So now, how long have we lived at the Wayfarer aka Wits End?
Since March 11, 1995

TODAY, Mike found these old signs in the rafters of the garage

Joe is taking a sign home, he collects all kinds of signs.

Two of the guys that make the Wayfarer what it is.

Mike fixes things – Joe breaks things (not lying here)
Joe wanted to mow the lawn once and did a pretty good job until he got to the Wayfarer sign
mowed right through all the Iris’ and Lilies
the flood light assembly
which illuminates the sign and let’s people know that we’re here 😯
We make fun of him for that every chance we get

Deliciousness at the Wayfarer

I have a fridge full with berries and other assorted fruits like grapes, peaches, bananas and pineapples.  Instead of a healthy fruit salad for dinner, I made some chicken and baked a cake to top with that fruit.  It’s a German thing called Obstkuchen.  From butter, flour, sugar and eggs I baked the thin cake and created…

Ta-daaaaaaaaaa  ~

A German Obstkuchen

With some homemade whipped cream, it was delicious


3 eggs

150 g. Butter

150 g. Sugar

150 g. Flour

1 tsp. Baking powder

1 tsp. Vanilla extract

Eggs, butter and sugar in mixer until fluffy and light, add vanilla and baking powder, mix well then gently add the flour.  Pour dough into shallow tart pan and bake  at 325 degrees for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.   Let the cake cool and then add the fruit.  Cover the fruit by brushing on gelatin that’s been prepared with apple juice (let cool slightly before brushing on fruit). It makes the whole cake shiny and a little sweeter 😉

Whip up some heavy whipping cream and wahoooooooo, enjoy!

Peacock Feathers

We had the distinct pleasure to spend quite a long time with Elberta’s very own peacock yesterday –  he was totally enamored with my sister in law, Corky.   He kept flaunting his tail feathers and strutting around on mom’s deck. Of course, as usual, I didn’t have my camera with me.

Today, Mike took these pictures for me…

remember to click on the pictures at least once to get a larger picture!

He walks all over Elberta, our renters, across from mom’s house blame the poor peacock for the theft of their plant-lings in their little vegetable garden. Personally – I think the bunnies are stealing their veggies.  He is loud, we can hear him all the way at our place some days.  I have thought of kidnapping the bird to re-locate him to the Wayfarer for the amusement of the guests but he will not come over 😦

Back to getting chickens.  I am currently looking for noiseless chickens!