Where Is My Simple Life?

#Ranch, #Home, #Garden, #Simple, #Oregon
@noni1959 (3949)
United States
May 29, 2016 2:14pm CST
It's just my youngest daughter and I holding down the 21 acres, horses, donkey, cats, dog, gardens, pasture, roads, etc. It's a lot of work and leaves little "me" time. I swore when I simplified a few years ago I would not be doing this again and yet last October we closed on this house in Oregon. She tries to do a lot and my son-in-law will be home from Iraq June 23rd and will take care of some final repairs and upgrades. Today we'll work outside trying to control the weeds, grasses, blackberries and then tomorrow visit a few close by old cemeteries to pay respect so the fallen buried there. After we'll BBQ. Even with all the work here, it's worth it for the view. The photo is from our second level deck. What are your plans?
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@Corbin5 (119667)
• United States
29 May 16
You really do have a lovely home and a gorgeous view. It does sound like a lot of work, but so lovely to be in that setting. Dog park friends brought their dogs to play with their buddy, our pup Molly. Dog parents ate pizza and the dogs romped and a few stole a slice or two of pizza.
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@noni1959 (3949)
• United States
30 May 16
That sounds like such a fun day. I love the name Molly.
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@Corbin5 (119667)
• United States
31 May 16
@noni1959 She just looks like a Molly. Good Golly Miss Molly is put out with us in the photo because the groomer put bows in her hair.
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@noni1959 (3949)
• United States
31 May 16
@Corbin5 She is a pretty dog, bows and all. lol The look on her face is like, "seriously?"
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• Otis Orchards, Washington
30 May 16
I grew up on a 740 acre dairy farm in the state of Washington so I can understand what you are saying. That is a great view.
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@noni1959 (3949)
• United States
30 May 16
Thank you. It's so beautiful out today too. The weather is perfect.
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• Otis Orchards, Washington
31 May 16
@noni1959 It's been a nice day here too.
@celticeagle (120480)
• Boise, Idaho
29 May 16
Sounds like you have a great place. I don't know where Scio is but it must be a nice area with pretty views. No plans. Just on here and doing some mind work.
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@noni1959 (3949)
• United States
30 May 16
Scio is about 25 miles from Salem Oregon. We are actually 12 miles out from Scio but our address is Scio. It's a tiny town of about 800 people.
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@celticeagle (120480)
• Boise, Idaho
30 May 16
@noni1959 ....It sounds nice. Are there places to camp out if someone came that way?
@just4him (128746)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
29 May 16
That's a beautiful view. Right now the only plans I have is to sort and pack as I get ready for my move.
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@noni1959 (3949)
• United States
30 May 16
I hope you can enjoy some of the day. Thank you.
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@just4him (128746)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
31 May 16
@noni1959 I did enjoy the day. I did start on the sorting in the kitchen. Still a long ways to go, but I'm going to need help with it as I'm not very tall. I also watched some Netflix, did some shopping, and started doing a coloring book. Three hours of watching Netflix and I have only one small corner of the page done.
@Drosophila (16697)
• Ireland
29 May 16
The BBQ sounds great :)
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@noni1959 (3949)
• United States
30 May 16
We're getting ready to fire up the grill.
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@Drosophila (16697)
• Ireland
30 May 16
@noni1959 great stuff! Try to put up some pics :)
@quantum2020 (10027)
• Ciudad De Mexico, Mexico
29 May 16
I plan to make a living while working online and then travel aropund my country taking pics and videos of interesting places.
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@noni1959 (3949)
• United States
30 May 16
That sounds exciting. Maybe you will be sharing the photos.
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@quantum2020 (10027)
• Ciudad De Mexico, Mexico
30 May 16
@noni1959 Sure, that is the idea. I will share the photos here and on other social media.
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@Hatley (164469)
• Garden Grove, California
29 May 16
;My plans are simp;l;e to stay here in the retirement center and mylot and write and do more mylotting and write some more.
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@noni1959 (3949)
• United States
30 May 16
I'm glad you write. I love reading your posts.
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@Hatley (164469)
• Garden Grove, California
30 May 16
@noni1959 thanks Im glad Im doing pretty well here
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@jaboUK (55201)
• United Kingdom
29 May 16
The view from your deck is lovely. I can appreciate that you are having to work hard, but hope that will ease when your son-in-law comes home.
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@noni1959 (3949)
• United States
30 May 16
I'm not supposed to be doing a lot of what I am but I can't sit and watch my daughter. I took a lot of breaks and today worked a bit less but did some more. My son-in-law felt this was home when we looked at it and he doesn't mind working on it. He's a contractor in Iraq so home only every three or four months. He was Marine for nine years so his back and forth is "normal."
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@marlina (79695)
• Canada
29 May 16
I am sure it is worth it. Lovely view!
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@noni1959 (3949)
• United States
30 May 16
Thank you. It is after the weeding. During I'm groaning. lol
• Jacksonville, Florida
29 May 16
It does look beautiful! I hope you get everything done you need to do and enjoy your day. =)
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@noni1959 (3949)
• United States
30 May 16
Thank you. I hope you are enjoying yours.
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• India
29 May 16
Wow nice view you have got.
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@noni1959 (3949)
• United States
30 May 16
Thank you. I love sitting out listening to the wind in the trees. It's so peaceful.
@rheicel (7296)
• Philippines
27 Mar
What a beautiful view. Holy week has just started so I basically stay at home today but I'm going to my friend's house tomorrow.
@Hannihar (44331)
26 Mar
@noni1959 Very nice view.
@cacay1 (33199)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
17 Sep 17
Very captivating view, cool, peaceful, clean and green. How nice to live there. Residents there surely live too long, the air fresh.It is like a paradise.