Wednesday, August 26, 2009


I'm going to be absent a little bit around here.

15 days until county fair weigh in!?!?!?!?!?

I am sure I will have wrinkly dishpan hands by the time we 2 till county fair from washing all of these animals. BUT....

We will succeed in getting everything ready. This weekend is paint the grooming chute, fan cage and fan stands (their current colors of green peeling paint and rust are not doing anything for me) and pack up EVERYTHING that we will not need for the next 2 weeks.

Between school, HOMEWORK (jessie had about 2 hours worth last night), soccer, 4-H and the animals, it hasn't been tooo bad. I've picked 3 1/2 bushels of roma tomatoes and now have my saucing capabilities down to a science.....pick them on day 1, let sit outside just to make sure they are ripe (it would not be because I am lazy and had too much to do); wash on day 3, put in fridge, cook down and juice on day 4, cook some more on day 5, and can into pint jars.

And there are probably another 3-4 bushels out there waiting on me to pick them. Maybe this weekend.

But we did take off Monday night to go looking at heifers. Seems that one of the heifers we brought last year is not breedable (she is too young and not mature enough), so the Amish man that we brought her off of suggested that we bring her back and pick out another heifer.

It is so hard to narrow it down to 1 heifer when there are 25+ to pick from.


Granny Lyn said...

OMG! you have soooo much going on! and add hoemwork to all that??? its a wonder you have time to breathe!

Heifer picking again? tee hee

isolada. by design said...

You do have a couple of busy days ahead! Lots of luck and happiness with the county fair. Remember to take a breath, feel the joy and delight of youth and energy. And enjoy what remains of these summer days despite children already hard at the books!

Peace out!


Scrappy quilter said...

Holy smoke you have lots going on. Hope you can get a few minutes in there just for you. All the best on getting another heifer. Hugs..

warren said...

Whew...I'm tired just hearing about it...good luck at the fair!

Nancy M. said...

Wow! Y'all are so busy! I don't know how you find the time to do it all! Good luck!

Gizmo said...

I'll send you a shirt too -- INSANITY WEEK
Just wave and keep going!
Remember to breathe...we get to sleep AFTER. :)

Small House said...


Susan said...

I tell you what,,,,,,,,,

I will rest up enough for both of us okaye?