It’s been a while since my last blog entry. In the last three weeks we have attended a beautiful and inspiring memorial service for an amazing man, our littlest child turned 7, we have all been touched by a bad cold, and the weather in Corvallis has gone from warm to cold to hot to freezing to warm again. All in all it’s been eventful.
Emma’s birthday was reminiscent of last years. We barbecued with friends again. Though all the days around her birthday were wet and cold, her actual day was great. We enjoyed the sun and even had to break out the sun screen. While I was enjoying pleasant conversation with friends I heard a loud crack. Not wanting to interrupt this wonderful time, I ignored it. Oops! That was a mistake. Moments later I looked down toward the barn to see Ryan’s steers roaming freely. They had broken one of the wood rails. Now, Ryan’s steers are very sweet but they were also very excited about being free. They tramped all over bounding and dodging us. Finally they gave in and went back in the pen. The funny thing is that last year Ryan’s steer broke out during Emma’s birthday barbecue too!
Today my husband, Jason, and his friend Tom are reroofing the little rental cottage on our farm. The job seems to be going well and to spectator eyes, fast.
Joshua is down in the lamb pen reading. Hopefully those crazy lambs will get use to him soon and calm down. Last year when we took the lambs to weigh in they were still pretty wild. One of them would only move by bouncing forward rather than walking.
I haven’t written much on my manuscript lately. I think I am feeling discouraged. Last week I had a good writing day when I left the house to work for a few hours. Hopefully I will be able to work out some time like that this week.
Well, I hope you all have a great week! Enjoy the sunshine.