We are enjoying a little slow down on the ranch. Last weekend we got more hay put up. All that’s left is a small field of CRP and J hopes to cut that soon. Monday we ultrasounded bred heifers and moved them to a new pasture. Tuesday was a day of odd jobs for J and crafty painting for me. Wednesday morning we had .17″ of rain in the gauge. It was a foggy, drizzly day, so we made a quick trip to town. Good thing as my fridge was almost over run with eggs!
I’ve been working on another pallet project. I found a small pallet in the grainery and couldn’t leave it sit. This pallet was just the right size for a small barn quilt pattern. When I think of barn quilts I think of Iowa and east; I asked Sister if she would like a barn quilt. She loved the idea and requested an Ohio Star.
I found a pair of metal lady bugs in one of the shops we walked through in Alexandria, MN. I like lady bugs and have been wanting to get something decorative to hang from the deck. These bugs needed a little work and I wanted a project. It was an excellent fit.
I finished reading Above All Things by Tanis Rideout early in the week. It was an interesting story about a climbing crew trying to reach the top of Mount Everest in the 1920’s. Now I’m working on a light read, Chasing Rainbows by Kathleen Long. The book starts out with the main character dealing with several life changing challenges. As the story unfolds Bernadette transforms and finds the inner courage she needs to bring herself back to living a full life. picked The Antelope in the Living Room: The Real Story of Two People Living One Life by Melanie Shankle as our August read.
Do you have a Barn Quilt? Have you read The Antelope in the Living Room?