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January 10-16, 2005Time to rearrange

Agriculture.com Staff 07/07/2010 @ 9:09am

It has been cold here but only about two inches of new snow. They kept forecasting below-zero temperatures but we haven't seen any. I feel sorry for those that are having all the rain and other unexpected conditions. It is normal to have freezing temps and more snow. I am told that we will probably get it in February.

Shawn drove truck all week. I didn't make him go to the mill this week but he will have to next week. He had better roads than normal so was home before dark every day. He got the chores done and most days had dinner started when I got home! Tuesday, we went to Wallowa for Kenny's 45th birthday after I closed so we were home late.

Saturday, Shawn came to the store after doing morning chores. After the coffee drinkers left, we rearranged the front of the store. We moved all of the gift items to one side and the salts, minerals and pet foods to the other. After the heavy work was done, he went home to get something done and left me to decorate. At home, he fixed fence, moved a stock tank then moved the cows. They are now in the pasture closest to the house so they are easier to watch while calving. I came home right after he was done did a couple of things and then went to town to grocery shop. I don't go to Enterprise very often so I also brought a pizza home for dinner!

At the store, I had a couple of salesmen come in with deliveries but am still waiting on ear tags that I ordered two weeks ago. Working with suppliers can be so frustrating. Calving season will start any day and we need the eartags. I placed another feed order for Shawn to pick up on Monday. I am going to take a couple of days off next week and go visit my mom and grandma in the Willamette Valley, if the roads are OK. I have a new girl that is going to work part of both Friday and Saturday while Jessica is at her other job, so I am trying to get everything in order and easy to find.

Sunday, Shawn and I took a big bale of hay to Kevin, who owns a Tire Shop in Wallowa next to where Shawn's bulk plant is, and stopped for breakfast on the way. The Johnstons and Bakers meet every Sunday and we try to join them when we can. After taking the bale to Kevin, we went to Bobbie and Kenny's for haircuts. Bobbie is a hairdresser, which is very nice, since we can get cuts at odd hours and days. We headed home and decided to take a trailer load of scrap metal to the dump. When we got home, it was time to do chores again. We ended the day like most Sundays, at the Johnstons' for a potluck in the shop! The Bakers brought the puppies for everyone to play with. We almost weakened and brought one home. I am holding out for a miniature Australian Shepherd.

It has been cold here but only about two inches of new snow. They kept forecasting below-zero temperatures but we haven't seen any. I feel sorry for those that are having all the rain and other unexpected conditions. It is normal to have freezing temps and more snow. I am told that we will probably get it in February.

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