I often mention the food pantry, and I thought I would show you a picture of it.
The Good Shepherd Food pantry is supported by the thrift shop that is part of it. This little building was a house, built onto.
The volunteers here come from all the different congregations in Tonganoxie.
As you can see, our shelves are currently pretty bare. It's the end of summer.
Ummmm... there IS some cereal. We are low on soups, boxed potato mixes, etc..
The grocery store here, B and J Country Mart, is extremely generous to the pantry, and there is often salad mix and lots of baked goods to give to those coming in.
On Tuesday and Thursday, the inmates at the Lansing Correctional Center deliver fresh produce here and several other places in Leavenworth County, to be given FREE to those who would like to have it.
Our eggs have gone here for several years now, and a another lady has begun bringing some eggs, too.
Keith and I are trying to get a few extra boxes of food each time we go to the store, and then taking it down with the eggs.
I want to thank everyone for their kind birthday wishes... my birthday was actually last Sunday, and I had a most peaceful one here at home with my Honey.
63 years YOUNG!
Keith took this picture last night at the T Bones last game. It was 102 when we left to go.
This picture is remarkable for ONE THING.
I NEVER WEAR FLIP-FLOPS (Thongs) OUTSIDE IN PUBLIC!!!!
I wore them Friday night and Saturday night, and I was glad I did!
My gosh, it was hot and humid at the game, but we did enjoy watching our team for the last time this year. I even tried to eat a hot dog (I can't swallow bread, really) and the kind lady to my left, who was sitting next to me, moved down with her husband when the rest of the row remained open, so we could all breathe a little easier. Whew.
I drank a LOT of cherry lemonade this season!
We called flip-flops "thongs" when I was a girl, and that's how I still think of them!
I've noticed in the mornings that the chickens in the old henhouse are slower and slower to come out.
Even the (little) Big Guy didn't want to come out in the morning's humidity.
Buddy stayed inside with the hens.
And Boots at the other pophole wasn't much for coming out, either.
Of course, it might have been Abby, the Scourge of the Chicken Yard, keeping them in. She had just chased the ducks when I took this picture. I had to escort her OUT.
The asclepias is still going strong, and see the most unusual seed pods on them? Wow!
That's a volunteer sunflower growing up amongst them.
In fact, the hot border is still giving us plenty of color here at the end of August.
I took this early this morning while it was still pretty clear, and I'm happy to say it's now very overcast. I'm going to do some water and maybe cut some grass this afternoon. I can't believe how much it's growing after the heat of this past week.
I also ran to Walmart after I delivered eggs this morning, and bought some 1.98 mums in yellow and white.
I can't wait to show you all what I'm going to do with them this afternoon.
And what post would be complete without these guys:
Ritz Crackers taste pretty good now, don't they, Kelly?
You already know that, don't you, Kody?
Notice that Kelly is now almost as big as Kody!
This is NOT a dead Polish hen.
She is SUNBATHING.
Keith has just come in from the post office to tell me that it is raining in Topeka, 50 miles to our west. It is so overcast here that I am crossing my fingers.
Everyone have a safe start to your Labor Day weekend!