Thursday, September 30, 2010
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
He loves people! Just a warning. Jolyn
The sun is shining and we're waiting for the fields to dry out so the combines can roll. One of my favorite times of the year! We've had a hot and muggy summer, but the crops look good - just need to get them out of the field!
I like to decorate with quilts - even outside. My friend, Tracy made this barn quilt and it sits where everyone can see it driving up our driveway. You might notice the "doctor's buggy". We have a horse - Sammy. Guess we've always had horses. The last two winters we lost our two older horses - Jimmy who was almost 40 years old. Last winter we lost Jake who was in his 20's. That was unexpected. This spring Wayne was reading Craig's list and found us a new one, Sammy. I always thought Jimmy and Jake were the best horses you could get, but Sammy is really a good one too. Jimmy was the type of horse that we could put any grandchild, any age on him and he would be gentle. Still remember the time one of the grandsons wanted to be a cowboy and ride Jimmy alone. So he grabbed his grandma-made vest, cowboy hat and we sat him on Jimmy in the middle of the pasture all alone. He sat like a cowboy, singing away and Jimmy never took a step. Memories!!
Monday, September 27, 2010
Hi- After thinking about blogging for quite sometime, this is it!! Helps to have a granddaughter help set it up! It's a beautiful sunny day in southern Minnesota after last week's torrential rains. We got over 7" to make our month's total so far 14", The soybeans are ready to harvest so this was not good timing! But we are very thankful to not have inches or feet of water in our basement.
Our granddaughter came Saturday night and will stay until Tuesday or Wednesday. This morning we each made a batch of rye bread (5 loaves apiece) and canned 17 pints of beautiful applesauce. Much more fun with someone to help. Wayne and I had gone to an apple orchard Saturday and bought a half bushel of Haraldson's.They were huge, making the peeling go so much faster. Will have another 8 pints to do tomorrow.