|I can't remember the original house that was on|
this site and underneath what we see today.
However, in two short years, Eileen and Tony Ziesler
have transformed the place into something special
in the Ladysmith community.
|This sun catcher's base is a paper plate.|
The design in the center is covered with
clear contact paper on both sides to let
the light through. It's a very clever art
project that children can do at home, too.
|One never knows what might be encountered while strolling the|
paths in the woods behind Toad House. It's magical.
|Flowers and vegetables are growing in the Toad House|
|Patty pan squash ready for a delicious dish.|
Sunday was one of those perfect Wisconsin summer days – the temperature had dropped to the 50s overnight, the morning was cool, and the daytime temperature rose appropriately to the high 70s. So what did we do? Cut, split, and stacked wood for my brother-in-law's wood furnace. This furnace provides the main heat source for the house. Propane from a supplementary tank kicks in when needed, but my sister figures it won't be empty for another two more years.
|Northern Wisconsin has received much more rain than we|
have here in the southern part of the state. My sister's
flowers have filled in nicely around the house.
|My brother-in-law cut and split 1 1/2 face cords. My sister|
and I hauled and stacked it. Good exercise, for sure.
|Even with all the rain, the river is still low. The water must have|
evaporated because of all the unseasonable heat we've had
in the past several weeks.
|A lone small sunflower amidst the lush vegetation down at the river bank.|