You know it seems just like yesterday when Jake and Jared had a toy replica of a John Deere combine. OMG those two boys would combine the carpet in my house all day long. Jake could even imitate the sound of a combine pretty darn good. Well today is wheat harvest time and Jake is harvesting in the real thing. It might not be the combine of his dreams but I'm sure I can see a smile on his face with this machine. It is hard to believe that our forefathers used sickles and stacking grain in bundles all by hand. Today all we have to do is sit and listen to your favorite radio station in the air-conditioned cab and get about 40-60 acres harvested a day.
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
I haven't done a lot of traveling, but I found out that you don't have to go very far to find the most beautiful wonders of the world. Right in our back yard is the Grand Tetons, Yellowstone, Jackson Hole, the wonderful farms in Idaho, Wyoming, Montana and Utah. Mike and I just took a few days and did a road trip to places that I have never seen. We got to see the Bar J Wranglers in Jackson Hole (great entertainment). Believe it or not, I have never seen Yellowstone. I have seen many buffalo, elk, & deer but nothing like the way you see them in Yellowstone. I have seen rivers, but nothing like the rivers in Yellowstone. For 4 days we just relaxed and took in the sights and gabbed with good friends.
Barbara, Grandma Barbara and Mom has turned 80 years old. As with tradition, we have to have a big party bash. Barbara wasn't to hip on the idea but then she does love a party. All the kids, grandkids, and good friends made it for the special occasion. What a great life Barbara has had and better than that a really wonderful posterity. As of this year, Barbara has 23 grandchildren with 13 grandchildren in-law, she has 21 great grandchildren with 4 more in the ovens... CONGRATULATIONS,
BARBARA!!! WE LOVE YOU!!!