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Thursday, June 30, 2016
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Both BC and Conner were feeling the summer heat. They decided it was time to scale back on the long hair they were each sporting. It was a good thing Lexi was willing to be their stylist because (I know shocker) I'm afraid of the clippers :c
While the boys got beautiful, Sophie and I watched Baby J. Who thought bubbles were great but turkeys were not. "No," she said to them.
Baby J also thought that everything was better with a little handful of dirt on it- including the bubble solution, the dogs, the flowers, the trampoline, and the Cat We Don't Pet. >scary!< The farm is a good place for a kid who likes dirt!
What about Beach?
She worked on her horse fence of course...
BC told Beach if she wants a horse in the backfield this summer she was going to have to put in a horse fence (mostly) by herself.
She had the option at any point to say it was too much work but that would mean the tall grass would be mowed down by a lawnmower and the adorable little pony down the street would stay down the street.
Every day after gym she heads out to the field to clear the way and place another fence post. She needs to fence the full width of the property. That's a lot of land to cover. The progress is slow but steady.
The ground out there is rocky and hard and the weather is brutally warm
but that kid just keeps going.
Sunday, June 26, 2016
Friday, June 24, 2016
To mark the end of what has become known as the extended sleep-over, three weeks with Little Sarah staying with us on the farm, we decided to send her off in style with a trip to the lake.
We had several of the usual suspects plus my 2 favorite trophy dads.
Of course, there was food, lots of food. Seems like my summer so far has consisted of preparing food, buying food, packing food, finding food, dividing food, serving food, and cleaning up food. However, this time, I wasn't the one in charge because the dads took over.
The other thing the dads took care of was transportation both in and out of the water.
My car isn't running well and I keep taking it to the shop. They keep returning it to BC saying there isn't anything broken enough to fix without throwing a ton of money at a few wild guesses.... but after BC drove it to the lake and back he decided that throwing a ton of money at it was a fantastic idea.
So I am car-less but that's okay because I would way rather stay home for a few days to put my life and my house back together. The wonderful moms at the gym are helping me get the Little Giants to and from practice today. Lindsey, my front deskmate & Little G's mom, picked the girls up on her way to work this morning. Thanks a million, Lindsey! I'm sure someone will return them....
Thanks for hanging out with us for the last 3 weeks Sarah-Bear!