Friday, June 26, 2009

Friends visit; first bales; and flower beds...

Aren't these flowers cheerful? I'll tell you about them later...
Here's a quick catch-up post of the events of the last 2 days...

The guys got the new motor put in the tractor and drove it out of the shop this afternoon. Hooray! This picture is from yesterday--when the tractor was still split in two...

You may already have read on my mom's blog that we had company last night... Two of the Stover young people stopped in on their way to help some other friends prepare for an event. Jonathan and Sarah came late yesterday afternoon, planning to only visit for a little while and join us for supper, then head for their other friends' place, but we twisted their arms and they decided to spend the night too. :)
Here the guys are visiting over by the shop...
Sarah was a big help during chores--milking cows and goats and feeding calves...
And here's another calf-feeding picture...
Andrew let Jonathan try out his new wheels...
Sarah had fun snapping pictures as fast--or faster than we did!
I think Andrew must have taken this picture this morning, while we ladies were doing the breakfast dishes...
Jonathan & Sarah, it was really great having you here (we missed you though, Hannah!) and I hope you enjoyed your stay with us as well as we enjoyed having you. Please stop in again anytime you're in our area!

After the Stovers left this morning, and after our chores were through, we all headed out to the alfalfa field to see how our "New" baler would work.

The guys had a few troubles until they got it all adjusted right, but then things worked well. In this picture, you can see the very first bale being made...
Millie of course had to join us out there too, but after watching what we were up to for a while, she decided to move on and look for something to eat or play with...

This afternoon, Mom and I worked in the garden quite a while again and then decided to take a break from that and to plant our flower bed with the flowers we got from 2 different families who grew them from seed. I tilled the area up and then arranged the flowers and spaced them and Mother worked on planting them. I helped her when I finished with my job...

It's hard to see in the picture here, but we planted Petunias, Black Eyed Susans, Moss Roses, and a little pink flower which I'd never seen before and which I'm not remembering the name of currently.

Right before supper, Andrew got out the lawn mower he had been working on a while back (someone gave it to us, as there was a hole in the side of the motor--which he patched somehow) and he put the "Blade assembly" (or whatever that's called?) back on and took it for a spin... It worked really well and he was able to cut the grass faster with this mower than we could with either of our other rider mowers! Great work, brother!

It rained tonight, so we won't be doing too much haying; gardening; or mowing anytime real soon. It came just in time for a good day's rest!

1 comment:

*~Virginia~* said...

pretty flowers!!!!!