Paul and Diane Telfer were on the run in July. They first went to Bend to babysit son, David, and his wife Kelly’s, two older children, Tea and Titus, for several days, then headed to Washington where they watched daughter, Helena Christianson’s, kids, Calista and Felix, while she and husband, Keith, went to a conference in Portland. After that, they went to Payette Lake near McCall, Idaho, for a week’s vacation with the whole family. Now they’re back to cutting wood at home. 

Thirteen people from Pedee Church came to cut firewood on Aug. 6 for neighbors who need it. It was a great morning; they had fun and got an enormous amount of work done in short order, thanks to Chuck Goetzinger, who coordinated the effort. 

August is a good time to visit Pedee’s Dancing Oaks Nursery and browse the greenhouses, explore the display gardens and bring a picnic lunch to enjoy in one of their shady seating areas. 

If you’ve never been to the nursery before, visit the About Us page on their website for a “Bird’s Eye View” video of the grounds, learn about nursery history, and read information about the people and critters that are behind the operation.

I’m on a trip right now with granddaughter, Victoria Odell, Doug and Lorraine Odell’s daughter. We flew to London on Aug. 10 and spent two days there, taking in the sights before joining a bus tour through the rest of England, Scotland, and then to Ireland. We’ll be circling back around to London before heading home on Monday. Paul is holding down the fort. 

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