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Saturday, February 25, 2012

OK, I Give

Are you kidding me?
OK, I Give up.
There is nothing I can do about this blast of winter again,
so the snow forts continue to be the center of attention for winter dull-drum!
There are pop-up holes in the top also doubling as a light source within the fort,
tunnels, winter home theme going on.
It's getting longer, and fun to travel with the several side rooms,
windows, and shelves.
Look closely at the next picture by clicking on it to enlarge it,
and you will see another of the many tools of the trade,
this time, the very end of a garden hoe, hanging on the wall.
He must be finished for the day,
for he's coming out for the night.
For those of you who have been following the progress of
' The Snow Fort,'
you probably have been fooled.
The first four pictures of the fort efforts,
are from when my son was 10.

The snow fort pictures of previous entries,
are of my son and His 3 sons.
The next two pictures show the progress
of this winters way to pass the time til the tire swing can resume it's duties.
My grandson is taking a break just as they are finally
seeing the end of the tunnel.
All that's left to do is to make the 10 inch hole
large enough to travel through.
My oldest son was home during this last snow.
He and his son enjoyed ' one last ride,'
before the trails get too rough.
A ' no school ' day and it's time to play,
even tho Dad recently had surgery on that foot.
Nothing stops a day with the kids.
Another ' project ' was pulled into the yard.
The shop is busy with grinding rusty bolts, tearing down an
'86 Ford to restore, just enough to make into a
' fun truck ' for hunting and fishing.
Boys and their toys!
Me?, well, I've been baking to warm the house
and use up an excess of ' ready ' bananas.
This banana bread turned out great.
One loaf for My Guys, one for the Northern Archery ice fishermen,
and one was sent via UPS to MN. upon request.
Spoiled kids!
I've also been trying to eat healthier.
I love cucumbers, so a quick salad with onions, salt, pepper and
fresh squeezed lemon juice is just the ticket to go with Steamed Salmon Fillets
for dinner. Apple slices sprinkled with cinnamon and Stevia to sweeten, to fool me
into thinking I'm eating Apple Pie.
Like Grandpa Jones would say when asked, " What's for supper?,"
Yum Yum!!!


IanH said...

Snow forts are fun! We have had three generations all building one. It seems to be a tradition each winter.

Jill said...

We don't even have enough snow for a mouse fort! Fun to see your family enjoying it so much!

TexWisGirl said...

grampa jones! tee hee! hadn't thought of that line in years! :)

great snow work!

George said...

Here in Delaware we have not used the SNOW word very often. After a couple of 40 degree days, we will be back in the fifties Monday. Weird, but I am not complaining. Two years ago we had over 70 inches of snow for the season!

jack69 said...

Whoa Darla baby!!!! Good post. I love the snow house, us southerners are jealous, we thought only Eskimos done this. The food, ahhh the bread looks divine and I love cukes and anything.
Enjoyed the read and company. Thanks.
Love from down here where snow is illegal. Sherry & Jack

Clint Baker said...

Oh my lands! I have never seen that much snow! By the way thanks for stopping by! I still can't get over the snow!

Paula said...

Y'all are having that fun again I read. It is cold enough here today to want the oven on too. I made Pineapple Nut bread with a recipe from Mature Living and have a cucumber salad in the fridge.

Shug said...

Lots of snow! I have seen many post today about the snow. Here in East Texas, we have had 3 days of 70 and above temps...lots of things blooming..
Thanks for sharing your snow..

Suz said...

good golly woman....I feel your pain

I could use a little of that banana bread

Kay said...

WOW! You are having crazy snow and we are in the 80's here in SoCal. But we are supposed to start cooling down starting tomorrow.

A Primitive Homestead said...

My boys would have enjoyed such a fort. We have not had snow like that for years. Your bread looks mouth watering. Blessings!

Chatty Crone said...

Lots of snow there - and your dinner sounded good. sandie

~mel said...

Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow!! Oh the weather outside is frightful ~ but the fire is so delightful ... don't you just love wood heat :)

imac said...

Snow - bbbrrrr,--we have warm weather here.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Oh my. We have NO snow here. I wish we had SOME.