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June 28 - July 4

Agriculture.com Staff 07/07/2010 @ 9:08am

We didn't get any haying done this week. It rained off and on all week -- not a lot most of the time, just enough to stop us from cutting any hay. They are forecasting thundershowers for the first part of this week. We are hoping finish haying by the end of the week. Maybe while we are waiting, I can get Shawn to help me in the yard.

Shawn irrigated and drove truck all week. The last two days were very long -- 9 hours of just driving time each day. He tried to leave extra early so he could get back early on Thursday to help us set up for the flea market. After he helped us and finished irrigating, he went to bed so that he could get up at 2 a.m. again on Friday. It wasn't easy to do with a house full of company.

My mom arrived late Wednesday and my sister and her family late Thursday. We were all kept busy with the flea market and I did chores and helped Shawn irrigate as much as I could so he could get some sleep. It warmed up for the weekend -- enough that we all got sunburned. We did very well at the flea market and are already making plans for next year! It ended on the 4th at 4 p.m., so after it was done, we packed up and headed to the lake to find a place to watch fireworks. We took a picnic up there for dinner and a cake to celebrate our niece Jessica's 10th birthday, which is the 6th!

I get possession of the building for my store in a couple of weeks, so I am trying to get ahead of what needs done here so that I can spend as much time as possible there when I can. I got the landscaping started but would really like to get more done before I open.

This next week, we hope to have the first cutting of hay finished and all of the irrigation back on. It has been pretty easy with only having part of it to do. We are also helping Johnstons move cows and calves up on the place that we are renting to get it eaten down. When Shawn is done with this first cutting, he wants to get up to the rented ground and go over it with the cultivator a couple of times. I want to get a couple of goats to eat along the ditch where to cows can't go, so I hope to do that this week also. I also bought more flowers so I need to get them planted in the next couple of days. We sure hope that the weather is on our side!

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We didn't get any haying done this week. It rained off and on all week -- not a lot most of the time, just enough to stop us from cutting any hay. They are forecasting thundershowers for the first part of this week. We are hoping finish haying by the end of the week. Maybe while we are waiting, I can get Shawn to help me in the yard.

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