Saturday afternoon Nathan slept for three hours while I mowed the lawn in the heat of the afternoon, receiving my first sunburn of the season! It seems to happen every year. We kicked on the A/C when it started to feel sweltering. At least we would sleep better at night.
The sock fairy struck again. Every time I get Nathan up from a nap, he is missing a sock. I search under the crib, between the sheets, behind the crib, in his blankets….it’s just disappeared. Nothing. Thankfully with the warm weather we’re wearing socks less, but still I feel her prices are a little steep.
The goats are nearing the end of their pregnancy term. Dan has scheduled a grazing job and will separate the pregnant mamas out, to birth here in the comfort of their own pasture or barn. Monday he went to set up the fencing, intending to haul the goats over today, but after an updated look at the forecast, he wisely decided to wait until next week. Warm rain isn’t too much of an issue, but by the weekend, cold rain and cold temperatures are a recipe for disaster when there isn’t any shelter, so next week it is.
Saturday we outlined our priorities to get done for the day and worked non-stop tilling in compost, moving the goats to a new paddock, weeding, planting, transplanting, changing oil, and finally ended a long hard, hot day with a lovely grilling out of brats, burgers, veggies and hummus, deviled eggs and rhubarb dessert. After a scrubbing in the shower from the day’s dirt, our bed received us with open arms.
Sunday after church, we headed to my parents house and chowed down on some of my favorites: grilled pork chops, seven layer salad, corn flake potato casserole and a rhubarb coconut dessert. I contributed a strawberry-rhubarb pie since last we were together they didn’t get a piece at the potluck. This time it was all for them, and they graciously took a piece to share with Grandma, who was thoroughly entertained by Nathan’s faces and antics.
The lilac bush is blooming, but seems to have started to fade already. A few years ago I cut it back, initiating a weight loss program, but I don’t think it ever recovered, so it is quite thin. Very fragrant, none the less.
This weekend Dan will be on “daddy duty” as I head off to State Convention for P.E.O., a Women’s organization that supports higher education for women. I confess I can’t wait to sink into a nice soft bed and not have to wake up at 5:30am for two whole days in a row! Wow! And the quiet! And a whole bed to myself! Even though I’ll miss my boys, it’ll be great for Dan to experience a whole weekend with his son, and for me to get away a bit, and with my Mom too!
And that’s the news on this I-got-my-first-sunburn week on the farm!