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.thumbnail_IMG_3668.jpgthumbnail_IMG_3675.jpg

7 responses to “SEPTEMBER

  1. Ahhh, love catching up on what’s happening in your neck of the woods, Nancy. Good luck with the board run. I bet you’ll be great at that! As for the traveling, my husband says the same thing about himself. He’s a horrible traveler, that each mile drive away is a mile he has to drive home, etc. I drag him on trips anyhow, and he has a good time. I’m sure you’ll have fun, too. 🙂

  2. I agree Laurie. Nancy your life is so different from mine and I love reading about your activities. Sounds like a challenging time ahead. I am finding it hard that we are over halfway through September. This year is flying by. Does life go faster as one gets older?

  3. Just got home last night and loved getting up to your blog. You’ll be the best ever on the Fair Board. They are lucky to have you. And, yes to rain to dampen the fires. We were on I84, it was closed when we went down to Utah but the west lanes were open coming back. A lot of damage now they will be worrying about mud slides.

    You may find traveling something you will love doing with Jim. Jack and I were never sorry for any of the many trips we made. Enjoy the fair, with the cooler weather it will be nice.

  4. Your new adventure with the County Fair Board sounds great, Nancy. New challenges are always exciting. And more travel opportunities are always good news, I’m sure you’ll both have a lot of fun and make many happy memories along the way.

  5. Am confident you’ll be brilliant with the Fair Board. A life style change does you good and am sure you’ll both have a lot of fun travelling together. Start with short trips and gradually do longer ones and no doubt you, Daisy and Missy will get to enjoy them more and more.

    • We’ll see we ended up keeping our best Cow who seems content to be alone. I’m happy with that so far and we have enough “catch up” on the farm to keep us busy for a while

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