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.
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.
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.
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.
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.