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November 16, 2020

Happy 3rd birthday to my baby beans. We couldn’t love these sweet, goody little girls more! ♥️♥️


October 30, 2020

We are back hone in the Keys and are already hard at work on the house and yard and RV! I had practically nonexistent WiFi for a while so I haven’t posted. Stay healthy! 😷

Movie trivia…. 😁
Guinea Hens on the way into the ranch. They’re like guard fowl!
Back on the Broken Board Ranch.
Spoiled rotten Joan Jett
Pearl of wisdom. I think the signs were for sale…
Out for a bike ride
And a boat ride
We went through this really cool thoroughfare between two lakes and it was like being in the Amazon or something
Gnome addiction
Joan was happy to see DJ
Just pulling in!

October 16, 2020

And they’re off!!

Last Autumn morning in Wisconsin
Wedged in for the ride and stuff still gets tossed around 🙄
Getting out just in time. Snow moving through…
A rafter
Scenes from central Illinois
The Rail Golf Course in Springfield IL (a Harvest Host) was once a 240 acre dairy farm
That didn’t cross my mind

October 12, 2020

I have been asked where last Monday’s post was. Sorry faithful followers! Had a lot going on. We found out we had contact with a COVID + person and we had to be quarantined and tested. The first test was negative and second is being done today. We have been symptom free. 🙏 All this a week before we were leaving Wisconsin to visit family in Michigan and then work our way home! 🙄 We are letting our tenants out of the lease a month early and with this delay in departure, our return trip has been cut short by 6 weeks so it’s straight home to Florida when we pull out around the 17th. Anxious to get home! Stay safe! 😷 Much love! ❤️

Fall farming
The last of the harvest moon about 5:30 am. I forgot to go out earlier and take some pics 😦
Fall color and other stuff…. I’ll spare you having to look at a ton of pictures!
Quarantine drive
Getting ready to pull the boat
Yeah that’s hail
You can get produce and eggs from local farmers at the bar. It costs you a beer. 😁
This was at the orchard so I assume a beehive?
Glad to get these guys and get them mailed….
Packing up
Probably the last picture from our deck until next year…
This girl! I ran inside to grab a few things and Joan Jett sits and waits for me! 🥰
Happy birthday in quarantine dinner for Steve Wallin! ♥️

September 14, 2020

A week at Wallinworld. Stay safe all! 😷♥️

The look of fall on our screen house. I hope we get to see some beautiful fall colors before heading south!
I filled the bird feeders thinking it would last the last 4 weeks, and the finches and songbirds and cardinals went ape crap on it!! This was like 4 days afterward. We walk out and there are sometimes 10 birds eating! 😍
Baraboo WI
After a fabulous burger at a really cool place we found in Baraboo, we were given dessert to drink. Licor 43 with a heavy cream float. 👍We MUST find this stuff!!
Got a hair cut in town at a cute little place for $15! They must have swept the hair over from the old lady next to me….
Miss Jett
I found a Wallin throwback in a book!
People- they’re the WORST Jerry!
Found a bar in Packer country with owners from Illinois!
They play a game, flag football. Everybody’s name is put in a jar. Whenever a flag is thrown, the person gets the GB mug and drinks free until the next flag is thrown. Steve got it halfway through the second quarter and was hoping to have it through halftime…. (that would have been a loser for the bar!)

2 seconds before the end of 2nd quarter a flag is thrown!! I got the mug from him!! Na na na na na!!

September 7, 2020

Hope everyone has an enjoyable Labor Day! Here’s a little of Wallinworld from last week. Have a good week and stay safe 😷 Love to all ♥️

Got out on the scoot for that awesome weather

Knuth Brewery in Ripon 👍
Our new friend Stephanie
Veggie pizza was molto bene! Steve had a Cuban sammy and said it was the best he’s ever had.
Non conformity 👍
Of course
Choices. Condom or crossbow… 🤔
So my thought that we had one rogue mouse was wishful thinking….. This was number 5. 😳
Going to try cotton balls soaked in peppermint as a deterrent. Super jumbo should do it! 😁🤞
The line at Dollar General. I don’t generally shop there, but I was in need of mouseproofing supplies. This is a return visit deterrent!!
Our friend the Blue Heron taking flight. I read they eat mice. My new hero!
I now look at all small animals as potential intruders
Crazy rain last week left a lot of areas flooded
Beans on the Lake Michigan shore ♥️♥️

September 1, 2020

Hello September – goodbye 90+ degree weather! Well, here in Wisconsin anyway we’re done with hot weather… Forecasts already just upper 70’s during the day. 👍Love my fall sweatshirt weather! Last week was wonderful with the beans, and then with the Yackos on the weekend. Cockles warmed! 🥰

Morning after a storm
Bennie filing the dog bowl with bubbles
Campfire chillin
S’mores 😍🙁
The fam on the Wisconsin Ducks
JJ and Jammy
Piano rock
Waldo and Jes
You can already tell Bennie is going to love roller coasters
Found a farm that caters to the kids with interactive play and a petting zoo
JJ a little more timid with feeding then Bennie
This guy kept turning his butt towards me and posing 😂
Ringo Jr
New fishing poles from Papa
Getting the hang of it
When you leave a bag of stuff (including snacks) in the screen tent overnight. In that baggie was flaming hot Cheetos! The dog’s water bowl was red and I couldn’t figure out why at first. He was either dipping the Cheetos or washing them down!! 🥵
Princeton WI
Tchotchkes and rubber chickens
Bathing beauties
They started off hesitant, then turned into jumping machines!! 👍
Found an Amish bakery
One of the MANY delicious purchases
Outside the bakery. Some kind of washing contraption 🤷‍♀️
Yacko and Waldo
Me and JP
Mags and Ally
Drinks and bug spray!
Storm coming in over the lake
Clouds over farmland
Night sky

August 24, 2020

The week in review

Misty morning
I’m obsessed with these cows! ♥️
You can hear this guy fart when he’s walking….
Sucky parking is not exclusive to Florida
I got ducked. I didn’t know this was a thing – but I’m game!
Spent stalks
If it were 4 wheels, I’d be more skeptical…… 😳
This guy landed on my arm and it took a few swats to knock him off. No idea what it is, but that shield looking thing was hard. 🤷‍♀️
Joan stayed up all night staring
And staring
And staring. Freaked me out since Steve was gone for a few days!
As I was writing that I was pretty sure it was a rogue that got in (and got caught within 10 minutes of setting the trap) I swear I’m hearing movement around me!! My loathe of killing anything is not as strong as my refusal to share my living space with a rodent!
This was just from this morning. Joan hearing it too. Crap!!
Beavers, bucks, beef, beer, baseball
The difference between me and Steve eating. One (well I) could argue that I’m neater while eating and use more napkins….
My new sticker
The best news of all – my beans are here for the week!!! ♥️♥️♥️♥️
JJ and Marla Hooch
Lazy summer day
Bennie and her “sauce”
The girls are digging their loft
Sissy love 🥰. Bennie fell asleep.
I think Papa had the most fun on the campground train ride! 😂

August 17, 2020

5 more sleeps til my beans come up for a WEEK! 💤💤💤💤💤 Everyone stay safe and have a good week! 😷 Love to all! ♥️

Got back from Hayward to find these beauties waiting for us! I never eat hot house tomatoes, but love, love them right off the vine, grown in fresh sunshine! 😋
Kasia this is for you! 😘
Found Andy’s Meats in the little town of Endeavor WI
More Joan “spread”
We took a drive in the deep farmland. So green and lush… It was beautiful! Farm houses on the horizon. I am so intrigued by the whole farming industry…
The county roads we were on were literally cut through acres of corn and soy (?) We drove for miles like this!!
Country church
Buffalo Lake in Montello
Got out for some Cubbies. Glad Brewers fans don’t go out and fill up the joints!!
Nobody here either 👍
Green heron
My frog friends
If you’re in the market, let me know….
Not thrilled with the potty training
Lovers of ice cream like their Mama
And Papa
Bennie entertaining Jammy on FaceTime ♥️

August 9, 2020

Northwoods scenes. Headed back to central Wisconsin today. We sure will miss this area ♥️

You see this all the time ..
This on the gravel road to our campground. Doesn’t necessarily make me feel warm and fuzzy 😳
“I caught you a delicious bass” Trivia!
Last day fishing
Had to change sites for the last two nights. Better but WiFi worse 👎
The Clampet move to the other site 😁
Roasted corn 😋
I see the tree that attacked the kids in Poltergeist
This is a big bowl of wrong!
I got up in the middle of the night. That spot on the left is mine. I know I’ve shown similar pics before – more proof the struggle is real.

August 6, 2020

A great day on Lake Namakagon with old friends Cindy and George ♥️

We had lunch outside at the Loon Saloon and yapped a little with a couple on the dock. On the way back, we found them in the middle of the lake attempting to row back to their cabin because their motor konked out. We towed them back. He had a Cubs hat on or we would have left them out there 😂😂
Joan Jett watching Steve take the garbage to the dumpster.

August 3, 2020

Ahhhhh the Northwoods – Hayward Wisconsin! The Wisconsin of my yoot and vacation spot up til we moved to Florida. Also the original planned retirement spot. It makes my heart smile to be back! 🥰

As kids, we knew when we made the turn onto A at Dow’s Corner we were almost to the cabin!
Dow’s is a bar now and owner Ken is an Elvis fanatic like Steve…. he gave us a preview of the song he’s doing at his upcoming “Elvis night”
Misty morning
Fish cleaning house
Sounds of morning
Headed to town
One of my favorite places to go junking is closed due to stupid Covid 😥
We never miss eating at the German restaurant.
Main street Hayward
My favorite place for jelly bismarks adjusting to Covid
My tall pines ♥️
Got mowers?

August 1,2020

Wow August! SoFlo heading into the big storm months and us in Wisconsin are ordered to wear a mask at all times when out! After a day of decompression from company last week, we got ready for a trip up north to Hayward and the UP. Stay safe! 😷 Love to all ♥️

The seaweed mower. Not sure what the actual name of the implement is 🤷‍♀️
The corn corridor
The wildflowers are all over now
I have often wondered if the fields of sunflowers have some purpose other than just being beautiful
Raining on the cow parade
We buy farm fresh anything when we’re out exploring. And you rarely see people. Just drop your money in a coffee can….
If you ever see a farm stand selling “ground cherries” – buy them. Described as a little pearl in a paper lantern that tastes like a cherry tomato infused with mango and pineapple. Absolutely delicious! 😋
I’ve seen more wild turkeys wandering around in the last few months than I have seen in my entire life …
Was trying to get this guy and he posed perfectly
A mom isn’t supposed to have favorites…..🥰
Went out for dinner before hitting the road and had crazy good craft old fashioneds
This dude just hanging out on the picnic table
Two days of packing up and you know where Joan Jett was….. No way she’s getting left behind!
Three months of pine needles and cottonwood fuzz needed to be cleaned off!!
Bennie Boo
JJ Kiss Lips

July 27, 2020

Wow! A wonderful Wallin weekend to celebrate Ma’s birthday. Everyone stay safe! 😷♥️

Captain and co-pilot
Puckaway lake
Timmy feeling around for his phone 😂
They came bearing gifts! 😍
Good job Gretchen!! 😂😂
Mama and Co.
Holy smokes
Met friends Cathy and Ron in town for a brew
Target made the boycott list 😡
OSHA might have a problem with this….
Dry and CHEEP
That would be brown duct tape for a rear door and window
This was the work of a raccoon… Shucked and eaten clean!!
Bye-bye precious family! 🥰
Storm coming
Wild turkeys
Asking visitors make me a star for under our canopy (like the buoys in the Keys) to remember their visit….

July 20, 2020

Beans and scenes. Everyone stay safe and healthy and happy! ♥️😷😁

Tough girl tattoos and masks! 💪😷♥️🥰
Pasta lovers like Jammy!
Our favorite brewery
Me, Waldo, and Courtney
Must be a guy that orders the smokes….
They need a new advertising angle. We’ve been riding by since May and it always looks like this…
Corn check
If you never had peaches and cream corn on the cob, you’re missing out!!! The best!!! 😋
My favorite pines
Downtown Madison post protesting
Had some ticker tests. All good! ♥️👍
1998 Austin TX throwback