Hay Hauling, Bridal Shower and More…

It was a busy week hauling hay. We kept at it everyday and when J had other stuff to deal with I gathered bales to keep ahead of him. Saturday morning J hauled in the last three loads. That afternoon he cleaned the trailer and unhooked it from the semi. Hay hauling 2015 is officially in the books!

September 14

While J loads the semi I get a chance to read. I recommend The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown. It’s about the Washington State University rowing team that made it to the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, Germany. Brown tells the story of the rowing team members and shares history about what was going on during the time in America and Germany.

The past week we have been enjoying autumn temperatures with nights in the upper 40’s and daytime highs in the low 70’s. The weatherman is talking warmer than average temperatures for this week. Yesterday I saw 90*.

September 14

Wednesday (September 9th) afternoon J went into small town for an Auction Sale. He made one small purchase and enjoyed visiting with neighbors and friends. I also went to town to run errands. When I don’t regularly make it to town I get lots of eggs accumulated. I had 9 dozen eggs to deliver! I stopped at the Farmer’s Market and picked up the beef we had harvested before heading back to the ranch.

September 14

Saturday afternoon I helped co-host a bridal shower for Miss Ashleigh! I was in charge of decorations.  It was fun to spend time celebrating Ashleigh, seeing friends and catching up with neighbors.

September 14

We are dry, really dry. With all the hay hauling and dust I seem to have picked up a cough; at least that is what I think is causing it. Not a little hack here and there, but that deep down feel it in your kidneys give it all you got cough that leaves your body aching. I have coughing attacks during the day and it feels like I cough more than sleep at night. It’s not fun. I’m calling the clinic today and hoping I can see the PA.

*Monday evening update: I went to clinic this morning. My lungs are clear and my lymph nodes normal. Between that and my symptoms the PA thinks I have allergies. He told me to take an antihistamine and gave me some cough syrup for overnight relief.

September 14

On our plate this week: moving pairs to different pastures, preconditioning calves and J is tossing around the idea of hauling manure. Maybe I can fit in a few crafty or kitchen projects?

What is keeping you busy this week? Have you read a good book lately? 

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6 Responses to Hay Hauling, Bridal Shower and More…

  1. That book sounds great, I have added it to my to-be-read list, which seems to be longer than I what I can actually get read 🙂 Hope you get that cough taken care of, sometime allergies give me a cough like that. No fun.

    • Robyn says:

      My book wish list is very long too. So many books sound like good reads!
      I have never had allergies, but know that they can develop as we age. J said the Preacher at his Church didn’t come yesterday as he has a horrible cough. Maybe something is going around and a few of us *lucky* ones caught it.

  2. Buttons says:

    Take care of that cough OK. Hug B

  3. Kim says:

    I gave that book to my Dad for Christmas last year. Maybe I need to borrow it back! I like mysteries, and I just finished a book by David Bell called “Somebody I Used to Know.” I liked it a lot. He has several other books. I’m always glad to find an author I like who already has several other books. My library just has one more though.

    Hope you get to feeling better. It doesn’t sound like your schedule is conducive to staying inside and out of the dust. The wind is really bad here this week, so dirt is moving, etc., which doesn’t help anyone with allergies.

    • Robyn says:

      Yes, Kim, you need to borrow the book back from your Dad! I will check out David Bell, I like a good mystery once in a while.

      I am feeling better today. It was 90* and windy this afternoon while we were setting up to precondition. I’m guessing trailing and sorting cattle will not add to the “getting over” my cough. The antihistamine has helped a lot. The PA said this has been the worst year for allergies he has seen. All in a days work for a ranch wife, I will survive, lol.

  4. You are always so busy, between your ranch, your crafts and reading and parties for friends. Allergies can certainly slow you down and they have been particularly “bad” this year. Around here it’s the worst they have been in many a year. Several of my friends are suffering. “The Boys in the Boat” is on my Kindle, ready to read. I just finished “My Beloved World” by Sonia Sotomayor the Supreme Court Judge. Very interesting read. She has such compassion and high moral standards that I am thrilled she is is in a position of importance in making decisions that effect us all.

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