Omar and Laura Beiler returned to Pinecraft mid morning, with three other couples. They have plans to stay a week or so and then pick up their passengers and return to Lancaster County PA. These couples plan to do repair work on their properties or clean inside and outside. It is that time of the year again. I look forward to the next months when people return to Pinecraft.
The boat ramp on Saturday afternoon.
The same boat ramp Sunday afternoon.
The bend in the Phillippi Creek on Saturday afternoon.
The same bend on Sunday afternoon. The creek was much fuller earlier this morning.
We have lots of water but as far as I know no flooding in this area.
This afternoon we had a gully washer, although we don't have any gullies. We had enough thunder and lightening in Pinecraft to knock out the power in Lester & Betty's house. My power went off for only a second or so. Long enough to shut down the WiFi.
After the rain quit I went biking. There is some water in the Detention Pond at the Pinecraft Park. This is the only bird taking advantage of the free food. Also the Dragon flies were skimming the surface for small insects.
This yard had probably the most water in it, at least on the south side of Bahia Vista.
Tonight the Pinecraft Park was busy.
This is Jacob but I like how his Daddy calls him by his Amish name "Jeck."
Tonight I gave her a partial bag of peanuts. She takes feeding the squirrels seriously. When she sees a squirrel on the ground looking for a peanut, she runs toward the squirrel and then throws a peanut at their feet. They always pick up the peanut and run.
Looks like Albert is going to shoot for the stars with this pointed black thing. But it is an umbrella saftely stuck in a Pvc pipe, so it stays put on his bike.
There was not much going on today, except the solar eclipse, and that was like 60-80% total. I was at the Pinecraft Park during that time. After a while I biked to Big Olaf and someone had brought a few glasses to watch the eclipse and so I had a few turns watching it. So that was about the extend of my eclipse watching.
Earlier in the morning I biked through the park wanting to see how the wild creatures are acting. My first round through the park, nothing was stiring, not even one bird and no squirrels.
Laying blocks for a new dwelling on Carter Avenue.
Daniel Yoder meets Dan Byler, both formerly from Ohio.
Watching the basketball in progress.
Tomorrow I have plans to fly up to Ashville North Carolina for a week. I have no plans to take my computer along, so doubt I will be posting on this blog while I am gone. I probably will post on Facebook and Insatgram now and then.
On the average it takes me two days to go through a bag of peanuts.
Tonight I had plenty of help to do my chores of feeding the squirrels. These children were my first helpers.
Most times I make two passes through the park. Usually the second pass the young squirrels are also waiting for their after supper snack. Tonight, siblings Jeck and Sylvia help me with the second feeding.
Tonight I finally found the wayward rabbit, after two weeks of looking for him. His wild cousin was nowhere in sight and since there was no peer pressure, he came right up and put his paws on my bike. I gave him a peanut in the shell but he only sniffed at it, turned his back on me and walked away. So I cracked a peanut and he accepted that offering.
Tonight there are plenty of people in Pinecraft. Magdalena and Joe Graber formerly from here are back for the weekend. We did some catching up tonight.
I guess this suitcase and the contents are free for the taking.
Anna with her scooter and her Daddy and her baby brother.
Having Summer vacation. I recognized some faces but don't have their names.
The gathering place at Big Olaf. Another gathering place was at the Pinecraft Park. After all is is Saturday evening.