October 16, 2020

And they’re off!!

Last Autumn morning in Wisconsin
Wedged in for the ride and stuff still gets tossed around 🙄
Getting out just in time. Snow moving through…
A rafter
Scenes from central Illinois
The Rail Golf Course in Springfield IL (a Harvest Host) was once a 240 acre dairy farm
That didn’t cross my mind

October 12, 2020

I have been asked where last Monday’s post was. Sorry faithful followers! Had a lot going on. We found out we had contact with a COVID + person and we had to be quarantined and tested. The first test was negative and second is being done today. We have been symptom free. 🙏 All this a week before we were leaving Wisconsin to visit family in Michigan and then work our way home! 🙄 We are letting our tenants out of the lease a month early and with this delay in departure, our return trip has been cut short by 6 weeks so it’s straight home to Florida when we pull out around the 17th. Anxious to get home! Stay safe! 😷 Much love! ❤️

Fall farming
The last of the harvest moon about 5:30 am. I forgot to go out earlier and take some pics 😦
Fall color and other stuff…. I’ll spare you having to look at a ton of pictures!
Quarantine drive
Getting ready to pull the boat
Yeah that’s hail
You can get produce and eggs from local farmers at the bar. It costs you a beer. 😁
This was at the orchard so I assume a beehive?
Glad to get these guys and get them mailed….
Packing up
Probably the last picture from our deck until next year…
This girl! I ran inside to grab a few things and Joan Jett sits and waits for me! 🥰
Happy birthday in quarantine dinner for Steve Wallin! ♥️

September 14, 2020

A week at Wallinworld. Stay safe all! 😷♥️

The look of fall on our screen house. I hope we get to see some beautiful fall colors before heading south!
I filled the bird feeders thinking it would last the last 4 weeks, and the finches and songbirds and cardinals went ape crap on it!! This was like 4 days afterward. We walk out and there are sometimes 10 birds eating! 😍
Baraboo WI
After a fabulous burger at a really cool place we found in Baraboo, we were given dessert to drink. Licor 43 with a heavy cream float. 👍We MUST find this stuff!!
Got a hair cut in town at a cute little place for $15! They must have swept the hair over from the old lady next to me….
Miss Jett
I found a Wallin throwback in a book!
People- they’re the WORST Jerry!
Found a bar in Packer country with owners from Illinois!
They play a game, flag football. Everybody’s name is put in a jar. Whenever a flag is thrown, the person gets the GB mug and drinks free until the next flag is thrown. Steve got it halfway through the second quarter and was hoping to have it through halftime…. (that would have been a loser for the bar!)

2 seconds before the end of 2nd quarter a flag is thrown!! I got the mug from him!! Na na na na na!!

September 7, 2020

Hope everyone has an enjoyable Labor Day! Here’s a little of Wallinworld from last week. Have a good week and stay safe 😷 Love to all ♥️

Got out on the scoot for that awesome weather

Knuth Brewery in Ripon 👍
Our new friend Stephanie
Veggie pizza was molto bene! Steve had a Cuban sammy and said it was the best he’s ever had.
Non conformity 👍
Of course
Choices. Condom or crossbow… 🤔
So my thought that we had one rogue mouse was wishful thinking….. This was number 5. 😳
Going to try cotton balls soaked in peppermint as a deterrent. Super jumbo should do it! 😁🤞
The line at Dollar General. I don’t generally shop there, but I was in need of mouseproofing supplies. This is a return visit deterrent!!
Our friend the Blue Heron taking flight. I read they eat mice. My new hero!
I now look at all small animals as potential intruders
Crazy rain last week left a lot of areas flooded
Beans on the Lake Michigan shore ♥️♥️

September 1, 2020

Hello September – goodbye 90+ degree weather! Well, here in Wisconsin anyway we’re done with hot weather… Forecasts already just upper 70’s during the day. 👍Love my fall sweatshirt weather! Last week was wonderful with the beans, and then with the Yackos on the weekend. Cockles warmed! 🥰

Morning after a storm
Bennie filing the dog bowl with bubbles
Campfire chillin
S’mores 😍🙁
The fam on the Wisconsin Ducks
JJ and Jammy
Piano rock
Waldo and Jes
You can already tell Bennie is going to love roller coasters
Found a farm that caters to the kids with interactive play and a petting zoo
JJ a little more timid with feeding then Bennie
This guy kept turning his butt towards me and posing 😂
Ringo Jr
New fishing poles from Papa
Getting the hang of it
When you leave a bag of stuff (including snacks) in the screen tent overnight. In that baggie was flaming hot Cheetos! The dog’s water bowl was red and I couldn’t figure out why at first. He was either dipping the Cheetos or washing them down!! 🥵
Princeton WI
Tchotchkes and rubber chickens
Bathing beauties
They started off hesitant, then turned into jumping machines!! 👍
Found an Amish bakery
One of the MANY delicious purchases
Outside the bakery. Some kind of washing contraption 🤷‍♀️
Yacko and Waldo
Me and JP
Mags and Ally
Drinks and bug spray!
Storm coming in over the lake
Clouds over farmland
Night sky

August 24, 2020

The week in review

Misty morning
I’m obsessed with these cows! ♥️
You can hear this guy fart when he’s walking….
Sucky parking is not exclusive to Florida
I got ducked. I didn’t know this was a thing – but I’m game!
Spent stalks
If it were 4 wheels, I’d be more skeptical…… 😳
This guy landed on my arm and it took a few swats to knock him off. No idea what it is, but that shield looking thing was hard. 🤷‍♀️
Joan stayed up all night staring
And staring
And staring. Freaked me out since Steve was gone for a few days!
As I was writing that I was pretty sure it was a rogue that got in (and got caught within 10 minutes of setting the trap) I swear I’m hearing movement around me!! My loathe of killing anything is not as strong as my refusal to share my living space with a rodent!
This was just from this morning. Joan hearing it too. Crap!!
Beavers, bucks, beef, beer, baseball
The difference between me and Steve eating. One (well I) could argue that I’m neater while eating and use more napkins….
My new sticker
The best news of all – my beans are here for the week!!! ♥️♥️♥️♥️
JJ and Marla Hooch
Lazy summer day
Bennie and her “sauce”
The girls are digging their loft
Sissy love 🥰. Bennie fell asleep.
I think Papa had the most fun on the campground train ride! 😂