Can you believe it’s September? My August ended with a great trip to Nebraska and I started this month celebrating a landmark birthday for my Dad.
I took a blogging break while I was visiting my folks and attending the State Fair. It was wonderful to spend time at home, visit with friends and family, relax, destress and be spoiled. I think all of us need to be spoiled by Mom and Dad once in a while.
The first project we worked on was taking Southdown Sheep to the State Fair. We enjoyed visiting with sheep people, showing our livestock and taking in the fair.
During the week, I went to visit Grandma, helped Dad do odd jobs around the ranch and aided Mom with sheep and house projects. On Thursday Mom and I went back to the fair to attended open class cattle shows. I socialized and took pictures while Mom did magazine interviews. Sunday we ventured to 4-H and FFA livestock shows.
I got home on Labor Day, unpacked and jumped right into helping J. We hauled hay, did some prep work for silage cutting, helped Cousin T ultrasound heifers and pecked away at a few odd jobs. In between all that I go caught up on laundry, the house got cleaned and I baked.
Saturday night we were lucky enough to get 1.75″ of rain with no hail or damaging wind. The temps have cooled off and we have more chances for rain. This week the weatherman is talking temperatures in the 70’s. In the 9 years I have lived on the prairie, I have never seen it so green this time of year.
I have a lot more pictures to share from my trip. The next two weeks look to be busy ones; stay tuned for the excitement September brings on our ranch.