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September 20-26

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

The weather here has been beautiful! Looks like next week will be the same, cold mornings but warm days. I turned the mares out in the pasture after we moved the cows out. Sunny tends to eat until she is a blimp, so they have spent most of the summer in the corral so that I can monitor her eating. They are in with the goats and everyone seems to be getting along just fine. I have been told that goats make great companions for horses.

Shawn has had to make a couple of trips to Boise (not his favorite place to go) for fuel and will probably have to make more in the near future. He also got my pegboard wall up at the store, and helped me move some things around there.

With this nice weather, he has been getting a lot of little jobs done around the ranch. He took out an old loading ramp and hauled four loads of rock with Johnston's dump truck. They have a rock pit so Perry let Shawn get rock from him. Now our travel trailer is out of the yard and things are getting moved around. We live on a hill so level places to park anything are few. Shawn has more ideas about where to level a place for more room.

We spent most of Sunday working outside. We meet Perry and Donna Mae and Bobbie and Kenny for breakfast in Wallowa (8 miles from Lostine), then we went to the store for a little while, as there is always something to do there. When we came home, we loaded a big load for the dump and took it in, then we ran a couple of errands. I never get anywhere during normal business hours and we needed to get a couple of birthday gifts.

On the way home, we stopped at the Wyffels' for a visit and to see their new fence around their yard. Mike and Bev are from the same town where I grew up. They are older than I am by a few years, but Bev and I met while I was in 7th grade and she was in high school. Mike's family and my mom's family are from the same church. I babysat for Wyffels' when I was in high school, and they started their family. Michael is now 23, Sam is 20 and in his junior year of college, and Emily will be 16 on October 3 and is a sophomore. They moved here about 10 years ago and that is what first got us up here, to visit them.

On the way home, we stopped for groceries and them came back to the ranch for more clean up. This week's gathering was the Johnston Ranch with a potluck on the patio. Great way to start a new week!

Next week will be busy, the dinner and meeting that the store is hosting is Tuesday, and I have more changes I want to make both inside and out this week. Our hunters have decided to come hunting the last five days of the hunt, so they will be here next weekend. That gives us one more weekend to work outside (I hope). I should probably let Shawn go hunting and I can do house work.

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The weather here has been beautiful! Looks like next week will be the same, cold mornings but warm days. I turned the mares out in the pasture after we moved the cows out. Sunny tends to eat until she is a blimp, so they have spent most of the summer in the corral so that I can monitor her eating. They are in with the goats and everyone seems to be getting along just fine. I have been told that goats make great companions for horses.

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