On our walk I stopped to check out Sheena and Loxley. Mike was a little worried that Sheena is losing weight but I think they look great.
Thursday, June 30, 2022
Wednesday, June 29, 2022
The coffee helped this morning and I had a leisurely couple hours savoring it while doing devotions. Each morning I have at least 1 cup of coffee and let that kick in before starting my reading for the day. Without coffee my eyes don't work well and neither does my brain and for that matter my body but with it I can face the day. I'm not addicted at all and don't lie to myself either. Gail told me after the pandemic hit that the one shortage people in Brazil really noticed was when coffee wasn't available. That was warning enough for me. When people were out searching for and hoarding toilet paper I was quietly buying coffee, BIG cans of coffee and not telling anyone else about that.
Below are a few pictures of our morning.
Tuesday, June 28, 2022
Up early enough to get everything done and even join the walk. Yesterday I told the walkers I would not be joining them as there was a lot I had to do before leaving at 7:40 am for the post office. Everything that needed doing got done including the voting. I ran up to feed the colt, saw Oksana was up from the back field, pulled her out without her colt and got her covered, then finished feeding the orphan, ran down changed and was in the car waiting for Mark at 6:15 am to head in to Hanna City to vote. We were the only voters at that time but still had to wait a few minutes while a man was there fixing the tally machines. Today's voting was all done by paper, no corrupt machines were used. We made it home in time for me to unhook the horse trailer from the truck and drive the truck down to the house. Stephanie wanted me to bring Rizzy to the Berean office along with her food and water so that was loaded into the car then I headed to the meeting place. Joan was back from Bluffton where they spent the weekend at family camp and told us how much everyone enjoyed it. I put Rizzy in the car and took off for the Peoria post office right on time, picked up the mail then stopped at Sam's to pick up a couple pies for the dessert today. They had fresh peach and cherry pies. I made it there by 8:30 am and Skip was already there with the computers on and the coffee made. IF you would like to read about our morning there click HERE. I left a little early and dropped off the Bibles around 11:00 am then headed home as Mark and I were leaving for a small town near Terre Haute, IN to pick up a piece of equipment. A gallon of milk was mixed up for the orphan and as I was carrying it up to the paddocks I heard something running down our drive. A small spotted fawn came running right down the middle of the drive. There was no time to grab my phone for a picture. He ran into the side yard then ran into the field toward the new barn. I think he was frantically looking for mom as nothing was chasing him. My next job was to make a batch of chicken salad to pack for our lunch along with chips, crackers, carrots and watermelon, and two chilled bottles of water. Two ice packs were put in the insulated bag then Mark was sent a text asking his eta. He arrived home around 11:40 am and since everything was packed and ready we took off. The gps took us the shortest difference but not the easiest. We were on county roads that had hairpin turns and only room for 1 car at a time. Mark was determined to find another way home even it it took longer. Ruth sent the picture below.
Monday, June 27, 2022
Today was our big trip to Starved Rock. Ruth planned it, took mom for a trial run to make sure the chair would work, got Spark and Dan to hook up an inverter for the electricity and even researched the best options for mom. We all started arriving at mom's just before 8:00 am to get everything packed in the wheel chair van. Rachel, Diane, Ruth, mom and I fit just fine. The wheel chair and the commode was put in the far back. The van was on empty so we had to stop for gas at the station on Airport road and took guesses on how much it would take to fill it. Diane won as it only took $115.00. The tank wasn't as big as we thought. We started down the road when Diane's door swung open. The van is older and the latch stuck. She needed to roll down the window and pull the latch from outside to get the door to shut. Of course I as the driver didn't bother slowing down, Diane likes to live dangerously. We had an easy trip and arrived before 10:00 am. Below Rachel was showing mom the bear in the lodge.
Sunday, June 26, 2022
The storms during the night brought another half inch of rain so altogether we got a little over 2 inches. We are all thankful even if the horses and foals are now muddy. Those babies think it is fun to play in the mud. I over slept this morning so didn't have time to tease any mares. The colt was fed and supper started and a little cleaning done before heading to church. Gregg Rumbold had the first service and the memorandum was read by Craig and Tim for the second service. After church I had time to feed the colt and tease the mares. Jewel is now out but Oksana was in and stood well for Evan. She was marked down. Hope this cover produces another just as nice as her colt this year. He is pictured at 4 days old and already shows amazing uphill movement. This colt is going to be a super star when he grows up.
Saturday, June 25, 2022
Friday, June 24, 2022
We had a bit cooler weather but only because it was cloudy most of the day with a high in the upper 80s. Jewel was teased and covered successfully this morning before the walk. After the walk I drove in to Peoria but on the way noticed the lone turkey by the water tower.