Monday, May 24, 2010

Mushroom Hunting 2010!

Tuff, Alys, Missy, Jessica & Kesse spent some time at Kidders Cabin Morel hunting! Just look at this guy we met out in the woods with his huge Morel! We met up with Pete & Rachel one day and hunted with them, and hunted several days in the forest in Yuma. We found enough for it to be fun, but the weather had been finicky and the mushroom season wasn't good this year. We still had lots of fun! Here are some of Tuffs pics, and here are some of Alys'..a great time was had by all!!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Spring Picnic

We had a picnic at Otis Park on Mt. Zion road. Our intention was to find lots of MORELS, but we got skunked! We did talk to a couple that came out of the woods with 20-30 small greys, but we didn't have any luck. We did have a great time visiting, the kids had a blast, and the food was good! Next time we will have better luck with the 'shrooms! Here are some photos of our day..

Ice Skating on Kidders Pond

Every year when the pond freezes safely enough Tuff takes the snowblower down & cleans it off for anyone who wants to come over & go ice skating...this weekend Kesse, Buddy & Lucky Sammy decided to give it a try..Sammy even decided to go for a ride on the sled...well..for a few seconds, anyway! Here are the photos!

Halloween party 2009!

Once again our annual halloween & pumpkin carving party was a huge success! We had great weather,
wonderful family, and a fun hay ride. Kesse, Lauren and Drew did a great job putting together the "Haunted Trail"! Here are some~~scarey~~photos!

Kidders Cabin, Autumn 2009

We had a great time at the cabin during my favorite time of the year! Scott, Micki, Grace, and Mickis parents Clay and Barbara joined us. We had fabulous weather, scenic walks, and cozy campfires! We also had a great time exploring Lake Michigan at Ludington. Click here for some colorful photos!

Arbors for sale!

Here is one of my hobbies: Building copper arbors! I've built a few for myself that I have here
at home, and I built and donated one to the Michiana Master Gardeners for their auction to raise
funds. Here are some photos of the last one I built.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Spring has arrived!

I can't believe I haven't posted since last October!! I'm going to start posting here again soon, I promise! We've had a great year, everyone in the family is staying healthy, and our grandchildren are growing too fast! It seems like time just passes too fast lately. Tuff and I are getting ready to go mushroom hunting with our family got pretty cold last night, but the reports are out that they're popping up! If they're up, we'll find them. I'll post our pictures from today later and keep our blog updated more often! Love you all, see you soon! ~Alys~