Saturday, September 22, 2012

A Long Week...

It's been a long, stressful week in a lot of ways, and to be honest, I haven't felt much like blogging.

I feel like I've kinda just gone through the motions here at home...did lots of laundry...sat at a couple of the kids' sporting events...mowed the yard...helped get goats ready for next week's fair...milked cows...fed cows...repeat.  Our friend Glenda's memorial services were also held this week.  All that to'll be a short post tonight.

In all the stress and weariness however, good things have happened.  First of all, the weather has changed.  Yeah!  Beautiful fall-like days with temps in the low 70's and low humidity...we couldn't ask for nicer weather. (We'll choose to forget the 2" rain fall we had on Tuesday).

And this field...(that little spot almost dead center is Jim, seeding rye in the old cornfield two weeks ago).  The picture was taken out the barn window, looking west...

...and that's Jenna riding on the back of the grain drill, watching to let him know if the seed runs out...

...this field now looks like this...

...a light green blanket of rye.  The rye will grow over winter as a cover crop, and Jim will then bale it for the cows in the spring.

Hopefully I'll get a chance to regroup a little tomorrow, because the coming week promises to be just as's fair time!

Stay tuned for adventures at the West Lampeter Fair!


  1. Hang in there, I will be praying for you.
    I love your pictures anyway and there are good things still.
    Blessings Alica

  2. It's always busy on the farm, but this time of year really does seem to be busier than usual. Hope everything goes well at the fair! Can't wait to see how the goats do.

  3. how fun! we dont seed like that anymore but i have indeed seeded like that before. we use our big drill instead of the tiny ones, interesting how farming in different areas are a little different. i gave a shout out to you on my blog for following me. thanks again! love reading your articles!

  4. Oh Alica I am hoping you are feeling better this is a very tough time for you I understand that. Take it easy and do what you can.
    Fair days how exciting.
    I love the photos and Jenna on the back nice helper you have there. Busy busy busy. Try to rest when you can.:) HUGS B

  5. How good to see the green come up... new life, new hope.

  6. The sprouting field of rye is a sign of new life. I hope you are feeling better now. {{HUGS}}

  7. You sound just like me, it gets crazy here too and I know that you understand what it's like being a farm wife.
    I'm sending some prayers your way. I hope that you get some time to just be and rest a bit.

    About the soy and flax, it's only if the cancer is estrogen receptive. There a name for it but I can't remember what it's called. They give Tamoxaphen estrogen blocker. ( not sure of the spelling)


  8. Nice pics! Glad the weather is cooling down for you. Seems to have happened overnight!
    Sorry for the loss of your friend.


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