Friday, July 22, 2011

Beware!

There is another storm coming through our area currently. My dad said that there are tornado watches set until 2:00AM. It is pretty windy right now. Andrew and I just went out and put our vehicles in the Quonset, so they are safe from flying debris or anything else hard that might come down out of the sky...

All 3 of our guys worked all day in the hayfield. Before they left this morning, they got Andrew's arcade game thing (that he bought very inexpensively at an auction sale because it was not working, and then he fixed it) loaded in the tractor bucket so when the lady came this afternoon to buy it, we ladies wouldn't have too hard of a time loading it (it's quite heavy)!

It was a good day here at the farm for Mom and I (outside of the big-rock-prying bar getting bent and the big field-mower pulley and belt coming off).

Here's what we did:


  • After morning chores, I packed the guys' lunches...


  • Dad and Jacob showed me how to get the weed wacker running, and how to keep it running, so I went around all the flower pots; strawberry pyramid; the house; and around some of the garden until I ran out of fuel, which they didn't show me how to mix up, so I quit then....


  • Mother changed all the fly traps around outside this morning and scrubbed all the goats' water troughs out, as they start to turn green over time...


  • I went out to get the mail and checked our small raspberry patch (they're nearly ready!)


  • Mom kept the sprinkler rotating through the garden all afternoon...


  • We cleaned the house.

  • I washed the Pacifica (my parents' vehicle), which took a good while, as there were a LOT of smushed bugs on the grill that didn't want to wipe off....


  • Mom worked on several loads of laundry...


  • I tried my hand at doughnut making, and they turned out quite well, if I do say so myself! :)


  • Mom washed out a bunch of old, smelly pails that had been sitting in the entry way for a while (scrap buckets and the like). *Praise the Lord for nice smelling essential oils!*


  • We spent at least half an hour getting Andrew's big game loaded on the lady's pickup! *That's when the bar got bent---somehow?*


  • The UPS man delivered parts for Andrew's car project, and we got to visiting about turkeys----interesting. :)


  • A friend from Napoleon came out to pickup something Mom's loaning her...


  • Mom used the tractor and big mower to demolish some of the weeds that were down by the barns... *That's when the pulley came off*


  • I made meatballs the way Sarah K. did when I was visiting/helping there, plus I made mashed potatoes and Mom and I made our favorite broccoli salad for supper...


  • We ordered a couple of indoor-fly trap devices that we've wanted to try for quite some time. When you live on a farm, especially a dairy, you have lots of flies to deal with!


  • We did chores somewhere in there, Mom milking the goats and me milking the cow...


  • I tried loading my pictures on Dad and Mom's computer with a special card reader, but still received the error message I was getting before...


  • We did take a little time to rest too, Mother by napping and me by looking through cookbooks for good ideas. :)

It was a good day!


We are very much ready for a day of sweet rest tomorrow though.~


1 comment:

Carra - a bondservant of Jesus said...

Dear Cora,
What a busy day you had!
I enjoyed your post.

Thankful that you had a good day, and praying for your rest today! :)

I've got more canning today, and lots of things left to do.
My love to you and yours!
Yours truly, Carra