Will our rain is here and it is certainly making up for our long, hot summer. I promised I would not complain this year about all of our rain but really!! this is a little out of control.
Will my getting rid of the cows didn’t really work, just kind of. I decided one of the cows—my favorite—had bad hoofs and the guy hadn’t come to trim her so maybe—just maybe we should keep her. Needless to say, all the cows are gone except Laney and she is loving it. I was afraid she would be lonely and wonder off but she stays pretty close to the barn, is always in the barn when I go to feed her, loves her “treats”, apples, carrots, leftover salad. I tell her she is on a diet but not sure she believes it. So now my plan is to get some weight off of her and get her bred and we are listed as a farm so I really do need to keep the farm going—right!! I’m also ready for some goats but haven’t really convinced Jim. One of our sons might just drop a couple off one day when we are gone—maybe!
I did pull my name from the Fair Board application. They meet once a month which I don’t mind but they also meet every Saturday all year long and I decided I really didn’t want to spend my Saturday’s driving 45 minutes to the Fair Grounds, then sit through an hour meeting and then drive home. Family is too important to me and I would be missing ball games with my youngest granddaughter—can’t do that. I’ll still be Livestock Superintendent and work on the Fair Grounds to get a lot of needed repairs done but just not go to all those meetings.
Not a lot happening at the Knox’s but we have been picking apples. Last year we had so many apples Jim took them to meetings and neighbors but this year we may have about 8 boxes. We did donate a garbage can full to the FFA program for cider but picking is pretty scarce. I don’t even have any pictures to send you so here is my Thanksgiving wish for each of you.