Not All Who Wander Are Lost

Not All Who Wander Are Lost
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Monday, August 26, 2013

Little Free Library

Have you ever heard of or seen a Little Free Library. Here’s a picture of the one we have in our park. It’s attached to the side of the shower building.

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The Little Free Library was started by Todd Bol as a tribute to his mother, a teacher and bibliophile. He put up a miniature version of a one-room schoolhouse on a post outside his home in the western Wisconsin city of Hudson a few years ago. Since then the movement has grown to almost 5,000 libraries in 36 countries. Wow!!

We got our little library at the park last summer. Since then many people have taken advantage of exchanging or reading the books. We have books for both children and adults. All of our books were donated, many of them from the local library. Our little library was built by a local volunteer with the organization.

Summer seems to be going out with a bang in the Midwest. We are expected to have temps at or near 90 degrees all week. Our air conditioner is getting another workout.

The weekend weather was fantastic again. We only had 8 sites in the park occupied, so it was very peaceful. Kevin and I sat outside and read for much of the time. At one point, I noticed this little guy enjoying the nectar of my hanging plant. I’m not sure if it is a butterfly or a moth. It stayed at the plant for quite a while, but it never stopped moving. So, you have a bit of a blurry picture.

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Here’s a picture of the step going into our fifth wheel. Our friendly little snake has startled a few people coming to knock at the door. He’s really not there to scare anyone away. Honest!!

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Our friend Mary told us about the fake snake trick to keep birds from pooping all over your site. The first week we were back in Wisconsin, birds were constantly pooping on our steps. A few $1 snakes from Walmart solved the problem. We also have snakes on our table and truck. Once in a while, we get a stray bit of bird poop, but the snakes have cut back the problem by at least 90 percent.

A few of my friends have asked for more wedding pictures. We haven’t seen any from the professional photographer yet, but here are a few more taken by us amateurs.

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Don’t wish upon a star – Reach for one!

7 comments:

  1. I wonder if the snake trick would work for mice?

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  2. I wonder if the snake trick would work for mice?

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  3. Your blog today is the third time in as many days that I have read something about those little tiny lending libraries. Just today I read about them also in the latest Better Homes and Gardens magazine. My husband and I are always looking to donate the books we've read and so we will be researching this and possibly putting one on the front of our property. We have lots of kids walk right by on their way to and from school each day too, so I could stock it with outgrown books from my grandchildren in addition to adult books.

    Your wedding pictures are so beautiful. The couple are obviously so happy together. Keep em coming.

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  4. We have a free library in our camping park. It takes up nearly a quarter of the upstairs of our clubhouse.

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  5. I just found your blog & have been reading & enjoying it. We had a motorhome & just last year got a 35ft. 5th wheel. We love it. Unfortunately it is stuck in Longmont, Colorado at the dealer (in for warranty service). It didn't get flooded (thank goodness) but they have to canoe in to the dealership! All of the RV's at the place 2 doors north did flood. So sad. Anyway, I saw the picture of your buttermoth (which is what I called the one I found in our HOUSE) & after much research found out it is a sweetheart moth. Ours was actually quite pretty & very big...for a moth.

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  6. I just found your blog & have been reading & enjoying it. We had a motorhome & just last year got a 35ft. 5th wheel. We love it. Unfortunately it is stuck in Longmont, Colorado at the dealer (in for warranty service). It didn't get flooded (thank goodness) but they have to canoe in to the dealership! All of the RV's at the place 2 doors north did flood. So sad. Anyway, I saw the picture of your buttermoth (which is what I called the one I found in our HOUSE) & after much research found out it is a sweetheart moth. Ours was actually quite pretty & very big...for a moth.

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