Puppy Adventures and Art Projects

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.

I hope all of you have a great week! What are some of your favorite autumn activities or recipes? 

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6 Responses to Puppy Adventures and Art Projects

  1. Alica says:

    I’m in total puppy love!! I bet Rosie is happy to have a companion?!
    It’s almost fair time here, which is one of my favorite times of the year! I also enjoy the smells of making applesauce, pear butter, and the pumpkin things baking.

  2. Kim's County Line says:

    I love Catherine Ryan Hyde as well. I wish my library had more of her books. I have ordered a few of her books from Thriftbooks.

    I’ve heard it said that this is the season that you must lock your car in small towns and outside churches since gardeners are trying to pawn off zucchini. I’m sure you’ll make good use of it!

  3. Pamela Galindo says:

    We’ve been in triple digit weather for weeks now, but tonight a thunderstorm with plenty of lightning passed over our valley and dropped some rain, too. Of course, I wish it would have lasted much longer, but I’m grateful for each drop. So many fires in our foothills and mountains and maybe this unexpected storm helped in some way. I think Lucy has come into a very nice family, and I’m happy she has Rosie, too.

    • Robyn says:

      Pam,
      This week we had a lot of smoke from the wild fires in Montana. So much smoke that visibility was down to 3/4 of a mile in some places. People with allergies are really having trouble with the smoke. I can’t imagine what the air quality is like closer to the fire lines.

      I hope you can get a break from the triple digit heat and more rain. We had a cold front come through last night (Thursday). We had a high in the upper 40’s today and got .40″ of rain.

      Hang in there Pam!

  4. Brig says:

    Flew Dad’s ashes up to scatter at hunt’n camp a week ago Monday, lots of smoke in the Sierras from all the fires around us. Visibility was just barely far enough for us to fly out of Red Bluff, better when we got back. It has been hotter than hot here, triple digits, thunderstorm came through last week and we got a pretty good rain with it. Back to hot now, but it’s supposed to cool down a bit, soon.

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