October 11 – 19, 2015 Most Recent Post:
Charlottesville, Virginia Leaving Shenandoah, Now What?
We call this ‘the week after Roger left’. If you didn’t see his “fun” visit to his younger brother use the link under most recent post above.
There are still a few more “home town” things to do. Bright and early on Tuesday, Winnona goes over to Charlottesville Truck to get new shocks. She’s going to ride like a dream after the stabalizer and the shocks.
The dryer still has to be fixed and put back inside its little spot behind the dutch door.
And that gets done one piece at a time. All that’s left is to return the claw foot tub to its spot in front of the window next to the oak washstand. You can bathe and gaze at the Blue Ridge if you like.
FINALLY, it’s Winnona Wash Day. Finally we are somewhere that A) will allow us to wash Winnona and B) has water so we can. Why are there so few drive thru self wash stations tall enough for an RV? We’ve seen a couple on the road and used them but I sure wish there was a URL with them listed throughout the country. If you know of one anywhere PLEASE give a shout out and I’ll put together a list.
He doesn’t look enough like grumpy does he? This picture is for you Bill.
Our hay man couldn’t get to the fields before they were too far gone so they had to be bushhogged this year. Actually we wouldn’t want to hay them every year since you do need to leave some to replenish the nutrients in the field.
It will look green again as soon as all that rots down. But at least it isn’t up to your shoulders any more. View is looking down the farm lane to the house.
This is the view looking west from the yard.
We have this view above and also the one of the sunset in the previous post from both the living room bay window and the upstairs master bedroom porch.
There’s a pond down there in the middle between the now mowed field and the woods.
There are trails on the property and the farm road carries on past the house and down to what we call the lower field so it’s time to take a hike and go see how it looks newly mowed. Definitely fall. Sure glad we don’t have to rake these leaves.
Looks great. Those mountains are to the east. There is a stream running along the right hand side of this field. It’s one of my favorite places on the property. We had a huge fire ring down here and once had a labyrinth mowed into the field.
That about wraps up our time in this area. And a good thing too as the over night temperatures dipped down to 33 and 32 two nights this week. We’ll fix that. On Saturday, Winnona will be on the road to Florida for the winter and be spending much of the early part of that in the Keys.