Wednesday, July 31, 2013

An Old Goodie

While visiting my dad this summer, the Farmer got to drive this old swather.  It drives very differently with pull levers and foot pedals.


My dad only has a small corner of alfalfa, so the Farmer helped him swath it for fun.



Meanwhile, the boys had fun playing in the sandbox under the umbrella.


All the boys were happy!

(I've got a video of the farmer driving, I'll try to get that uploaded.)

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Sunday, July 21, 2013

Abi's Fair 2013

Abi did really well again this year.  She got several Best of Show Ribbons, and came away with several ideas of what she'd like to try next year.  

Plaster Paver with Stones


Wreath


Here she is with a few of her entries:

Plate of 5


Beets


Table Runner (Sewing)


Flowers - Something she'd like to try some other year


She got a Best of Show with her picture of Ethan on the four wheeler.
(he wasn't actually driving it but it sure looks like he is)


She entered several other photos, but here she said she'd like to enter some type of art work next year!



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Saturday, July 20, 2013

Fair Fun

During the Fair, the Farmer and I went to the goat show.  We had a great time trying to guess who would come out first.  While we watched the goats, the kids went under the stands and had a great time playing in the dirt.





Castles, Moats, and Towers...they played for hours!  

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Friday, July 19, 2013

Fair 2013

We had a great fair this year!  One of our new endeavors was the duct tape entries.  The rules were that you create something on your own or something you can wear out of 90% duct tape.  Abi made a crown to wear. Jonny made a sword, and Nathan made a camo robot wall hanging.


Abi received first place in her division, Jonny got first in his, and Nathan got second.  Instead of ribbons, the duct tape entries receive script money.

I'll go over the kids' other entries in separate posts, but I wanted to share a few other every day type photos we took:


We walked around getting ideas for future 4-H projects.  One thing the kids loved was this farm display.


There was also a live owl.  Someone found the owl wounded and will release it into the wild after it healed.  The fair entry was all about how the owl was found and what was being done for it before release.


Fair 2013, full of fun!



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Thursday, July 04, 2013

Wheat Harvest 2013

Today is the last day of Harvest 2013 (and also the 4th of July but Harvest is our theme for this post).  Overall it has been a good harvest, we had one field that was the worst wheat the Farmer had ever cut, but the other fields seemed to make up for that one hailed field.

Anyway, I took the kids out to the field for some pictures before it was all gone.  I think we got a few cute ones:







I really should put together a comparison of all the years to see how the kids have changed each harvest.  It has become such a tradition to get the Farmer and his kids together on the combine!

Well, happy 4th of July and we hope you have a great rest of the summer.

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