Thursday, September 30, 2010


Harvested pumpkins this weekend.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010


We grew some pretty tall sunflowers this year.  We figure about 10-12 feet tall. Doug is standing on a six foot ladder and he is 6 feet tall.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Winter Bird Feeders

We  covered the sunflower heads with cheesecloth this weekend to hold the seeds when they drop and to keep the birds from eating them now.  My intention is to save them for winter to feed the birds.

Monday, September 27, 2010


I harvested and froze mint so I can have hot tea during those cold winter months.

Sunday, September 26, 2010


I gathered some clippings of coleus from Grandpa Bakken to root and grow over the winter.

Saturday, September 25, 2010


Working on paper stars.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Rainy Creek

We were officially "Rainy Creek Ranch" today.  Lots and lots of rain.

Thursday, September 23, 2010


Memories of a summer bike ride.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Bridesmaid's Flowers

I like this picture of the flowers Ellie took the day of Amanda and Race's Wedding.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Yellow Flowers

I like the the abundance of yellow flowers in this picture.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Going for a Ride

Cooper loves going for rides.

Sunday, September 19, 2010


I just like this picture that Doug took.  He was preparing for our family picture. He took this from the upstairs of his barn.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Fall Bliss

Attended the wedding and reception of our Pastor's son today.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Old Technology

Old typewriter in Centennial WY museum.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Chilly Day

Kind of a chilly day, so I started a fire in the woodstove to make the house nice and warm.  Doug said that if I am going to be having fires in September, I am going to have to start hauling a lot more firewood :)

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


Cooper loves these fall evenings when we hang out in the family room and play fetch and catch with her.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Pretty in Pink

Poppies are still blooming. Lovely.

Monday, September 13, 2010


Scrolling through our pictures from our trip out to Wyoming in early June and saw this picture of Ben.  Goofy!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Birthday Celebration

Celebrating Art's 82nd birthday today with a family gathering of about thirty at our house.  This fuzzy picture is of Art last year with one of his "babies".

Saturday, September 11, 2010


Ellie and Isaac and Ducati moved out this week.  I think Cooper is going to miss her kitty friend.

Friday, September 10, 2010

and After

Doug did a great job staining the screen porch.  I think it looks great!

This is our favorite room of the house.

Doug found a ceiling fan on CraigsList for $15.00.  Looks good.
"Good enough for a town this size."

Thursday, September 9, 2010


Saw this beauty in my garden webbed in the basil.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Just Us

The Bakken-Johanek family.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Family Picture Fun

A different version of the family picture.  I think I like this one better :)

Monday, September 6, 2010

Family Picture

Time we all got together for a Sullwold Family picture.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Dreaded Job

The freezer needed some attention, so we decided to defrost it today.

Always dread this job, but it sure looks nice when finished.

Also had some time to sew up some dish towels today.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Before Picture

Prep work for staining the screen porch.  After ten years, we figured it was finally time to stain the back wall and ceiling.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Peg Bag

Finished a clothespin bag from leftover material scraps.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Old Rose

Old "Jens'" Rose from a bush that we transplanted here when we moved from our old house in town.  We named it "Jens' Rose" because that was the name of the previous owner of the Vine Street home.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Peppers, Tomatoes, Swiss Chard and Basil

I picked ripe garden produce this morning and the overflowing abundance tore the bag open.