Summer is starting to blend into autumn. Last week we had several neighbors report light frost. The coldest morning temperature we saw was 40*. J and I are enjoying what could be the last watermelon of the season and I’ve made my first batch of chili. They are talking a major cool down starting today. Cool as in highs in the low 50’s and chances for snow in the northern Black Hills.
This little lady is celebrating her 5th birthday! KJ hasn’t sent me full details, but said that the Children’s Museum of South Dakota was awesome.
While J is loading the semi I catch a few pages in my book; my last two reads are worth sharing. The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein is written from the view point of Enzo, the dog. This is the story of how one family deals with cancer, the loss of wife/mom/daughter and how dealing with death can be more challenging than one ever thought.
Catherine Ryan Hyde is fast becoming one of my favorite authors. Take Me With You is a story about two young boys with an alcoholic mechanic father and the school teacher that takes them on an extended trip and befriends them.
Last Saturday evening a neighbor gal got married with a Country Wedding on the Ranch.
And to round things out here are a couple blog posts I enjoyed last week: