The Pinecraft Thistle

A seed was dropped,
And sprouted.
And got nourishment from the soil.
And it looks like a healthy thistle,
Almost ready to bloom.
I hope it will continue to grow,
And be nourishment to the 
Birds,
Bees and
Butterflies.



Carrots

 Carrots grown in Canada,

are a Product of Mexico and shipped to Florida.

These carrots are a rigamaroo, going from Canada, to Mexico, to the USA. 
I am okay with this rigamaroo as these are the best tasting carrots I have ever eaten in Florida. Every Canadian knows they raise good tasting carrots, due to the cold weather in the fall. Their sweetness comes from the cold soil just before the ground freezes. 

This is my second bag of Canadian/Mexican carrots from Yoder's Produce Market. 

The Up and Down of Pioneer Trails

Getting ready to head up north with a good sized load.

A taxi driver's front license plate.
Vit Mit is the Pennsylvania Dutch of saying "Want a ride?"

Lydia Mae Schwartz in the brown got on the bus. Fannie Schlabach gave  her a ride and Gertie McClure came to say, "Good Bye."

The two ladies visiting in the background are from Kentucky.

For sixteen weeks the Pioneer Trails made three trips up and three trips down. This week that schedule changes to two trips up and one trip down. it is that time of the year.  

Sunday

This morning the Pinecraft Park was having a ball.

And tonight the day ended with popcorn clouds.

The Cycle of Life

Mike, Arlene and Uriah fed the squirrels last evening. Because of the welcome rains tonight I didn't get to the park tonight. 

Looks like the squirrels eat balanced meals. This one is sucking or eating Hibiscus petals that are finished blooming. 

The cycle of life is amazing, be it plants, animals or humans.



Boarded Up

This morning the Postal Service people came and took the old antique post office boxes and boarded up the wall with plywood. Wonder how long this former post office will be Pinecraft's eyesore?  

New Homes in the Making

The black plastic is an indication of demolishing. 
Mervin Weaver's home on the corner of Fry & Graber. 

I think this is Jesse King's house, on the corner of Fry and Miller. 

This home will get it's turn sooner or later. 

Baby Alligator

This morning an alligator was seen in the Phillippi Creek in Pinecraft, hanging out at the sandbar. I didn't see him tonight so maybe he went home to his Mamma. 

Coffee Spoon

This morning was the first time I saw a Coffee Spoon like this and used it. I like the bent in the handle to hang over the edge of the coffee cup. 

The Joy of Feeding Squirrels

Anna joined me twice in feeding the squirrels within the last week or so.
This photo was taken three days ago.

Tonight they reached the park ahead of me and the squirrels came running toward Anna for peanuts.
This squirrel desperately wants Uriah's peanut, but he won't take it until Uriah dropped it. 
I am amazed how quickly the squirrels recognized Anna.





Welcome Rain

Most of this afternoon we had high winds and rain and a little bit of thunder and tonight it is down to 66 degree. We needed every drop of rain we got as it was very dry.




Accident and An Old House

Plumber Dan and Barbara's van. 

The front wheel on the driver's side is the worse. I don't know what happened. 

This house's days are numbered, along with a few more in Pinecraft. What is the history of this house? It is on Kruppa Street.

Scatt Bus Driver

After a days work of driving the Scatt bus to and from Siesta Beach, the driver stopped to get some good food at Yoder's.


Working Women

These two Barbara Wagler and Fannie Ruth are hard worker. Barbara works at Yoder's Amish Village, mostly in the Deli. Paul, her husband works in with the Produce.

Fannie Ruth and her husband John come early in the Fall and stay until late Spring due to John's health. Fannie does house cleaning.  

There are many more Snow Birds that have winter jobs. 

Today

The Crossroad, Journey Tours and Pioneer came in on their regular runs. 

Freeman Byler's golf cart is for Sale @ $1700 or Rent for $18.00 a day. 
Contact number is: 440-636-2026

This afternoon we had rain,
with a little lightening and a little thunder.


Cleaning Up

David Borntrager cleaned up at the Laundromat and around the apartments. 

I love old buildings but even so there comes a time to tear down and rebuild.

Going Home

Saying their "Good-bye" before Walter boards the Crossroad bus going back to Indiana. 

The state of Indiana has at least two Lancaster type communities, and so they also use the Crossroad bus for transportation. 

Two loaded Pioneer buses left this afternoon for home. 

The Patience of Job



It takes the patience of Job to feed a squirrel out of your hand. 
Especially so when a puppy barks,
Or other children chase the squirrels up the tree,
In their vain effort to catch one.

Music at the Pinecraft Park

Willis Schwartz and Willie Riehl making music at the Pinecraft Park tonight. Willis is drumming the granite pot and playing the harmonica while Willie has the guitar. I recorded a few songs but I can't download them on here. I will put those on Facebook.

Part of the audience.  

These stem from Berne Indiana, although I think the couple on the right live in Salem Indiana.



Bus Day

Waiting for the Pioneer bus to come in. Might as well absorb some good Florida sunshine. 
Journey Tours from Daviess County Indiana had come in earlier.

Helping with their luggage.
The bus was full or almost so.

Sunday Photography

Rich Stevic went birding and found the adult owl.

I fed the squirrels. 

Monroe is just barely hanging in at the corner of Kaufman and Fry.



New Byers

This house on Graber Avenue changed hands recently. It is the third house down from the Tourist Church's parking lot. The door on the left is an apartment. The little shed on the right goes with the house.  

The above house is connected to this one, which is on Miller Street. The two houses are sound proof with a thick heavy wall between the two. At least this is what I have been told.

The Pinecraft Thistle

A seed was dropped, And sprouted. And got nourishment from the soil. And it looks like a healthy thistle, Almost ready to bloom. ...