Autumn and Blessings

The past week was full of variety.

We shall start with the weather. The first half of the week was on the warm side and Thursday was just right. Friday was a cool rainy day and the cool continued into Saturday. We ended up with .40″ of rain.
Along with the heat we also had smoke due to wildfires burning in Montana. One day the smoke was so thick we were down to 1/2-3/4 of a mile of visibility. It makes me wonder how bad the air quality closer to the fire line is. I also think about how people and animals are dealing with the extreme smoke. Luckily, the cold front on Friday brought rain and snow to Montana!

J got a few odd jobs done in addition to his regular cattle checking. The calving barn is clean, the weaning lot is cleaned and he did a little miscellaneous mowing.

I worked on my window projects, did house tasks and attended a Saturday afternoon baby shower.

Wednesday afternoon Mom and Dad got here! We looked at cattle, did lots of visiting and Dad got it on accompanying J to a small fire. Mom needed to do a short article for the magazine, so I had a neighbor gal come over. It wasn’t just any neighbor, but one of my closest friends. It was fun to have Mom and Dad meet Kari and have a photo shoot too.

Mom and Dad headed back to Nebraska Friday morning. J took in the rainy day by making phone calls and I did laundry.

This week J wants to start working on a few “fall projects.” Sounds like we are going to start by tearing out an old wooden windbreak around a waterer. All the cattle working corrals are pipe except the “round pen”. J wants to tear that out and replace it with continuous panels.

Uncle Doug is coming out towards the end of the month and a third set of hands will be awesome when replacing the windbreak and “round pen”.

Here is an Autumn Blessing to start your week with:

I am such an autumn person. Give me a quiet, cozy spot with a simple view of gorgeous trees with colorful leaves on a crisp fall day, fuzzy socks, a warm drink, a good book and I will be in all my glory.

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