How is your week going?
As usual, it’s been crazy around here. Good thing I write things down or we would forget something or not be somewhere. Good thing J is good at prioritizing what needs to get done and communicating what he wants me to do. Then I write it all down before heading out the door.
Here’s what our has looked like:
Monday: Our friend and neighbor Wade was here to combine the few acres of beardless winter wheat we didn’t hay. J and I scrambled around in the morning getting set up. Wade and his Wife joined us for dinner and the guys went to work afterwards. While they were combining I headed to the creek bottoms to gather hay.
Tuesday: Major weather change with cool temperatures and moisture in the atmosphere.
I made a trip to North Dakota boarder town for a couple of appointments. I also took the opportunity to meet Jennifer from the Montana Ranch Girl blog. She lives not too far north of me and is the Editor of a local newspaper.
Wednesday: More hay hauling in the morning. We have a little more than half the hay hauled in. After dinner we moved pairs and J, Cousin T and Roy set up to precondition calves. It rained most of the afternoon and was 38*.
A few months ago, I volunteered to be a religious education teacher. I am teaching 3rd and 4th grades and have five students. Yesterday was our first class and it went really good!
I’m getting more tomatoes than I can eat. One of my pepper plants is doing well and the other two petered out on me, so did the cucumbers. My zucchini plants have been producing all summer and are starting to get used up. I’m not ready to give up on my tomato and pepper plants so I covered them in hopes to save them from frost. Yes, frost and possibly snow tonight.
We have plans to work calves on Friday and Saturday. Today I am cooking. Sounds like the weather will be rather crisp this weekend; soup is on the menu.
How did your garden turn out this summer? Have you preconditioned calves yet?