|This shed may not keep the Wood horses totally dry but it saves them from the flies, which were both abundant and aggressive with last night's warmer temps.|
The past two days have been Selle-filled, not only with pretty scenes along the roadsides and around the Lovestead but also with oodles of good visiting moments with neighbors.
Yesterday I learned that the best place to catch up on what's happening in Selle is at the local polling place on a slow election day.
I cast my votes and then enjoyed some quality time visiting with the staff and talking about a few new developments in the extended neighborhood, including the logging job around the church where we do our voting.
Bill did some timber cruising on that job over the winter, and then the logging began. The opening up of that large timber stand has created some beautiful new scenery and lovely views around the church.
We also talked about a great story where a former Selle-ite is moving back after a career in the military, and he will be our neighbor.
We talked chickens and health issues and all the stuff that comes up when neighbors haven't done any catching up for a while.
Later, I enjoyed a lovely visit with some other neighbors who live very close to us. Wes will be working at home with his new laser machine which, for example, cuts out quilt squares with great speed and accuracy.
Add Brian Wood to the visiting mix. Last night we talked about horses----when things go bad and when things are exciting, like a new Appaloosa from Texas.
This time of year brings out the best in natural beauty and the best in opportunities to enjoy the people who live around us.
It's always nice in the spring to get out and to see that folks have wintered well.
|They are known as weeds, but I still think buttercups are pretty.|
Longtime friend Brian Wood, owner of Wood's Crushing and Hauling.
When Brian turns off the ignition in his truck, you know you're in for some good visiting.
|Brian's young horse enjoying some fencewire. |
The young' uns always seem to need something to occupy their lips or teeth.
|This chicken never did cross the road, but it was munching some goodies on the roadside near its Forest Siding home.|
|CB may have been looking for his ball. |
His very own will be coming either today or tomorrow.
Then, he will have a ball!
How can Jerry Kramer's program at the Panida tonight fit in with "Selle Blend," you may wonder.
Well, that's an easy answer. Could be Jerry may even have traveled up our road a time or two on his way to visit the relatives. I know his sister Carol has.
Jerry's family includes our neighbors to the north, Mark and Janice.
Plus, there may be a few residents out this way who grew up with Jerry. So, that's why.
And, it's timely. As you'll see from the photo and the information below, Jerry will be at the Panida tonight.
His appearance does benefit the Daybreak Center, which is a lifesaver for families dealing with Alzheimers/dementia. The place provides meaningful activities for those suffering as well as a break for caregivers.
So, even if you can't make it to Jerry's program tonight, remember the Daybreak Center whenever you wish to donate to a very worthy cause.
Here's the full scoop about tonight's program.
From Sandpoint Online: . . . don't miss Pro Football Hall of Famer Jerry Kramer and his friends telling stories on each other as part of a special fundraiser for Sandpoint's Senior Day Break Center, Memories of a Legend with Jerry Kramer, TODAY, Wednesday May 22.
Tickets are $8 to the event at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.) in the Panida Theater. Sponsored by the Sandpoint Area Seniors. Get tickets at the senior center, Panida.org, and the door. Word to the wise: buy early, this may be a sellout!