New neighbors

“Hey you!”

That is what the big fellow yelled at Jan.  We had by-passed his gas station to go to the one across the road.

But then I saw a few of his buds were walking towards him.  So, maybe he wasn’t yelling at Jan after all, but it still scared the bee-geebees [direct quote] out of her.  We headed out another way.

We were at Willard having switched routes from Republic.  At least the east wind going home gave us more opportunity to perfect our drafting technique.

That was Saturday and no I did not take any pictures, but Monday was different.

We revisited an old friend [route] by leaving from Temple Israel and going to Rogersville with an added section south on Finbrooke.

The onion patch at the Temple is really coming along.  They will be selling these to local markets.

The onion patch at the Temple is really coming along. They will be selling these to local markets.

Out fourth turtle save of the year occured early on.  This ol’ fellow [or gal?  I didn’t bother to check – but then I wouldn’t know what to look for, not being well aquainted with terrapins] had seen some action in the past.

the shell had been damaged at some point.

the shell had been damaged at some point.

White flowers are my favorites and we saw plenty of the following two varieties.

Wild daisies

Wild daisies

We could not tell, nor find out later, what this plant was.

We could not tell, nor find out later, what this plant was.

Some of the fields were unplowed and unsown.  One field was getting its first cut.  Perhaps the farmer will get two more by the end of the year.

A couple of years ago this field along County Road U was full of wheat, as it is again.

We think it was a field of wheat.

Most of the trip was in a cross wind, but the turn north on County Road VV gave a needed respite.  When we got to the Hardee’s at R-ville we parked the bikes out by the trees on the south end of the parking lot.  Our last visit had there caused our odometers to wildly register phenomenal speeds while standing still.  I checked the Cateye website and learned that their bike PCs are sometimes affected by wireless communication which cannot be prevented.  Parking away from the building we did not have any trouble this time.

An uneventful ride back to the car was followed by mowing the lawn and inspecting and watering the garden.

The lettuce quickly finds its way into the salad bowl

The lettuce quickly finds its way into the salad bowl

One more year before the asparagus is ready

One more year before the asparagus is ready

We have two new families moved into the neighborhood.

New renters

New renters

New home owners with a family on the way!

New home owners with a family on the way!

Jan and I feel we have taken on new Obligations and Responsibilities!

Stay happy,

twofeet

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About rlhoover

A perspective on life and cycling in the Ozarks. I started serious cycling in 2008, after seeing my wife be on the bike for a few years. We have biked many places and hope to continue. I am no where near being a real good cyclist, but I have fun trying to improve. Who am I kidding? Me? Improve??
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6 Responses to New neighbors

  1. I mowed my lawn yesterday, too. A little neighborhood girl came running over shouting, “Stop,Mister! Stop! You’re mowing the flowers, not just the grass!” I looked. It was the white tops of the clover covering my yard this year. I couldn’t figure out how to explain that those weren’t flowers, just weeds. One person’s weeds are someone else’s flowers, I suppose. In any case, I like white flowers, too.

    • rlhoover says:

      How sweet! My own daughter hated it when I mowed in the Spring since that meant the end of the wild violets. Now, I love wild violets, but sometimes a Man has to mow!

  2. Steve A says:

    With the new families, y’all are step grandparents!

    • rlhoover says:

      I need to get the bird bath out and raise the collective value of the neighborhood! Hope you are doing well in this new phase of life, Steve.

  3. tootlepedal says:

    The asparagus is looking promising.

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