Yes, I am a woman with a summer house! We have a cottage, a back 40 and now a summer house. Yep, I have arrived. :;flutters::
Ok, ok… well, I do have a 200 year old house, my back 40 is my almost .5 acre back yard and this… this is my new summer house.
Now before you laugh too hard… I’m thrilled by it. We had the camper which we bought last year. It’s large, it has a toilet and shower, a ‘fridge, microwave, toaster oven, coffee maker and TV with DVD player. Yeah, drool now, my friends. LOL. Next week the hubby will put down the awning so I can clean it good and we have a screen room to put around it. So my summer house will also have an enclosed front porch. <grins> This is the far back corner of the yard so it’s shaded all the time by the maple tree and apple tree branches. It makes a big difference even when it’s very hot.
All the comforts of home and it’s right in my yard. I took a few pictures today. I’m still in the process of getting things put back into it since we took everything out for winter storage. It will have water next week as well. We need to buy another couple of potable water hoses to reach the house. But the electricity is on, yay!
To the left is the toilet/shower area by the white curtain. Right is the biggest cabinet, a stove (which has a mounting bracket on the outside of the camper and I’m going to put it there for outdoors cooking) my sink, and one of the beds.
Baby is perfectly content to sit and watch the day go by. Rosie is bouncing around the camper at this point in time. lol. She is sure she’s going to miss something if she isn’t running from window to window to window. Silly dog.
Lastly, I thought I would share one yard picture with you all. This is my Yucca plant in bloom. It’s really cool looking, I think. It only blooms every other year so I enjoy it when it’s a blooming year.
Well, that’s it for now. Enjoy your Fourth of July if I don’t talk to you before then!
So I’m getting a soda from my pantry cupboard. I stand up and I notice something moving across the street. Curious, I look more closely and there is a large bird pecking at the ground beside an old tree stump. I tried to make out what it was, but the eyes are not what they once were. I run in and get my camera (which has a zoom lens) and hope its still there when I get back to the door. It was.
To my surprise and great pleasure, it was a male ring-necked pheasant. I’ve never seen one of those before. I was very excited. The pictures have sun glare because the sun was ahead of me and I was taking the pictures through a glass door, but I still am pretty happy with how they came out.
I bet this is what the dogs are always carrying on about and looking in that direction!
When I saw this pic, I just knew I had to share it. I have two small/medium dogs. A Cockapoo named Baby and a Muggin (Carlton’s Pinscher) named Rosie. Both weigh in at about 20 lbs. One is a total furball, the other has short very sleek fur. Their personalities are yin and yang, salt and pepper, frick and frack, but they both have two things in common.
1. They consider your lap/shoulders/belly their domain and when you aren’t moving too much that is where they have to be.
2. They aren’t happy until they are in bed with you; the furball on top, the muggin under the blankets curled into the crook of your armpit.
Even with a double bed, picture two pretty much sums up how I wake up. Sheesh.