Thursday, May 19, 2011

Want to come help me puuuushhhh?

Mother left early this morning to continue working up the fields over on the land "Up north". Dad, Jacob and I did chores and then Jacob headed over Mom's way too. Before Dad took off, however, he said he'd get a mower going for me so I could mow the lawn for the first time this year.... We have 3 rider mowers, but we knew for sure that 1 was not working (Andrew has ordered a motor for it, but it hasn't arrived yet.) My dad fired up my favorite mower, but when he engaged the gears, a terrible racket was made and he quickly turned it off. He said he was pretty sure there was something wrong with 1 of those 2 mowers last Fall, so that must have been the one. He then dug out the white mower (my least favorite) and got it cleaned up a bit and running. I took it out for a test mow and everything was working fine. Dad left then and I made a few rounds before, CLUNK, THUD, KATHUNG-----something broke on that mower too! I seriously did think about getting out the push mower, but there were some things I wanted to get done before heading into town to work the rest of the day, so I went and did them instead. We are getting company on Saturday though, so if the guys aren't able to get a mower going tomorrow without running to Bismarck for parts, then I may be doing some serious push-mowing..... :)

Well, my one picture-guesser guessed pretty close to correct when she guessed "Gomer Pyle", as Jacob is playing the part of Barney Fife!

Should be fun! I'm now trying to figure out how to make a hat that looks like Barneys. Hmmmm....

Our tulips are really blooming beautifully now. I'll try to remember to get a picture of them tomorrow to share here. We also have had a kid explosion on our farm with there being 2 more new ones this morning and 1 new one last night. I'm not even sure how many kids we have now. It must be time to count our blessings! :)

One blessing that I am very grateful for is that of Andrew being home tonight! He said though that, if it doesn't rain over night, he may go back and help that farmer some more tomorrow. I sure am glad that Jacob's been helping in the fields more this year than he ever has before!!!

Well, I'd best get to bed so I can feel refreshed when my alarm clock goes off in the morning.

Sleep well~


Miss Linda said...

Good morning, dear Cora Beth! I must have done something wrong, because I did write a comment on your previous post but somehow it must not have gone through. I'm sorry about that! :(

I ope your mower begins to work. I am sorry you might have to use a push mower but if you do I hope the work goes quickly.

Did you make your brother's costume? If you did, I am truly impressed with your seamstress skills!!

I wanted to respond specifically to your comment on a recent post of mine, in which you ask whether I wear skirts/dresses all or most of the time. In obedience to Deuteronomy 22:5, I do only wear skirts or dresses. I wish to dress modestly to plase my Lord so my skirts are long (around ankle-length or just slightly above) and my tops are above the collar bone.

I just wanted to share a little more about myself with you. I wish we lived closer. I think we would be very great friends "in real life". I would most certainly gladly come over and help you push your mower! :)

Have a blessed weekend! :)

Rachel said...

Oh, not fun! Sorry all your mowers have broken! (though it's kind of funny reading it on this end). ;) HeHe! Hope the parts come in before your friends so you can mow the grass! :)

Wow! How fun! My brother's love watching the Andy Griffith tv shows. ;) Um, but good luck on making the hat (not a job I'd want to do! HeHe!). ;D Jacob did a great job imitating Barney Fife though. :)

Enjoy all your lovely tulips dear! :D

Love and Hugs!

P.S. - See, I'm commenting now. ;) Lol! If you read my email, you'll see I said I hadn't in awhile. :)

Heather said...

I guessed yesterday that he was Barney - just hadn't gotten a chance to comment.:) The costume looks so good! Did you make it?

Cora Beth said...

I'm so glad you all think he looks Barney-ish! No, I can't take any credit for his outfit, outside of digging in the boys' closet for something tan! :) The shirt actually was given to my brother recently from a neighbor whose wife washed his new shirts in too warm of water and they shrank so he couldn't wear them. He thought of Jacob though, and they fit him just right---the style he likes and everything. :) Now to make a hat to match....... Hmmmm!