Summer decided to give it one last hurrah; at least we hope it’s the last heat wave of the year. Last week we had several days in the 90’s and it sounds like more 90’s to start this week. The good thing is that it cools off nice at night. The coolest temp at our house has b40*. We are looking forward to highs in the upper 70’s starting Thursday.
On the way home from State Fair Mom and I had to make a stop at Urwiller’s Melon Patch. This is a family farmer’s market along highway 2 east of Ravenna. Urwiller’s raise the best watermelons! I also picked up some squash, zucchini, garlic and a cantaloupe.
J and I managed to stay busy with odd jobs. Monday and Wednesday mornings we loaded up the ranger with dogs, salt and mineral then set out to check cattle and wells. Taking puppy with us ads a little adventure to cattle checking. Half the time she rides in the back with Big Sister and seems to behave herself.
I can officially announce that the puppy has a name. It takes J a while to decide on dog names and he tried out a couple names that just didn’t work for him. J came around full circle. He had a good idea for a name before he picked puppy up and that is the name he is going with. I introduce to you Lucy!
In addition to checking cattle J, has been busy in the shop. He got oil changed in the ranger and the semi cleaned up. J also got the baler and swather washed, serviced and put away for winter. Other project J worked on last week was transferring hay. To make hay grinding easier he moved hay from outer hay corals to the location where we grind.
Monday I cleaned house. I’ve also spent time doing books and odd jobs outside. In the heat of the day I’ve been working on a few art and craft projects.
Amy, Codi and I are going to have a vendor both at South Dakota Women in Ag this year. I have a few new card designs to add to my collection of greeting cards and journals. I also got started on a couple of window crafts.
I sent in my registration for the Fling Thing Craft Fair at Bowman, ND. This is a new craft fair for me. Cards, windows and mixed media art are in my assemblage of items. I have four big bold beautiful flowers that I’ve been working on. We’ll see what else I come up with by November 5th.
Books, I love to share the good reads I’ve come across. The Saturday Evening Girls Club by Jane Healey is an excellent 1900’s era historical fiction. Catherine Ryan Hyde is one of my favorite authors and she did not disappoint with her book Allie and Bea. Kings of Broken Things is not for the faint of heart. Theodore Wheeler writes a story based in Omaha, NE during World War I.
This week week will be more of the same. J has several “in the yard” type projects and there are always odd jobs to do. At the top of the list is replacing the toilet!
I have an appointment to see the hair dresser today and we have special guests coming to visit mid-week. Yesterday at Church a neighbor lady told me she was cleaning up her garden and asked if I wanted zucchini. I told her I would take a couple smaller ones. I got a got more than I was expecting, lol! I might have to do some baking this week.