Friday, June 17, 2011


Wow, this summer is just flying by!
It has been such an unusual farming year so far. With all the rain we had, it took FOREVER to get the crops in and sprayed and now it's taking a long time getting our first cutting of hay put up. Chad is finishing up baling the first cutting as I type this...whew!
Normally we have a little spare time to do something fun for a day or so but have been so caught up with the farm that we really haven't had much time for fun. I am hoping that will change soon! We are trying to plan a family vacation but really difficult with all of our schedules.
Courtney is working 2 part time jobs and is also filling in when needed for her uncle's business. His secretary had a baby a few weeks ago and Courtney has been so happy to help him out. She is also selling Avon and taking 2 summer classes for college.
Jeremy has been home for the summer helping on the farm and has been such a blessing around here. Some days there is so much to do, it is almost impossible to keep up. The extra person around here helps out so much! I do feel sorry for his girlfriend, he has been so busy helping us out that he hasn't had much spare time to spend with her.
To sum it up, I am really hoping things slow down a little here so we can find time to enjoy some family time and enjoy the summer! Life is too short to work all the time, we really need to remind ourselves to stop and enjoy life and each other along the way.


Susan said...

"we really need to remind ourselves to stop and enjoy life and each other along the way." This is so true for all of us. Trust me, life is very short!!!!

Jodi said...

Yay - I was so happy to see another post from you! Keep blogging lady! Love it!

Allen Jackson said...

Great blog would love to meet the family, We are looking for several Family Farms for a new TV series that will air on National Geographic about the all American Farming Family. Please feel free to distribute and pass along the below flyer any way you see fit to get the word out. I will be landing in Sioux Falls this Thursday and will be in SD and surrounding areas for about a week looking for families like yours.
It would be great if I could come down and spend the afternoon with your family and shoot some video of your operation.
Any suggestions are welcome and I look forward to hearing from you, Contact me any time.
Thanks for you help.

Rob Kelly
Casting Producer for Pilgrim Studios