While J and I were in Nebraska the weather was gorgeous. One afternoon I looked down the dirt road and saw a bright blue sky and blooming yucca plants. It didn’t take me long to grab my camera.
Every June J and I clean equipment. We power wash off the mud of spring and get the tractors cleaned up for haying. Last Tuesday morning J went to check cattle and I started washing. It’s a project that takes most of the day. After washing 4-wheelers, the Ranger and a couple tractors, J said I earned my wages for the day. While J was working on the swather Wednesday morning, I cleaned the inside and washed windows on the tractors. J is close to having things hay field ready.
We might be haying sooner than later; we usually start around July 1st. This year the alfalfa weevils have moved in early. Several neighbors have sprayed their alfalfa or cut it. We have signs of weevils and there’s rain in the forecast; this the current challenge from Mother Nature.
Every year J and I do one house improvement project. This year we decided to tin the roof. Wednesday afternoon – Friday two carpenters were here working. J and I helped by acting as the “clean up crew.” The roof is on, but there is a little detail work that needs to be finished up. The roof is one of the last major improvement projects on our old ranch house.
Thursday afternoon J and I branded the last 10 babies. Sunday afternoon we loaded them up and J hauled them to grass!
Friday the local Fire Department hosted an appreciation supper. J and I helped set up, serve food and clean up. We enjoyed visiting with neighbors on a beautiful evening. The crowd was light, the food was good and everyone went home with a door prize.
Today Jodene Shaw from White Owl Wings is going to do a Building Blocks Mixed Media Art Class at our local library. We have several mother-daughter pairs signed up to to create three chunky blogs of art on wood by using various art supplies, meaningful words and fun embellishments. It should be a fun day of sharing creative energy and making art.
How is your June going thus far?