Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Summer Days


I think someone is ready for the kiddie tractor pull at the Wayne County Fair. Not sure how far he will get on the trike but......
Last night was Jessie’s beef skillathon. The poor girl gets soooo worked up. She had to finish 3 project books yesterday (Market Beef, Beef Breeding and Feeder Calf) and she did some studying. Todd and Tyler went with us – and the whole way in she is worrying what if I don’t do good, what if I forget, what if I forget how to tie the rope. We finally told her to stop it! She can get a zero and still be good to show at the fair – there is no pass or fail.

We wait, and wait and wait some more. Fortunately there were a LOT of people we knew there, which made the time go faster.

She comes out – she got a 96. Apparently her books weren’t complete enough because I didn’t have her do the final profit and loss pages. HELLO? 36 days til fair? How in the heck can we figure out the final amounts if she hasn’t sold her flipping steer yet??????? (Apparently we are supposed to make it up - I found that out this morning).

Anyhow……she is beyond thrilled, I’m just happy the skillathons are done.

Tonight we are washing the two feeder calves that are going to fair. This ought to be interesting as neither of them are very tame yet. Tomorrow night we are going to Medina County Fair to watch the steer show.

And I was out in my garden last night. And I have TOMATOES. Nothing red yet but for a couple of romas but……they are coming. And our sweet corn is tasseling. I need to do my other ½ bushel of green beans that I got from the Amish. Maybe tonight. And I have a LOT of herbs that need dried, so I’m off after work to find a decent dehydrator for them.
Is anyone else amazed at how fast this summer is going? I cannot believe it is August already.....

13 comments:

Gina said...

Well done Jesse.

Good luck with the calves, I feel that you may be getting wetter than them somehow

Love and hugs Gina xxx

scrappy quilter said...

Well done Jesse. That is an awesome mark.

And yes, summer is going way too fast!!

Patty said...

I love this photo!

Granny Lyn said...

96??? Way to go, Jessie!

My Granny always told me that, the older I got, the faster time would fly...and she was right! Wasn't it just Memorial Day?

Dena said...

I've learned that as I get older, the faster time passes me by. Isn't that funny? I would have thought it would be the opposite considering my life was so busy while the kids were still at home.

I am Arizona; a person, not a place. said...

Great score! Congrats to Jesse!

I can't believe it's August either. School starts next month and then comes Fall and Winter....it's crazy. Time does go by faster the older we get (which is SO unfair!!).

Miriam said...

Wow. A 96 is just awesome! And whodathunk about the guessing the final sale price?

I'm right there with you on the summer flying by.

Glad yours is going so well.

Miriam said...

Wow. A 96 is just awesome! And whodathunk about the guessing the final sale price?

I'm right there with you on the summer flying by.

Glad yours is going so well.

fullfreezer said...

Congrats Jessie! Way to go.
I've finally got a few tomatoes as well that are ripe. But soon....I won't have enough time in the day.
Judy

APA said...

I absolutely love the picture of the tricycles. Youi just know your somone will have such fun in the kiddie tractor pull!

As for Jessie, she's just precious. Of course she wouldn't forget and would score well. CONGRATS, Jessie! You're right. There's no pass or fail. There's give it your best and she always does just that!

Sweet summer days. Don't forget to slow down and smell the flowers in all you do...or the herbs as they dry. :)

Ana :)

Nancy M. said...

That's a great score! Sounds like everything is going well!

Jo's Corner said...

Good Job, Jessie! I have to admit something. I thought a "Skillathon" meant to you had to COOK beef in a Skillet! : )

It sounds like this late summer is a busy time at your home! I got your package last week. I LOVE the wrist warmers! Heck! I LOVED everything! And, my cat, Flora loved everything, too! Be looking for photos!

HUGS! JO

Jo's Corner said...

Good Job, Jessie! I have to admit something. I thought a "Skillathon" meant to you had to COOK beef in a Skillet! : )

It sounds like this late summer is a busy time at your home! I got your package last week. I LOVE the wrist warmers! Heck! I LOVED everything! And, my cat, Flora loved everything, too! Be looking for photos!

HUGS! JO