Sunday, June 24, 2012

Old Friends, New Life

A friend of mine from my old place of work called me the other day to let me know she would be visiting her brother in Minneapolis and wanted to meet me for lunch.  We met halfway in Hinkley and spent several hours reminiscing.  She was amazed that the city girl she knew had adapted so well to country living, she told me she didn't even need to ask me if I was happy - she could tell I was.

She has been following the blog and knew all about my adventures with the shot gun, the shepherds crook, and all the animals.

They had an antique store where we ate that was full of wonderful items.  I saw several butter churns, dressers, dressing tables, jewelry boxes, and this cupboard.  I may have to go back and pick this up and refinish it.

In case you missed it we have been getting a ton of rain up here in Northern Minnesota.  Hundreds of people have lost their homes, the Zoo was totally flooded out (the polar bear and seals even escaped), and entire towns are still cut off from the rest of the state. Click HERE to see a slideshow of the power of mother nature.

I emailed the Zoo and offered them some lambs and kids to replace some of the farm animals that drown, I haven't heard back from them as of yet.

The buckets above were only outside a few hours before they were overflowing.  The ground here is saturated.

The old me is still here, I have just added a few more accessories to my life.  It isn't the end, just the next stage of the journey.


  1. I have been reading about the rain that your part of the country has been receiving.I hope some of it heads up here to Maine, we have been so dry and it has been very hot here

  2. Both drought and flood are bad, I sure hope the weather evens out so that you get your rain and we can avoid the floods!

  3. I relate with your flood problems and too much rain. We are also getting way too much down here in Florida with a almost stationary tropical storm this week. We heard about the zoo animals escaping!

  4. Mary - I was wondering what would have happened if the seals escaped into Lake Superior, could they have survived the Winter?