Where did summer go? Not that I’m not ready for fall because I really am. Fall has always been my favorite time of the year. I love the color of the leaves and the cooler weather and really, it’s nice to not have to water flowers and gardens anymore. And I love Fall Softball, Football and Soccer. We are supposed to get rain this next week, starting Sunday evening—I’m excited!! One of my biggest worries is the fire danger when it’s as dry as it has been in Oregon and Washington. We have a lot of trees on our farm, it used to be a Christmas Tree Farm, and they all grew up. One little spark could really cause trouble. So, this several days of rain is something I don’t think any Oregonians will complain about.
We are still serious about getting rid of the cows, not sure I’m quite ready. They have been so good during all this hot weather, got themselves on a really good schedule so they come in to eat when it’s cool in the morning and then wait until it cools off in the evening to come back to eat. I love it, I don’t think they have ever been this set on their time schedule.
Jim says we can travel when the cow are gone, I think he doesn’t remembers I’m a terrible traveler, three days and I’m ready to come home. Our traveling will have to be with our 5th wheel because we still have the two dogs. Daisy is a little large to smuggle into a motel and she does love the 5th wheel, especially at night when I cover the couch so she has a place to sleep. And Missy is good to take camping too, once we get there. She hates riding in the car and the more I take her the more she complains. She’ll even run and hide if she thinks I’m going to take her for a ride. I left her for ten days while I was at the fair, my kind of vacation, and she turned into Jim’s dog. She’ll climb up in his lap and give me dirty looks—I threaten her but she doesn’t care. She’s always ready to go to bed when I do though—silly girl—but then she attacks Daisy, if Daisy is lying by the bed, Daisy usually just gets up and moves to another room.
My new adventure for this coming year is running for our County Fair Board. Some people think I’m a little crazy but it’s something I’ve always wanted to do and never really had the time. Now I do and I think I can contribute. I’ve even got Jim involved with some work on the Fair Grounds. We don’t have a lot of money for fair and things are kind of falling apart so my goal is to get things fixed up and I’ve already started by getting all the Sheep pens painted and the Goat pens. So much more to do but I’m really looking forward to it.
Hope all of you have a wonderful fall season—Halloween is on its WAY!!!
Here is a picture of my granddaughter enjoying State Fair and a picture of Missy.