An Assortment of Projects

June is proving to be just as hectic as May.  We have been busy with a variety of projects.  Sometimes, I am amazed at all the things we can get done in a day.

Outside my window…  The deck is power washed/scraped clean and ready to stain.  I am headed out to tackle this project after my morning coffee.  I also have the “Horse Barn” windows and doors prepared so I can paint them too.  I am very glad we didn’t get the deck stained before the hail storm.

With all the moisture, mowing has been a weekly task.  It took the majority of yesterday afternoon to beautify the place.

J got the crops sprayed and the summer fallow done.  Yesterday, we checked cows and moved them to a new pasture.  Today, he is planting millet.

June 18

I am thinking… our days fill up fast and the nights are too short.  Good thing l like my coffee strong.  A body in motion stays in motion.  The problem is, that same body gets stiff and takes longer to wake up as the week progresses.  

I am thankful…  for the wonderful weather.  Our early summer has been perfect with highs in the mid 70’s with timely rains.  The pastures, hay ground and crops are bouncing back from the May 25th hail storm.

June 18

In the kitchen… the meals are short and sweet.  I try to plan ahead for our noon meal.  I  usually  have an idea and meat thawed out.  The grill is used a lot.  If we run into problems, a quick sandwich or leftovers get us by.    

I am wearing... shorts as much as I can.  Around the house I get tired of wearing jeans and prefer the comfort of shorts.

June 18

I am creating… pictures!  The photo above is a baby antelope J and I saw while checking cattle.  I have some cow checking pictures to edit and more flower pictures from the Dallas County Fairgrounds where the Iowa Sheep Industry Association hosted their Annual Sheep and Wool Festival.

How is your summer going so far?  What kinds of projects are you working on? 

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9 Responses to An Assortment of Projects

  1. Kim says:

    Now that is something I likely won’t see while checking cattle! Hope you get lots crossed off your list this week.

  2. It has been a busy but good summer here too.
    Staining our deck is on the list of things to do this summer along with painting the barn. We also have some inner fencing to put up.

    The antelope is so cute!! Don’t see those in Michigan!
    Enjoy your day!

  3. Tami says:

    It is amazing how much can get done in a day if we keep moving. And some days, if I sit down, I’m done. 🙂

  4. Karen says:

    It’s great that the weather seems to be cooperating for you! It’s amazing how much you’re getting done!

  5. Linda R says:

    You do sound pretty busy.. I enjoyed your photos.


  6. We use the grill a lot in summer too, and our supper is often very late.
    That little antelope shot is wonderful!

  7. oh how cool to see a baby antelope! One of the things I love about blogging is being able to peek into other people’s day to day lives. We would never have baby antelopes where I live.

  8. Candy C. says:

    I love that picture of the daisys (?) and, of course, the baby antelope! I’m always amazed at how fast a “free” day gets consumed by projects but it is a good feeling to be physically tired at the end of the day. 🙂

    • Robyn says:

      Yes, daises, Candy. We were surprised when we came upon the antelope baby. It was only a day or two old, but sure it could run.

      I started the deck staining project yesterday and quit because I ran out of stain. It will be Monday before I get back to it. At least I have the majority of the staining behind me. I was up and at it again early early this morning painting the doors and around the windows of the old horse barn. I got all but one window done. The lone window is high up and the Hubby thinks I should have a spotter for the ladder.

      It is nice to be tired at the end of the day and see projects get accomplished!

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