Beach Path

Mike and I walked the beach path today to see where there’s some trimming needed and how it looks in general.  We came across a few things that needed a “hair cut” and also a bunch of tent worms, ewww.

the tent worms have hatched

The tent worms have hatched.  I used to go around and break the bags they grow in, hoping that the birds would eat the worms.
“Not so” – said a farmer a while ago.  “The nests need to be burned”.
OK.  Marc went out after dinner with a blow torch to do just that.  He had fun.

On the way we saw a Trillium. That is sort of unusual for this area. They grow in the woods all around us but not in our fields.  Then we met Pat G. one of our neighbors.

Pat and Mike

Pat and Mike

somewhere along the path to the beach

somewhere along the path to the beach

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Now just a few pictures of the beautiful apple blossoms

apple trees

apple trees

blossoms

blossoms

more blossomsmore blossoms.
Hmmmm they smell so good 🙂

Invitation to a planting

So you know that the frame for the kitchen garden has been built. Now it has been moved to the correct place.  On Monday a company will come and dump 3 yards of topsoil so we can fill it and then some.  And then I need to fill the box with good stuff.  I thought I’d send out invitations to the people who “egged me on” about having a garden in the first place.  It’s becoming increasingly obvious that I need help – in more than one way, heehee.
Here is what I came up with:

Cocktails at the Wayfarer!

Saturday June 6th, 2009.
Bring a hunk of cheese and
a plant for the bed.
I’ll provide the booze and dirt

These invitations are going out tomorrow 😉

Spring!

The weekend started off beautifully with lots of sunshine, yay!
Suddenly around lunch time the sky grew darker and darker and the sounds of THUNDER began to get louder and louder, then some sparks and drops of rain. Marc abandoned the lawn mower for safer grounds – namely in the house, the man cave to be exact, and in front of the xbox 360. After about 20 minutes the whole thing was done. The sun came out – a good thing because of at least one outdoor wedding that had to go on late this afternoon. We had a number of wedding guests staying with us, some from N.Y. some from down state. It was a very good weekend here at the Wayfarer. Good night all 🙂

Birthdays

Nancy L. is coming up with some girl friends.  This time around they’ll be celebrating a birthday. A few days ago, Nancy sent me a package with streamers and a Birthday banner with instructions to “make the place look good”.  I have not the faintest idea of what to do with streamers so I made Mike help me with that last night and we had fun with that.  After we were all done, I noticed that I had forgotten to put towels in the bathroom.   I went to get the towels  but could not get into the bathroom. The whole cottage looks like a spider’s web, heehee.  This afternoon I went to Walenta’s in town to get the balloons that I had ordered yesterday.

Mr. Walenta working hard to fill my balloons :)

Mr. Walenta working hard to fill my balloons 🙂

I went home to put the balloons on the door

I went home to put the balloons on the door

oh yeah, it's decorated alright

Ohhhhh yeah, it’s decorated alright

yes all around the beds too

Yes – all around the beds too.  See, I had to put the towels on the bed, I  couldn’t get into the bathroom. What a mess, heh!

And now we are waiting for the ladies to arrive…

They have arrived! It’s 9:45 PM

I took some pictures of the birthday girl but they didn’t really come out.  I’ll post one anyway

oh yeah, there she is - the birthday queen, heehee

Oh yeah, there she is, dressed to the nines and slightly out of focus – the birthday queen, heehee.
Margaritas (sp?) at the Roadhouse were excellent they say!

Holy Buckets !

I thought I should share a little tid-bid with you that will make you fall off your chairs, drop your jaws, scratch your heads and make you go “whaaaaa?”

Do you remember Sue McNeal from yesterday at Fusion? Yes you do.
Who can forget the one that had that weird looking sweet and sour meal in front of her! The one that sat next to Hallie Christian.
Sue and I have the same maiden name 😯   That is shocking, in more than one way, because ‘Scheunemann’ isn’t exactly a common name.  It is also strange that she was born in Frankfort, MI and my father, the one who gave me that name, was born in Frankfurt, Germany.
Another interesting thing is the story of the first Christmas tree in Frankfort, MI and how it came here and who brought it here…
It was brought here on a ship from Chicago by Captain Scheunemann.

That’s all I wanted to say 🙂

The Bachelor – Wayfarer style

This is Joe S. from Chicago, with the shnazzy Flitzer – I have told you about him before.

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Joe 🙂

Joe has a great job working for a major retailer as an interior designer.  I almost want to say industrial interior designer.  If that’s wrong he’ll come on here and tell me, I am sure. The things I know about Joe:  He is very, very nice. Needs a woman’s touch. He is very outgoing and inquisitive, loves to sit outside and chat, goes for  hikes but he is tired of doing that alone.

Joe is looking for a wife!

If you’d like to meet up with Joe call me to see when he’s scheduled to be here and come on up and have a chat and maybe an afternoon outing to the dunes.

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Donna’s Birthday Lunch

Today was Donna’s birthday.  She is fairly new in town.  A retired teacher, she and her husband moved here to their house on Crystal Lake for good 2 years ago.  Boredom brought her to the Chamber of Commerce in Frankfort and they put her to work as soon as they saw her coming.  Good thing because she’s a treasure.

Donna being silly

Donna being silly

Katie who just got a new job. Look how happy she looks

Katie who just got a new job. Look how happy she looks

Joanne with her smashing new haircut

Joanne with her smashing new haircut

Sue McNeal who, together with her husband, owns the Total station in town

Sue McNeal (left) who, together with her husband, owns the Total station in town
And Hallie Christian who, together with her husband, owns Dinghy’s Restaurant

So there we are at Fusion again, eating some good stuff and this time I took pictures

looks like sweet and sour

looks like sweet and sour

something with loads of almonds

something with loads of almonds

hot, hot, hot soup

hot, hot, hot soup

noodles

noodles.  Everything was excellent.  We had a great time and giggled a lot

the view out the window at Fusion

The view out the window at Fusion. It was a miserable day. So much rain and so much more in the forecast.  Yes, I know we need it, but we’ve about had our fill of bad weather, really.

On my way home, just across the bridge in Elberta, I spotted these guys and had to stop to get a picture of them.

Canadians, heehee

Canadians, heehee