June 29, 2020

Hello from the land of cheese curds and cow pies!! Here are a few pics from the last week. Everyone be safe! ♥️

Turned on the news this morning and saw Ed! We usually get a local Madison feed but our CBS link gave me Chicago news for a change! 🤷‍♀️
You know you’re in Wisconsin!!
First of our tomatoes. Back to a Midwest growing schedule! In SoFlo the tomatoes are done by now.
Every time we drive past the corn fields by us, I comment on how fast the corn is growing. It’s crazy!
Somebody knows who these pics are for!! 😍
Poked our head in at the American Legion in town. Clarified that YES your $5 ticket gets you all 8 knives!
Rifles and snacks! 👍
Outside the little tchotchke shop in town.
This was the sky as we headed out for a bike ride. No surprise we got drenched…
Not sure if this contraption was that hard to handle or if the guy had too many PBRs at lunch!!
While she looks happy, Joan is ambivalent about being on the water.
The stare down went on for quite a while…
Playing in the dirt
Farm fresh eggs!
We love the scenery here as much as the mountains in Arizona and the waters of the Keys! #blessed

June 22, 2020

June is fading fast! We made a quick trip to Chicago so Steve could get the last of his knee injections and Jammy could get a beans fix! Have a good week! Be safe!

Went back to the U pick farm for more asparagus. Big difference in the field!! This is asparagus that went to seed. We managed to get 7.5 pounds without getting bit by field snakes or field mice or whatever field creatures may live where I had to reach into to find the viable stalks….
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Cleaning and sorting out the asparagus. I can’t even describe the taste difference of fresh picked! We brought some back to IL for a few people.
We travel as a pack. Or a small gang…
Picked up some decoration for the windshield on the trip 😡
Now that’s a pizza!!
Backgammon, beer, boy time
Girl time with my lady beans
JJ and her boots
Bennie!! The on demand smile!!
Bennie isn’t into ethnic food
Entertained by Marla Hooch (who just turned 12!)
ELSA!!!
I love the names of OPI nail polish. This is Nessie Plays Hide and Seek 😂😂
Papa got a new drinking vessel for Fathers Day! Unique, one of a kind tumblers Jes makes.
Notyourbasictwinmom on Instagram or Etsy if you’re in the market!!
Last but not least, our friend Maggie Yacko turned 9!!!

June 15, 2020

We’ve had some great weather up here! Enjoying it and our little slice of heaven on earth. Everyone have a great week! We miss you! ♥️ Carry hand sanitizer and use it often!! 🤚

Had our first visitors to the campsite! Thanks for visiting Deb and How! 😍
Nighttime at Wallinworld North
Our campground delivers fresh donuts on the weekend 😋
Enjoying my hibiscus. Some of you may remember the Great Iguana Attack of 2015…. My hibiscus plants in Florida didn’t have a chance because I didn’t know they were like candy to them! 🙄🦎
Albino squirrel! Just this one lone guy hopping around the trees by our site. I guess there used to be a ton of them but the owls could see them so well they were easy prey.

It’s National Dairy month! I know these aren’t dairy cows but they were too cute not to post! 🥰

Our snapping turtle
Our anniversary was the 14th so we went out for a ride. Such beautiful countryside.
Looked like a banging party
Walking home from the shindig
Made a reservation at a supper club for the anniversary dinner. I was a little apprehensive about eating indoors and if they were keeping the tables 6 feet apart… It wasn’t a problem.
The cottonwood tree is shedding that fuzzy stuff. It’s killing Steve’s allergies. The lagoon ended up looking like it had a layer of snow on it. Crazy.
Another picture of our lazy Joan!!

June 1, 2020

Hello! Happy June! We are 6 months into our journey and it sure has been an experience. Only the Wallins can plan a road trip and end up in quarantine! 🙄 We’ve been getting settled in our summer home in Wisconsin and we love it more every day. Everyone please stay safe as the stay at home orders are being eased!

Jammy made a pillow mountain to jump into for the beans!
All my beans. ♥️♥️♥️♥️ Even Marla Hooch🥰
If you’re wondering about the band-aid – Bennie just like them. Les Nessman Jr 😂
JJ likes to help out in the yard……
Asparagus picking
1st day out on the water
Joan likes it on the boat!!
The place is shaping up!
Sun bathing snapping turtle. I waited to see him blink his eyes because I thought he was dead!! 😁

May 14, 2020

One of those days that are cloudy and drizzling and make you kind of lazy……

Steve tinkered with the tackle and threw a line out to test the waters. 👍
Me and Joan lazed around and watched a few movies.
One of my favorite movies from back when Collyn was small and our favorite thing was watching movies all weekend.
Dusk

May 13, 2020

Yard work
Joan on high alert for frogs
Either frogging isn’t her gig or these guys hiding in plain sight really works…. She never even looked at this one!
Blue heron?
Binging Ozark. (👍 BTW) There’s a warning about the smoking but not the bloody bodies with heads cut off or the people getting shot and stabbed. 🤷‍♀️

May 12, 2020

Scenes from Wisconsin

The hierarchy of deer stands
Home
Farm stubble. I know this is stubble because when Collyn was a kid (like 6 or 7) we were driving through farmland somewhere and I commented on the field and wondered why it looked like that. She said “It’s called stubble. The farmers cut down the crops and that’s what’s leftover.” Oh. OK thanks!! I think of that every time I see stubble! 🥰
This tickled me. CASH is King until you wave a Ruger or a sweet riding lawnmower at him! 😂