Quiet in the Country…

We had our first visit to our son and daughter in law since they were married last June. They live on 7 acres in the northeastern part of our state and the first thing we notice is how quiet it is. Even the dog that our son inherited when he married his dear wife is quiet.


She did not bark once during our whole visit! Here she is greeting us on our arrival.

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The girls took a 3 mile walk on Saturday and a shorter walk with a steeper climb on Sunday while the guys worked on a truck and a chicken coop. D & J bought 8 chicks who are growing rapidly and who will need a coop for comfort and laying of eggs. They thought they were 8 chicks but come to find out one is a rooster. That might change the quiet they are enjoying now…

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These are some quiet scenes we enjoyed on our walks.

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Quail were running across our son’s property. I find them so fun to watch.

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The country might be quiet but you have to equip yourself for the possibility of meeting up with wild animals and we didn’t take our walks without bear repellent.

sunday chewelah 004We had a lovely quick weekend with quality time spent with our kids and it was so quiet in the evening and during our walks. We also had a quick storm roll through with the promise of the rainbow when it was over. God’s promise to us. “I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth.

I’m linking up to ABC Wednesday for the letter Q. Q is for quiet, quality, quick, and quail. Thanks to Mrs. Nesbitt and the ABC team for the start and continuation of this meme.

I’ve got lots more to share from our trip to visit our son and daughter in law that will show up for memes in the future like Good Fences, The Barn Collective and Signs, signs.

Today I will mow the lawn early since we have a forecast in the 80’s again and then I’ll run some errands. Hope you weren’t in the path of the storms that caused so much damage yesterday in the middle of our country.

About Ellenhttp://I am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

20 thoughts on “Quiet in the Country…

  1. Your son and DIL live in a pretty place!
    I need to buy a can of bear repellent, Ellen! There are often bears and mountain lions spotted in our hills.They usually aren’t seen in day time hours, but one never knows!

  2. Quiet is a lovely sound!
    I am sure that you enjoyed your visit with your son and his wife, and I am sure that they enjoyed having you come! Together times are always special!
    One rooster? I think you’re right about the lack of quiet after he grows up. 🙂

  3. Your son and DiL live in a beautiful place. Living on seven acres of land means there must be some beautiful walks just around the property. Glad you had a lovely time together in such a peaceful environment.

  4. Oh my goodness! It looks so serene there. Reminds me when we used to go to Shuswap Lake and wander through the woods there – always watching out for bears, of course! I can see why they would want to live there.

    abcw team

  5. Absolutely beautiful scenery! I need to return and read your archives about Washington state as I am planning a trip this September. My only goal is to meander the Chuckanut drive then the rest of the drive South is open!
    Thanks for sharing!

  6. I know you don’t speak dutch 😉 But my first spontanious word was ‘Kanonne!” as i started to read this post…. its a word many dutch people use when they are amazed…. and that i am, 7 acres ? Ohhh i amost get a little jealous 😉

    Lovely photo’s again Ellen, thank you !!

    Be and stay blessed

    Have a nice abc-wednesday-day / – week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc-w-team)

  7. Wow and double Wow,!
    What a lovely place to live Bears ‘n’ beasts et al.
    Looking forward to reading and seeing more
    of this beautiful part of your country..
    How lovely to see your son and daughter in law, the wedding only seems like yesterday.
    Did you find your ‘Pot of gold’ at the end of the rainbow…I do hope so?
    Best wishes,
    ABCW team.

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