Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Flynn's was one of the companies in the 50's and 60's who delivered milk to the doorsteps of houses. We never had that as our we lived on the farm and our milk had to be milked from the town by my dad and brought into the house. As a kid it was fascinating to see that people kept metal looking coolers on their steps and milk men would deliver a fresh bottle of milk each morning. I believe the household could put out an order, taped to the lid, to ask for cream and other mile products. I never knew how they paid for it but I could see them having the customer putting it in an envelop and leaving it inside the milk cooler.
Another torpedo shaped canning jar is in this photo, taken in my garage. The pottery piece sitting behind it makes it look strange. The agatized stone next to the milk jar is one that my dad had cut and polished.
The row of peonies are planted a mower's width away from the property line. The neighbor does get the benefit of the flowers and doesn't have to care for them. I am assuming that I will have to cut off the spent blooms and keep it neat unlike I do at the old place. The neighbor below this lives on a lot that is a part of the wedge lot created because the street takes a turn. He lawn area is pretty much flat. My lawn is not flat anywhere in the front. We are on the hill top and the yard was graded to run the water away from the house. The entire yard sort of crests at the house. I can mow down
hill toward the sidewalk and the neighbor's lot. The house on my other side has a perfect flat yard as the top of the hill is reached and they graded it to be flat and even from the house to the street. I am not complaining as I like the differences in our properties.
As I was mowing in the back yesterday this little bunny came hopping out from under the rhubarb leaves. I took his picture a few days ago as he was eating off the downstairs patio floor. Birds spread see from the feeder above and the loose stuff lands below for the rabbits and mourning doves.
Lots of things to do today. We still make a couple of visits to the hospital each day but the cousin is so much better. She can now talk to family on the phone and I am sure friends will start to visit when she is moved out of ICU.
Everyone have a great day today. Thanks for reading my post or for just looking at my pictures.