It’s June Already?

Last week, it seems like we squeezed five days of work into four. Gardening and mowing were my primary outside projects, while J sprayed corn and summer fallowed. We also moved some cattle around and checked pairs on summer pasture.

Wednesday the carpenter was here to install the bay window. We ran into a small glitch when I started staining the trim yesterday. I hope to have the project completed and a post about it next week. Do to the messy nature of this task, I decided to do a spring house clean while I had the walls bared and decor taken down. In addition, I am working on a little touch up painting that should have been done a long long time ago.

June 3

We had to get most of our work done so we could go to the neighbor’s on Saturday for their auction sale. The couple on the neighboring ranch to the south are in their mid-80’s, H was born, grew up, raised a family and made his living on this Century ranch. H and R have been married close to 65 years and will be deeply missed in our community.

They had a beautiful day for a sale. We had .40″ of rain the night before and the sale was well attended. I brought home a coffee maker (I thought it would be nice to have an extra on hand) and jars. I got a box of small canning jars and 2 milk jars for serving water or tea. The Rancher didn’t make any major purchases, but got in a lot of good visiting.

June 3

J’s folks and Sister’s family came out for the sale too. Saturday night we grilled burgers and a family friend/ classmate of K’s joined us for supper. It was a fun evening of visiting and good food.

Early Sunday morning we got a thunderstorm that dropped .45″ of rain. I took an afternoon nap and edited pictures while J and Cousin T went fishing. J brought home several bass fillets.

June 3

As I was reading blogs yesterday morning I learned that Maya Angelou passed away. I have read several of her books; she had a very interesting life. Her writing and quotes will forever be a part of our literature. Make sure to visit Kim’s County Line for her tribute to Ms. Angelou.

June 3

Monday afternoon I went to check the cows and discovered two new babies. It’s official we are done calving! This week J and I shall have a small branding and haul these last few pairs out to summer grass.

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9 Responses to It’s June Already?

  1. Linda R says:

    Sounds like you have been busy. I always love reading about life on the farm.. So different than mine. I hope you have an awesome week my friend.

    Hugs~

  2. Cheri says:

    I know it’s June! Sheesh! I like the diversity of this time of year.
    We don’t have any farm ground, so it’s a little slower around here. And projects can get done.
    I bet your window will look so pretty!
    Cheri

  3. Darcy says:

    Yay for calving being done! I bet that is a great feeling! 🙂

  4. Candy C. says:

    It sounds like you had a lovely and productive week! Hooray for the end of calving season and I can’t wait to see your finished bay window. 🙂

  5. Kim says:

    Thanks for the shout-out, Robyn! Part of the fun of a farm auction is the visiting. I, like Candy, am anxious to see the results of your home project, and, as I told you before, I’ll try to keep my jealousy at “bay” – ha!

    • Robyn says:

      Kim and Candy,
      I started staining the window and trim yesterday morning. The trim did not look good after the first coat. J made a couple phone calls and found out the trim is pine and not the oak we requested. The stain looks like blotch blotch blotch vs showing pretty wood grains. Now, we wait for new trim. It’s hard to describe the difference this window made to our house; we have so much natural light.

  6. Bonnie says:

    Congrats on the home improvements. Too bad the trim has to be redone. It will turn out. Sounds like a nice day at the auction and the grilling later. I think it would be hard to go to an auction of somebody I knew. Glad you got some rain. We have had our share. It is certainly green around the hills.

  7. Sounds like a delightful weekend, Robyn!

  8. bettyl - NZ says:

    Your critters are really adorable. It’s weird that you say calving is over as our dairy farms are just stopping milking for the winter.

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