Tuesday, August 16, 2011


We had some unexpected visitors show up at the house this afternoon. A mother bear and two cubs. They all made their way up into our apple tree for an afternoon snack. We have been here almost 4 1/2 years and have never seen any in our yard. We knew they were around. Now we have proof!


Mother bear standing to get an apple

Mother bear in the tree looking out

Mother bear (a little scrawny looking at this time of the year)

Photos by Grant T. Schneider

Monday, May 9, 2011

Family Pictures

Here are some family pictures that we took around the barn this past Saturday.

I think I am standing in a "low spot!" LOL

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Saturday Project

This was today's project. A playset with a slide for the kids. I had picked up the slide from the dump about 6 months (maybe longer!) ago and thought I could build something for the little ones to play on. I also made it with the intention when we move I can transport it. They have already enjoyed a lot of playtime on it. They all helped with various parts whether it was holding boards or handing me screws. It was quite fun to design and build.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Pictures from North Carolina Trip

We traveled to Pinehurst, NC for the viewing and funeral of Naomi's grandmother Eleanor Enlow. It was a sweet time visiting with family that we hadn't seen in a long, long time. Too long as a matter of fact! Here are some pictures from the trip.

Maggie and her new friend (and cousin) Chloe.
(These two were inseparable)

Emma watching Chloe holding Lucy

Aunt Mary and some of the girls

Cousin Jim, Aunt Sylvie, Nomie, Autumn and Lucy

At the cemetery

Monday, April 4, 2011

Spring Flowers

Spring Flowers are here! Grant took these pictures of some flowers around town. Hope you like them.

Crocus in the front yard.

Some kind of purple flower in the yard at the doctor's office.

Daffodil in front of the library.

Dogwood in the library parking lot.

Daisy on a walking path.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Birds of a Feather

Grant has recently gotten into birdwatching. He set up several different bird feeders in the backyard and has been watching them like a hawk :). He also bought a camera to take pictures of them. Here are some of the pictures he has taken so far.

Rufous-sided Towhee

Mourning Dove

Eastern Bluebird

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker

Red-winged Blackbird

White-breasted Nuthatch

Tufted Titmouse

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Pictures of Lucy Mae

Her frilly dress
Lucy's first tea party of many with Maggie

Her ever-present comfort

Yep, red hair and blue eyes

She has just found her toes