow drops popped up in our garden.
We have quite a variety of plants in our yard. We don't use poison on our lawn to kill weeds because of the dogs. So the only control is to pull and cut them. That's fine with us.
I remember a radio garden show and the gardener saying, "If it's green from the street, leave it alone." I agree.
Friday, May 24, 2019
Thursday, May 23, 2019
Our grandson, Alex, picked Elsa up and I just started snapping the camera...
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
It was another bread day here. This time it was cheddar cheese bread.
I decide what kind of bread to make when I look in the kitchen to see what's available to go into it. We like any kind of cheese bread here.
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Monday, May 20, 2019
Kjell started these pork ribs (rolled and standing) on the smoker, but the rains came and drove him inside.
We brought the ribs in and I finished them in the oven.
So, these are Joint Venture Ribs and they were delicious!
Sunday, May 19, 2019
Having dogs is such a pleasure. Each of our four is so very precious.
Our baby, Elsa, is still a "floppy puppy" and gets herself into such darling positions. This frog position is one of her regulars.
I hope you're not overdosed on puppy pictures!
Saturday, May 18, 2019
Our four pups were very excited when they realized Catherine had brought Tumble over to visit.
The pups enjoyed having a play day together.
Friday, May 17, 2019
We enjoyed another lunch the day after having lunch with Catherine and her staff. This time the cast of characters were, from left: me, Lynne Glandorf, Kjell, Teresa Olsen, Gary Glandorf, and Tor Olsen. These are friends from our years at sea and we always enjoy getting together again.
This was such a fun day!
Let's do it again soon!
Thursday, May 16, 2019
Our daughter, Catherine, invited us to join her and some of her office staff (some couldn't make it that day) for an after tax season luncheon.
Thanks, Catherine, for inviting us to join you and and others from Berberich & Berberich, CPAs.
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
I snapped this picture while in a waiting room right after I had started this baby blanket.
It's amazing how much I get accomplished while waiting!
The blanket is now finished and is listed in the shop with a matching turtle. Click to see the finished blanket and turtle.
All the best,
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Monday, May 13, 2019
That's Wendy at the top with Elsa after a wild and crazy play session. These two play chase and keep-away, then drop into a deep sleep.
Elsa is now more than 30 pounds, nearly half of her expected adult weight. We expect her to be larger than Wendy when full grown.
Sunday, May 12, 2019
We hope you are enjoying Mother's Day!
We are so happy to welcome Spring here so that we can enjoy an outdoor meal at Bruegger's Bagels.
This restaurant is close to our post office and shopping so it is sometimes just too easy to stop in for lunch or a snack.
We generally have the same thing: smoked salmon, cream cheese, and all the trimmings with hazelnut coffee.
Saturday, May 11, 2019
Friday, May 10, 2019
Catherine, the pups, and I took a walk together on a beautiful Spring day when the Red Bud Trees were in full bloom.
Thursday, May 9, 2019
This is the sweetest photo. Erik was sound asleep on Penny's bed when Elsa cuddled up next to him. In addition to the color difference, the size difference is dramatic.
When Elsa first arrived at our home Erik wasn't so sure we needed to keep her. He didn't treat her badly, he mainly ignored her. When she moved in close, he would move away.
Then he began to stand nearby when she went outside to be sure she was safe. He takes his Chief of Security job very seriously.
When I took this picture he was still asleep. When he awoke, he was surprised to see her there, but wasn't upset about it at all.
Each of our four dogs has a wonderful, sweet personality. It is so much fun to watch them interact.
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Monday, May 6, 2019
Our Needlework and Wood Updates feature items Kjell and I have made during the previous month. Many of those items are available in our on-line shop, EvensensProductions.com.
Above is the New Colors of Sea Foam and Marine Blue Large Afghan Blanket. $155. More images and information here.
More images and information here.
Off white with tan band here.
hunter green with white and tan band.
More info and images here.
More info and images here.
Above is white, green, and yellow. $8.
More info here.
Kjell has filled orders for personalized pet kennel tags this month. They can be custom ordered here. He is working on several projects this month that will be featured next month.
We'll be back next month with more! Thanks so much and we hope you'll come visit us first at EvensensProductions.com when you are shopping for Father's Day, Birthdays, Weddings, Baby Showers, and every other occasion. We have nearly 300 unique hand crafted items made in the USA and ready to ship world wide.
All the best,
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