Tart Cherries from Lehman’s and another MOD! (Michigan)

This week we crossed the state line again. This time in hunt of an orchard….word on the street was the tart red cherries were ready for picking! Not too far from Elkhart, you’ll find Lehman’s Orchard outside Niles, Michigan!  Ralph Lehman started the orchard back in 1929 with 40 aces of red tart cherries.  Through…

My husband is kidnapped (figuratively speaking, of course)! (Indiana)

Here is Mr. Jer! “You handsome devil!” The pre-birthday boy…3 days and counting, when his red, white and blue medical card goes into effect! Well yesterday he was kidnapped….per se. You see, he chauffeured my sweet sister off for her post surgery check, while I tended to a basket of laundry.  “See you in an…

Time is flying…15 days down, maybe 10 to go! (Illinois)

We can’t believe we have been here sixteen days already and only about ten left to go. We’re on the fence what day we actually pull out for Michigan, as this time of year the weather predicts the days you travel. And let me say, this was not the week to travel!  So many have lost…

First trip to an Estuary…(Alabama)

Days continue on the Gulf coast in Alabama…and off we went for another day of sightseeing. “Let’s take the back county roads west of Hwy 59 today!”  Riding along, taking in all the amazing horse farms, I spotted a sign, Weeks Bay Estuary. Now I admit, I had no clue what an estuary was.  Upon entering the visitor’s…

A Bold Jumper!

Trying to keep myself entertained now that I’m back on the home front. Grabbed the big camera and captured some of nature that surrounds me.   A “Bold Jumper” crossed my path…a gentle none threatening spider who loves to jump on its hunt for food.  Now that would have been a really exciting snapshot to have…

Morning of Day Five…

Day Five or is it Day Four?   Things we’ve learned traveling in CozybeGone so far: * The old plastic cafeteria trays are the berries.  We use them for moving everything in and out – meal time calls for using two at a time. * Spices galore take home in a large ziplock and when it comes time…

Day Three and the start of Day Four…

Lacking on pictures but expect to get some today.  Camera has been charged! Yesterday was a run down to Cobden, IL.  There is where the hills rise and the beauty really shines.  Whizzed through a couple of the eleven wineries.  Found a road stand of fresh strawberries locally grown.  Stopped for lunch at Mr. Jer’s…

Rend Lake…Day Two

Is this what it is all about?!!  The freedom to rise from bed and just go with the flow amongst all the fresh air you can breath, all the beautiful bounties of the environment that surrounds you, to pick and choose which direction your day will take you…I can sure get used to this! Only…

SPRING BREAK is HERE!

A few more hours and I officially will be on Spring Break from the 9-5…or SNOW break I might need to call it.  Latest forecast is an expected 6.7 inches through Sunday.  It’s the .7 that really put me over the edge, LOL!  So it’s back to the garage sale piles to drag out the shovel,…

A new domicile? Getting close to a decision! SD? TX?

One of these rainy, cold weekends gave forth plenty of downtime to set my search on our domicile and the nature of the beast.  Knowing once this is concrete in my mind, the rest is peanuts!  Just want to make sure all my i’s on dotted, and t’s are crossed!  I’m so thankful for all that…

My Loner VAC!

Curtains…we got curtains!  Well almost…all stitched up, awaiting grommets, drapery hooks, and another able body.  It was a hoot dragging out my ole Singer (HEAVY), dusting her off, then plugging her in to hear that purr.  Thank goodness I loved HomeEc, as I aced right through it for the most part.  Cutting fabric, lining, pinning,…

YUMMY – Butter Beans and Kale & the time change!

KALE – you say what?  Not the green stuff as a decoration on your plate either, but in a recipe for your body and soul.  This one caught my eye, mostly because I was curious to try the dressing.  I might have to substitute a different fruit…mandarin oranges, fresh pineapple, peaches?  I usually have some…