I was quite overtired from my very busy few days; Thursday I babysat and did lots of laundry.
Some of which was still on the line and the cushions were on the deck thanks to the little people.
Friday was a long drive and wonderful day at the Temple but I was quite overtired.
Saturday we left early then drove far and did the dump, market and Ankaret’s basketry museum where I made a coiled basket base.
Sunday was preparing, church and the monthly family gathering. So by Monday morning I was completely out of energy.
Desi was on a no sugar day again today. Yippee!!
I walked to the bridge from the lower entrance, by way of the outhouse, then sat and watched the water.
I changed my stick children so they were playing tug of war. I’m trying to change them around from time to time.
I went to my happy place then to explore Sharbot lake where I went to the gas station for mosquito repellant and little stuff and to explore and see what they had.
Then I went to the dollar store for small wooden boxes, then to home hardware for some six step stringers. I stopped at my happy place by the lake again and enjoyed the serenity and the bulrushes.
I asked people about their relationship with this place.
A man came and fed the fish. Little clear ones with a blue tail and a dot on their sides. Wide mouthed bass he said! He said a Chinese group came and illegally fished out every bass from the area. He was devastated. Now there are a few back. 30 or so, vs the 300 he saw and fed there daily.
Later after checking, I discovered the little clean spots in the moat are the resting sites of .... drumroll...the same large mouthed bass I saw at the lake!! There are six such spots in the moat on the gravel near the edge. Amazing that I know a fish!!
I built a staircase down to the stream with my stringers and some cut 2x4s for the treads.
I’m glad I have a drill.
Willem came and sat in the hawthorns beside me on our chairs that need weaving on the seats. I’ll do that soon.
I walked down the stream to see how navigable it is anymore. Not at all. I used to swim in the stream from culvert to bridge.
There are five areas to sit by the stream and three large areas for coves inland in the alders.
I came upon a baby cuckoo in the ferns. Lovely. No camera! The adult black eyed cuckoo sat gurgling near the first Stream-side spot. AMA ing adventure.