Tuesday morning J and I loaded the last pairs and hauled them out to pasture. While J was driving I stayed home and weeded flower beds. I am learning to enjoy getting my hands in the dirt. I especially like to see pretty flowers and healthy garden plants. Also on Tuesday I went to the beauty shop to get my hair trimmed. What fun it is to have someone scrub my head and make my hair feel soft. J has been busy in the shop getting equipment ready for haying season. I bounce between helping J and doing a few house jobs or cooking. Wednesday I had an early morning appointment in North Dakota Boarder Town and ran a few errands. In the afternoon, we moved pairs to a new pasture and did a little fencing. It’s great to see so much grass, the dams are full and life is good for the cattle.
J has meetings in town today; I hope to catch up on a few odd jobs, prepare for a busy weekend and maybe mow the lawn. We have a busy weekend including a Hamburger Feed Fundraiser for the local volunteer Fire Department (J is a fireman for the department), Cousin T wants to brand his young bunch of calves, and a few social activities we have been invited to. Don’t forget Father’s Day and J’s Dad has a birthday. We also have a funeral on Friday. A long time friend of J’s family passed on unexpectedly on Tuesday evening.
Deep breath and take one day at a time, that is my plan of attack. Last week I spent a day and a half power washing and cleaning the inside of tractors, vehicles, 4-wheelers, etc. Rosie is my power washing helper; she loves to chase the water. Molly likes to help detail the inside of pickups.
“On this June day the buds in my garden are almost as enchanting as the open flowers. Things in bud bring, in the heat of a June noontide, the recollection of the loveliest days of the year – those days of May when all is suggested, nothing yet fulfilled.” ~Francis King