Tuesday, June 30, 2009


Such sweet sorrow. Uncle Stan is probably about half-way home by now.

We had a lot of fun at the creamery yesterday sampling cheese & at the chocolate shop next door. Uncle Stan took home some Oregon cheese & mom sent him a couple pieces of the chocolate she got. Dad topped it all off with a little bag of Bing cherries. Hope it all stays cool enough to get home in good shape.

Just finished having lunch with Ann & Vince. They'll be here for dinner & then we'll face the let-down tomorrow.

Dad & I got fertilizer put down this morning on the yellow corn here on the old farm. Sprinklers set too.

Hope y'all are having a great day.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Monday solicitudes

Had a really fun Sunday yesterday. Mom. dad, Todd, uncle Stan, aunt Ann, uncle Vince & I went out to the Galice Cafe for breakfast buffet. It was a really pleasant meal besides the Rogue River.

Took mom & aunt Ann shopping at Walmart while the others took a different route home.

When evening rolled around we had a hot dog roast. Shelly, Rodger & Randie, Amber & her girls showed up but Robin came down with a migraine just as we got the fire going. Homemade ice cream topped off the meal with some birthday cake for Todd.

Have had a cool morning. Visiting with uncle Stan, waiting for aunt Ann & uncle Vince to show up. Gonna go to Rogue Creamery for some cheese tasting later. Hope everyone's Monday works out well.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

involved Sunday

had breakfast at Galice with my aunt & uncles, mom, dad & bro. The Galice cafe has a good Sunday buffet. Mostly it's about the atmosphere though. Took mom & aunt Ann to Walmart while Todd, dad & the uncles went home a different route. Finished setting water while mom, dad, aunt & the uncles took a nap. Just now helped mom start the homemade ice cream, low-sugar so uncle Stan can enjoy it too. Everybody have a Funday Sunday!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

busy fun day

Had such a fun day visiting with uncle Stan from Mississippi. He went with dad & I to farm#2 and they set out the big sprinkler gun while I finished spraying the most recent corn planting. Dad was tired after that so when Stan & I had a little snack we went into town with Bro while dad took a nap.

Then this afternoon aunt Ann & uncle Vince from New Mexico stopped by & we had even more fun.

Wishing that you're all having as great a weekend or better.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

brief entry

Ahhh... another decent day. Hula-hoed the melons this morning, ran mom&dad into town, got the tire fixed @ Les Schwabs, saw my nephew Kevin there. Then home & ran errands in Rogue River, got a hair cut, & pushed the Scorpion around the corn field while dad prepped about 2/3rds of the 2nd to the last corn field. Enchiladas & ice cream cake for dinner with golden summer sunlight on the mountains rounds it out nicely.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

43rd trip around the sun

It's my 43rd birthday today, woo-hoo!

Had a great day. Started out planting corn with dad at farm#2. Then while mom & dad went in for dad's blood panel I did the dishes, watered a bunch of stuff and took a delightful nap in the cool, cool house. Thank God & Grant Gustafson there's water back in the ditch, it was out from Saturday night through Monday morning.

Yesterday we had a visit from dad's friends Roland Unruh, his wife Jo & her sister Wilma. We took them out to Shari's restaurant in Medford. It was a delightful meal and visit.

For dinner today we had enchiladas made by Mrs. Tracy Kessell; it was so sweet of her to save mom the trouble of making a meal. For dessert we had ice cream cake from the Dairy Queen sent home by my sister.

Just now finished a little nap, gonna go out and do a little hoeing maybe. Or maybe not.

Wishing you all this same fine contentment and more.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

being busy

Dad's feeling lots better & we are very busy. Weeding, watering, fertilizing, planting and all the other details of good farming all happening at the same time now. Thank goodness we didn't plant a lot of early crops or we'd be harvesting too!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Rainy Saturday evening

Falling far behind in corn planting due to the weather. The ground is just too wet to push in seed and more storms to come today and tomorrow. My apprentice did good work with the hula-hoe today, cleaned up the white corn and pulled all the weeds in the early melons.

Headed over to the stand for a spot of work on tables with dad. Got back ahead of the storm. Mom made (frozen)pizzas for dinner. Rain's been coming down for a bit on and off.

Hope everyone is finding happiness amidst life's challenges.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Busy, busy

and some showers to slow things down.

Fertilizing and planting corn today. If dad feels up to it he'll be helping a bit today. Nice to see some improvement in his condition but he's mending slowly.

Hope you're having a great day.

Wednesday, June 03, 2009


Mom & dad are snoozing after supper. Chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes & corn: yummy. I'm summoning courage with a cup of coffee before doing the dishes. A pleasant, homey scene with spring sunlight gilding the oak tree.


Complex day ahead. I'm taking mom to get X-rays of her hand, Todd is taking dad to see the oncologist. Neither health org wanted to schedule a different time. Mom gets her cast off today & we'll find out if she gets a pin or half-cast.

Mt. Fielder is covered in fog, looks like something from Peru.

Be Happy!