Wednesday, June 18, 2008
I only wished my boys could be out there with us today to watch this crop duster hover over the tops of the cotton. He was only inches away. At one time, he buzzed right by the fence line on his first sweep. This guy apparently does a lot of dusting for several of the farmers out there because we see him flying over different crops all up and down the highway. It was awesome to watch. This plane is actually very small. In one picture you can barely see the pilot. Besides my camera not taking rapid pictures, I'm certainly not the best photographer either. But it was fun watching this guy zoom in so close and then immediately climb back up high. What a daredevil!
It is so hot and dry out at the farm. Peggy and Patty are doing well. They are so much fun to watch with all their playful tumbles and sneaking up on each other. I'm so glad we got two of them.
Jasper is still around. He is at my feet constantly but I've come to enjoy his company. I don't worry so much about snakes with him at my side. It's kinda sad though...Buddy and I watched him today and he will sit and watch every truck that comes down the road in front of the place...it's like he's waiting for his owner to come back for him. I keep checking the lost ads and nothing is posted nor have we seen any flyers out for a lost dog. So, in the meantime, Jasper has taken up residency at RiverBend Farm. That's okay..God sent him our direction for a reason. Who knows, someday his owner might show up at our doorstep and not know anything about Jesus and we can sit and have a long visit over a glass of sweet tea.
For some reason, I felt compelled to take this picture of the cornfield across the road from our place. We've got corn in front of us, cotton behind us and watermelons down the road. Oh, and they were out pickin' them today. The watermelons looked pretty small...it'll be interesting to see how they taste with so little rain lately.
Well, it's been a great day and look forward to more days out at the farm. Each day it gets harder and harder to come back to the house in town.
Monday, June 16, 2008
Okay, I'm really not nuts...or I don't think so...yet. But I do let my mind wander to get away from the daily hum-drum stress. So, if you haven't caught on to Velveeta boxes, try it. It sure beats buying all those little plastic partitions at the store and then ending up with a cabinet full of those. The beauty of a Velveeta box is that it goes right in the trash when you're finished with it.
Monday, June 9, 2008
He's the golden retriever plopped down in the pool. Isn't Gretchen cute in there? Okay, so we get the fence finished and walk away to see if ours are going to find a way out. Who digs a hole but Jasper! And then follows Gunner and Gretchen. We gave up and let them out. Harley stayed right with us but Howard, the Basset Hound, wants to wander. That's how he came into our family. We found him in the middle of traffic in Magnolia. The slug doesn't much like it out there. So to conclude this story, we loaded up our babies (and that's a comedy in itself- I have to use a ramp to get the 65lb slug in my truck) to come home and Jasper was running behind us down the road. We have checked with neighbors up and down the road but no one claims him. It'll be interesting to see if he's out there when we get back.
We were hoping to stay out at the RV but still need to get some kinks worked out. Some electrical issues with the outlets and need a cap for our Stop & Go Potty. Always something. So now our goal is next weekend to stay out there.
No showings this weekend on the house. Pretty disappointing but I'm not going to get down about it. I know that God will take care of it.
Thursday, June 5, 2008
Isn't this attractive? This is our newly rented Stop & Go Potty. I had to add this picture. A lot of you have been asking about setting up the RV and "facilities". So this little gem got delivered today and is a temporary septic system. We actually use the bathroom and all the conveniences in the RV but it goes in this and then gets emptied out once a week. So.... we're in business!