Saturday, September 28, 2013

It's Been a Long, Busy Week...

It's been a long, busy week here.  I've been neglecting the blog...and many other things, like laundry, dishes and sleep.  So, since it's Saturday...and the fair is over...I can actually sit and do a little catching up!

Here are just a few random thoughts from the past week or so...

1.  I'm ready for the week to be over.  I've had a headache and felt a little crummy since Monday, and it can't last much longer...can it?

2.  This was West Lampeter Fair week.  It's been very busy...seemingly more so than other years.  Why?  I'm not sure, but we are all exhausted!  Last night we said good bye to Jenna's goats.  This morning was clean up, and it was so quiet and empty there without all the animals.

3.  Last week Jim and Eric went to a Philadelphia Eagles game with our brother in law and nephew who are big Kansas City Chiefs fans.  Two of them came home happy, and two came home a little disappointed, but they had fun...

4.  We're still enjoying beautiful fall weather.  It just doesn't get much better than this.  I've actually seen a few leaves starting to turn, and if what I've seen so far is any indication of the beauty to's gonna be a gorgeous show this year!

5. The harvest is in full swing.  Chopping corn is almost finished, except for the ag bag which will go out hopefully at the beginning of next week.  The rest of the corn, and the beans are getting dry.  I saw this view of the west side of our barn on my way home from an errand this morning, and just had to grab my camera and drive back to snap the picture...

Now it's on to face the day.  There's a mountain of laundry to do...a ton of redding up to do...and a whole lot of weeds that need to be pulled out of my flower beds.  If the caffeine kicks in soon, I just might get some of it done!


  1. :) love harvest season - no matter what the crop. thanks for sharing a look into your beautiful (and busy) world!

  2. You have a very nice looking place! Hope you feel better soon.

  3. Your farm looks picture perfect. I hope that you can rest a little while. Weeds and I are good companions. They come back even if I neglect them.

    Hope that your weekend is satisfying.

  4. I'm glad you are having nice weather. This is a beautiful time of year.

  5. I hope you feel better. That is no fun. Doesn't it seem so lonely when the animals are gone?
    I bet your trees will be lovely. It is so nice to get caught up with you and what you have been doing. You have just been really busy. :)

  6. Glad you had great weather for fair week. September weather is just about the best on the calendar. That corn field looks pretty good and the farm behind it looks ready for its portrait. Beautiful and well cared for buildings! I took a drive out into the farms today and saw huge trucks full of chopped corn going in both directions and potato harvest in full swing. It's been a good year.

  7. Gorgeous blog
    Now following you on GFC
    Keren (From South Africa)

  8. The picture of your barns and field is spectacularly beautiful! Glad you drove back with the camera.

    I hope by now the chores are caught up and you are able to get out and enjoy the beautiful weather.

  9. AWESOME shot. Oh I do hope you are feeling better it is very hard to farm when you are not feeling well. Happy harvesting just think soon we will be wishing summer was here:) HUGS B

  10. There is nothing so beautiful as the country in fall. Hope you're feeling better.

  11. Alica..
    You are always so busy, and you inspire me!
    I hope you are feeling better.

    Love the pictures... thanks for sharing.

    Hope this is a great week for you!

    {p.s. I'm blogging again, and loving it}

  12. Our beans look like that here, too, and in fact, some are totally dry now. I hope Jenna's goats didn't all go away! GO CHIEFS!!!!! :-)

  13. That is one of the most beautiful scenic farms I have ever seen . SO very lovely , gorgeous !!!


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