Thursday, July 1, 2010

Plans .... Interrupted by Life

Sometimes that is the way it seems..... we just get going on a roll and then hit the wall, or at least some pot-holes in the road (if you are from Pennsylvania you know just what I mean). The humidity has been bad for my knees this summer, so my plans to re-organize my "sun-room / studio" haven't gotten as far as I'd like.

But it hasn't been all bad by a longshot. Last week we got to meet Chuck and Mary Reagan , (you can go here
to view their website and follow their travels) who started in eastern KY and are making their way by mule-drawn covered wagon to CA.

They had stopped in our little town to rest the animals from the heat and were given a welcome, and permission to "camp out" in a large, shaded, grassy area behind some local businesses.

We got to meet the mules, Pearle and Pauline,

and their horse, Dan, and a black Lab named Pete (no pic)
and talk with them about their travel.

This trip sure takes alot of "water-barrels" .....

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Other than that, my sister came from NY to visit for a few days, but had to cut that visit short as one of her friends had passed away and she needed to get back for the funeral.

Hubby just had surgery to repair his left shoulder and now I go for scopes on both knees on July 14th. We are about 3 good legs (sometimes only 2) and 3 good arms between us! That is a hoot at times.....

Our soybean fields have really taken off and are doing wonderful.

(I sure am glad we don't have to be managing cows with all our "repairs"going on.)

We are getting nice-sized blueberries from our bushes and some raspberries

.... and the hens keep laying those big wonderful eggs,

but this one wants to set constantly and she doesn't realize,

So thats whats happening down on the farm......

How's your summer going??


Mountain Home Quilts said...

Oh darn, the link to Chuck and Mary wouldn't work for me. I am so interested in their trip! How fun that you were able to meet them!

Sunny said...

I will check it out and fix if need be.... thanks for letting me know.

Piecefulafternoon said...

Rain Rain Rain Rain Rain - and then Rain. That's how our summer is going. It only got up to 56 today - and even for the PNW that is cool. They keep saying we'll get sunshine and yet we don't.

Hope the arms and legs get themselve straightened out soon.

Jennifer said...

WoW... that is really cool, I'm sure they are making all kinds on wonderful memories!

Berries look great! I'm eatin some blackberries and raspberries this morning with my pancakes (crunchy peanut butter on top too). My daughters boyfriend brought us a handful, my 2 handfuls of raspberries... they are gonna go pick me some, hopefully enough to make a batch of jam :)

Chickens are beautiful and eggs too

Jacqui said...

Jennifer's breakfast sounds DELICIOUS!