Time Marches On

The County Fair is very small and judging went good. I over heard the 4-H Advisor say that the static entries were similar to last year. There are about 4 kids that bring 90% of the projects. Visual Arts, Home Environment, Photography, Gardening and Foods made up most of the entries. We do interview judging while evaluating the projects. It’s nice to visit with the kids and learn about their projects. 

J and I didn’t make it into town for any of the weekend fair activities.

August 19Friday morning J did his weekly cattle check and we hauled hay in the afternoon. We hauled off of a field I stacked on Tuesday. While J loaded and unloaded I finished my book. I also drive the semi between stacks and move the tractor to new stacks. It saves the Rancher a few steps.

Saturday we hauled more hay. This time we moved to fields that weren’t gathered, so I made stacks while J unloaded at the hay coral. In the afternoon, J kept pecking away at hay and I cleaned the house and car.

August 19

Sunday we awoke to rain; by mid morning we had .65″. More rain came in the afternoon. When it was all said and done .80″ was our grand total. It’s just what the prairie and crops needed. The farmer’s harvesting winter wheat might not be quite as excited as we are.

Monday we took a drive to  check yearlings and look at J’s corn. Odd jobs and a parts run rounded out the day.

Here are some cell phone picts of my bucket planter project.

August 19

Tomorrow we are headed to Nebraska. Yes, it’s that time again, State Fair time! Mom has Southdowns entered for the open class sheep show. I can’t wait to see my folks and Sister will be home too!

I hope you have a wonderful week and I’ll be back with a post after my trip.


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7 Responses to Time Marches On

  1. Kim says:

    The corn looks good and probably enjoyed its drink of water. The buckets add a nice splash of color to your farmyard. Have fun at the fair!

  2. Janet says:

    Nice picture of Jim.
    Love your creations. You made some good purchases and gave them a fresh look on life.

  3. Cheri says:

    Have fun at the fair!
    Our little fair and rodeo is Labor Day weekend. I’m looking forward to it. My niece is running the barrels, will be nice to see her. 🙂

  4. Hmmm, that corn sure looks mighty tasty. Cute, cute buckets and have a grand time at the fair. PS thanks for all those pics of the doors and you are right, I do love a good door!!

  5. Emily Grace says:

    Nice bucket planters, Robyn! So cheerful and pretty!

    Staging hay makes me happy – so does raking it to be baled. It’s like therapeutic housekeeping chores – except on a much larger scale!

    Have a great trip!
    Emily Grace

  6. Bonnie says:

    I love your kettle! It looks great. Glad you got some rain. My parents also have had some good rains. Enjoy the state fair.

  7. Jen says:

    Love the buckets, so cute! Sounds like a productive week over there. Only 4 kids for 4H, that’s kinda sad wish there were more interested in learning about animals…

    Have a great time with your family!

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