I missed the rose in the first photo blooming yesterday. So out for pictures I go, and there to my delight is another bud starting to bloom (second photo). And then while taking the second photo low and behold I spotted yet another bud hiding under the rose in bloom. Three roses to share with you all.
It is just being reported that the Washington Redskins are now going to drop the name and the logo. One of the oldest of the National Football League teams, the Redskins name was adopted in 1933. The new name and logo has not been revealed. The Redskins name has been denounced by many Native American groups for years. It has been, and still is considered by the groups to be an ethnic slur.
It will be interesting to see if other sports teams also change their names. I have read that the Cleveland Indians are considering changing their name. Here in Indiana Indianapolis is home to the Indianapolis Indians, a Triple A minor league farm team for the Pittsburgh Pirates. I have not heard anything about changing the Indianapolis Indians name yet, but I bet there will at least be a discussion.
We are seeing some good growth of vegetables in our garden. We’re looking forward to some harvest activity later!
Well if you need an elephant, and a good luck elephant at that, Roadtirement Vintage (our online Etsy Store) can help you out. We just listed not one, but two different elephants in our Etsy store today. The one in the picture is a very cool leather elephant. Notice that his trunk is raised, which is said by many to be a sign of good luck. These days anything to help with good luck is desirable. Here is a direct link to that listing. Take a look around, we’d appreciate it. Thanks for reading and checking out these blatant advertisements of ours. Oh, the other elephant is brass. See him here.
It will take a lot to get to the last straw!
The wheat was harvested from the very large field in the background. The straw was then baled and stacked as you see it. There were three of these large “walls” of straw. As you can see, these bales require a tractor with forks to move: you don’t manhandle these bales!
A bit ago we added this stunning set of bronze bookends to our Etsy Store, Roadtirement Vintage. These birds stand at 7 inches tall. Notice that there are two different bird poses. They will look great in your library or bookshelf. They would also look good on a coffee table. Click here for a direct link to the listing on our Etsy Store where you will find more information and additional photos.
You can visit our whole Etsy store here: RoadtirementVintage
Well, I guess you don’t have to look quickly at all. But have a look at our Roadtirement green beans and lettuce.
With the COVID-19 shutdowns, stay at home orders and our desire to not catch this virus, Sher and I and our son decided that this year we’d try growing some different vegetables in our garden plot. We also increased the size of our garden. So far we have harvested lettuce three times for use on sandwiches. Yummy! And as you can see, the green beans have put on flowers and getting ready for the beans to grow.
We just the other day added several unique items for sale in our online Etsy shop.
One of these is a very nice, near perfect condition heavy cast iron bank. Called the Transvaal Money Box, this accurate reproduction was originally made in 1885 as much as a political satire as it was a useful item. Coins are put in a slot on top of the character’s top hat. As the coin falls it makes the pipe in his mouth jump a bit. See other details, more history and lots more pictures at our Etsy shop listing here.
We invite you to check out our whole store.
We saw this guy on the side of our RV last year at the National Road Highway 40 Yard Sale. We won’t see him this year.
Due to the COVID-19 shutdown the sale has been postponed this year. We won’t be doing any sales or markets until we think is safe to be out. We don’t know when that will be. Click here to see our post about last year’s sale.
The paparazzi camera caught this cute pair of sparrows enjoying a romantic meal together at our backyard bird restaurant. No masks were required.