What are YOU doing To Keep Occupied During The Pandemic?

By Lori Johnson

During the corona virus outbreak, people are really using their imaginations when it comes time to planning activities for their families to keep occupied and happy. Some ambitious people are getting a start on spring cleaning, others catch up on their reading, putting old pictures into albums or trying out new recipes. One is finally getting a chance to learn French, several are writing journals, and working on genealogy. Here are some local folks showing what they are up to.

1 & 2)Toni Nelson has a dual purpose - not only does she assist her husband Clayton splitting wood (her job is to run the lever) but also provides guidance during her granddaughter Pieper’s Home Ec lesson and yummy cookies are her reward!

3 & 4, 5)Talk about social distancing! Jenni Lien and children Kelsey and Caiden went for a combination horseback riding and hiking trip at a deserted Saddle Mound. Pulling the vehicle with the horse trailer up to the drive in window for ice cream later was another interesting part of their day.

6) It took Daniel Larkin a few hours each day for five days with his Legos and put together this complicated Yoda figure.

7) Joan Staffon keeps busy with constructing much needed face masks and other sewing projects.

8) Creativity at the Jeremy and Krista Paulson home abounds as they “visit” a different country every week. Last week they learned about Japan and made Udon noodles, this week it was Italy made “stained glass windows and here they are taking a break from painting the ceiling of the "Sistine Chapel"

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