The morning was spent (for the guys) working in the shop. We ladies tidied up the kitchen and baked, completely from scratch, Chicken pot-pie. I also baked a cake and whipped up several batches of icing and made marshmallow fondant.
The Sheriff pulled in this morning too, shortly after we received a phone call from a neighbor, telling us we'd best pull the keys in our vehicles at night for a while again. The Sheriff stopped to tell us the same thing pretty much and to see if we'd noticed any loud noises last night anytime, as somebody stole this neighbors' recently-purchased pickup and drove it down section lines, over rock piles, and basically ruined it. :( We didn't hear anything, so weren't much help. It's sad and a little scary to think that there's somebody around these parts that would do such a thing...
Mom and Andrew headed for Bismarck (after we ate the Chicken Pot-Pie), Mom driving Andrew's Rendezvous and Andrew driving one of his pickups, pulling his trailer with one of his Stratus cars on it. Q. Why so many vehicles? A. Andrew sold 2 vehicles today!!! He's pretty happy!
While Mom did 3 sessions on clients, Andrew drove around town, doing errands again. He got some more supplies for our Appleseed event (ear plugs and eye protection) AND we had agreed beforehand to all chip in and buy a good volleyball net, so he picked that out too, along with a glow-in-the-dark volleyball! :) They were gone all the rest of the day.
Meanwhile, my dad had business to attend to in Napoleon and Linton, so he was gone for a few hours. Jacob went up and checked the cows (to make sure they were still in the fence after the pickup went up that road last night), and yes, they were in. Then, he picked up all the apples off the ground again and hauled them inside for me. Some of the apples are pretty good sized:
I took a few minutes and uploaded pictures.... :)
These were taken last night, while shooting with friends:
(left to right: Sarena, Thaddeaus, Andrew, Jacob, Mother.)
I finished the cake around 5:00 and enjoyed spending a little time with Paula and Johanna when they came to pick it up! It was for a coworker friend of Paulas' who is having, obviously, a boy.
When my dad got home, he looked through the mail and saw that the hay-sample results were there, and he was so very pleased with the quality of the hay. We are grateful to have been able to put up CRP hay so as to be able to sell some of our 2nd cutting alfalfa hay. You would not believe how many people call to buy hay this year, or just stop the guys at the gas stations and ask if they have hay for sale. Some are going up to Canada to buy hay even...
So then, Dad and Jacob got the combine going and headed out to start picking up the wheat swaths. They had some troubles to begin with and had to have Andrew pick up a $92 belt in Bismarck, but they switched things around and got some wheat harvested. I ate supper and did the chores and made supper for the others, then played piano for a bit.
My dad talked to his brother about anniversary plans (for my grandparents) for quite a while this evening too. That is coming up very soon too.
As I said, it was a good day!