...for Dad and Mom anyway...
Mom is feeling sick (stomach ache) tonight, so please pray for her. :(
Dad had tractor troubles, first with nearly getting stuck with the 9030 (we all thought he was stuck actually, but then he got it rocking back and forth a little bit and got it out!); then breaking a hose on the loader, so that it was not usable for evening chores. This meant he had to plug in our 4020 tractor and use it (with the bale fork) to feed the cows their supper----only, the fuel started to gel on it, so he had drive back in the yard and had Andrew run hot water over a part while he went and got some #1 fuel and dumped it in the tank. Then, while he was feeding the cows, he saw that one of our late fall calves was stretched out on its side, barely able to move. So, he came back for the pickup to transfer the calf to the milk barn with. He had me warm up some milk and put it in the stomach-feeding tube. When Dad tried to warm the calf up by rubbing it with blankets and then feeding it, it died, so it's been a frustrating day for him.
My brothers worked on projects (indoors mainly) all afternoon, while I started in on my own big project----making 128 small frosting roses and 42 large ones for the wedding cake I've been asked to make for this coming Sunday. As I have a busy week ahead of me (working in town the next 3 days; babysitting the next day; and making a birthday cake for neighbor children and a wedding cake the next day(s), I figured I'd best get a start on things! I did some reading online and found that it's alright to freeze "Flowers", so all 170 yellow roses are neatly tucked away for further use....
Most of the little roses:
Some of the large roses:
A sweet-smelling rose, up close!
And that, dear friends, was our day.