Jul 18, 2011

Sheep Wrangling Realtor

Funny thing happened to my sister and I yesterday. Driving back from Perry County we spotted two market lambs running along the 55mph road. We turned around to get them to safety. Jessica ran to the house to get the owners and I dressed in nice clothes from showing a house went to the barnyard to get the lambs in the barn.
After Jessica opened the door to the unknown house because they did not come to the door, she found a 3 yr old little boy who said he was home alone.... Finally the mom came out wondering why a strange woman was in her house I am sure. They came to help me in the barn and we assured the lady that we had sheep and could help her catch the two market lambs. Somehow the lamb that I caught knocked me over drug me on the concrete floor...Jessica and the owner were stunned and laughing at me (I am sure it was a site). I was covered in dirt and got my back and knees scratched up. Good thing was they happened to sell show master feed and I needed a few bags. The lambs were safe and I am sure are now at the fair, I hope they do well they had some nice lambs. All in a days works I guess!
Funny how things work out. They happened to be Show Master Feeds Sales reps and I needed some feed. I bought two bags of feed and even got a discount for our efforts. I am sure there are other sheep wrangling Realtors out there right?


Jul 17, 2011

Oh the Places We Go

This past week was jam packed. We had all the normal life activities plus a few extras to make our week full of fun and stress. We had extra chores because my parents were enjoying a much needed vacation, VBS (vacation bible school) and swim lessons.
You have to know that when every moment of your week is planned it is going to be a wild ride. I happen to be very schedule oriented and this week there was no room for anything else or for anything to go wrong.
VBS was tons of fun and 140 children had a blast and learning more about our great creator. I helped with the music and Matt was on the dram team. He played Caleb Foster and his twin bad boy brother Dr. Marvel. Of course his characters were a hit and his acting may have earned him a spot in future drama at the church.
The first part of the week my computer decided it was not going to work and my email and schedule was high jacked. This obviously complicated my work week and made me more than a little stressed. I would like to say I played it cool but when you rely so heavily on technology it is BAD when it does not work. Each late afternoon we had swim lessons for 1 hour and then we dried off grabbed a sandwich headed out to VBS.
My computer did get fixed on Saturday and I am very glad to have a good computer repair man. I am now more organized than I was before, the kids are exhausted but from fun, both kids love the water and we will all be glad when Grammy and Grammpy return in the  morning from their trip.
Some time you wonder how you will get it all done, but you always do and when it is all said and done you can sit back and begin planning the next week. The part I need to work on is sitting back. We have this great chair on our front porch that looks out to the corn. I will sit in that chair at least for a few minutes some time before the corn is harvested....maybe! What I know for sure is that we will keep chasing our children while we still can and wondering where the days go.

Jul 1, 2011

Wheat! It's Summer Time

 Out of all the crops wheat is one of my favorites. It has so many different looks through the seasons. When the wheat is close to harvest I have always wanted to plop the kids out in the middle of it for a picture. When the wheat is ready to be harvested it marks the beginning of summer heat. It never fails when it is time to bail hay or straw it is going to be be hot!
This year they were actually old enough to go out there in the field and be almost as tall as the wheat. As you can tell by the lack of Parker pictures in the wheat, he did not like it  in the middle of the wheat field. Enjoy the photos of the kids and the wheat that is now harvested.
I love outside photos and the most natural pictures take place in the outdoors. It always reminds me how fortunate we are to live where we can experience four seasons. I love the natural landscape of the crops, farmers work so hard to produce a safe product to enter the market for animals or our consumption. I know that our family appreciates the farmers producer!