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Five Things Friday

Tumalo Falls in Bend, Oregon

The five little things that made my week…

1. After a handful of trips to Bend, Oregon, these last few years, we finally made it to Tumalo Falls! Not a bad way to spend a day.

Views along Highway 395 from Central Oregon to Southern California

2. Our new favorite route from Central Oregon to Southern California: straight down Highway 395, and this is why. The views never get old.

My favorite summer harvest

3. Summer is here!

My little strawberry bandit

4. I’ve been wondering what was eating our strawberries before we got to them and whaddya know… I caught the little berry bandit in action!

Watching chicken TV

5. I find her here, watching chicken TV in front of the gate, all day every day (when she’s not sneaking strawberries, that is).

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    Jennifer Hollis
    July 3, 2017 at 12:27 am

    I am always a fan of road trips with a good view! It makes it worth all the time your spending in the car. Driving up to Big Sur is always a favorite of mine, but I will definitely have to try out the 395 up to Oregon. It looks beautiful!

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      Linda from Garden Betty
      July 7, 2017 at 4:02 am

      Yes it is! And a great choice right now while they figure out what to do about the Big Sur coastline.

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    Deb at Counting My Chickens
    June 23, 2017 at 3:06 pm

    I can totally relate to Gemma. I could spend hours watching my chickens!


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