This morning, our good friend Sarah and her 3 little children came to pick up the Azure order that I'd picked up for them while getting ours yesterday. We have many things in common with the K. family, so Sarah stayed a couple hours and visited (with mother mainly) on the swings while I played with the children--showing them the baby goats, chicks, and kittens, and trying to convince them that our dogs are really nice, friendly dogs and nothing they need to be afraid of. :) When the K.s left, they had many more items packed away in their van than when they arrived:
- Their Azure order
- A black kitten the children fell in love with
- A jar full of Natural Leaven Starter!
Our afternoon was spent in doing many odd jobs, like:
- Baking flat bread, buns, a loaf of bread, and making pancakes (all with natural leaven, of course)--the pancakes were tasty and the rest remains to be seen, as we weren't here for supper........
- Jacob pulled a drag over the driveway many times to try to get it smooth
- I planted pumpkins, Hubbard squash, and corn across the driveway from our garden; then reseeded our cucumbers which were doing poorly
- Andrew mowed some more...
- Dad cleaned grain for a farmer (I guess he's not done yet for the spring!)
- Mom prepared for the second half of class and then was there all evening
- Dad and we children went to the annual Farm Credit Services meeting/supper and enjoyed the meal and the music (Andrew liked the banjo playing the best, and I liked the song they did about North Dakota, USA)
- Mom and I talked to Mrs. Dagley about the Prairie Day schedule. It's so hard to believe that it's only a little over a week away!
Speaking of Prairie Days, I don't think I've told you all yet that there's to be a wedding on the last day, did I? The Dagleys' son, Benjamin and my friend Hannah S. are getting married that day--right there on the family farm. This will be a memorable Prairie Days indeed! Want to come join us? :)