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!
While J loads the semi I get a chance to read. I recommend The Boys in the Boat by . 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*.
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.
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.
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.
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?