At our house we keep a white board calendar with two months showing. I avoided putting up Aug & Sept until we were at least a week into Aug. Why? - because both months are/were a little crowded. And I didn't write in things like "calving", "haying" - you know the things that pay the bills!
|We might all feel like this!!|
I know I'm weird but starting school has always been bitter-sweet for me. I enjoy having the kids at home and the opportunity to give them an education in all the things we think are important or that school just doesn't get to. But at their current ages I do get more stuff I should/need to get done when three of them are at school.
|Herdsmanship is a family affair!|
Closer to home kids/families whom have suffered tremendous tragedies are a part of our local fair livestock auctions. Monies raised to honor a young man taken from this earth way to early and young showman who lost their mom (while they were at the fair!).
What do these things have in common?
|How many watermelon can one family eat?|
Next, it makes you appreciate being part of small towns and the huge community that is agriculture. If you can please take the opportunity to help in our region's small communities hit so hard by the current fires. Send your resources to local agencies that will use your contributions in the most effective and efficient manor. If you aren't able to support financially watch for opportunities to give your time. This last summer lots of help was needed to rebuild fences. Guess what - even more fences will need to be rebuild following this disaster.
|More fairs to come -|
God bless ---