Stan & Joyce Orchard
Trying to figure it out since 1975.
We apparently never threw out anything in our 48 years together. This morning she found the receipt for her wedding rings folded up in the ring box. That was pretty much all the money we had at the time. She still wears that ring every day.
Our neighbors’ goats LOVE blackberry bushes. They really love it when you help them reach leaves just out of their reach.
Just love this time of year. The racks are growing back while shaggy winter coats drop off just in time for the first heatwave of the year.
This guy and a bunch of his friends stopped by about an hour before sunset. They’re starting to shed their winter racks and coats. Love this time of year.
I snapped this photo eight years ago when that little boy turned 10. Today he’s 18. On the day he officially comes of age, his paternal grandparents celebrate the 48th anniversary of their first meeting, a Crab Louie dinner. We still have one of the crab claws. It’s all amazing to me.
Today is the first really warm day of the year. And our favorite wild plant is now in bloom, a sure sign spring is nigh.
We celebrated our youngest grandchild today. Next month, our oldest turns 18. I’m amazed by it all. Be happy, people!
Today is President’s Day in the U.S. That is the traditional start of the gardening season here on the Orchard Compound, though with the greenhouse we pretty much grow year round. But today we started broccoli, marigolds, peas, onions, spinach, radishes. Here’s to a healthy season.
Our son, grandson and our youngest granddaughter worked on firewood with me today. It was her first session. She’s a natural.
Very colorful sunrise today. Looks like rain, maybe some wind, returns tomorrow.