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Archive for November, 2015

I saw this blog post idea and thought I’d try it.  At least for this month!  This is just my personal list — not my job work.

  • paint bathroom closet
  • vac out part of aquarium water & replace
  • re-pot 2 coleus that were outside over the summer
  • draw floor plan of house for advice on a design group where I’m a member
  • sand treadle machine cabinet for living room sewing corner
  • finish New Feathered Star piecing
  • make a Featherweight sewing machine cover
  • brush the dog at least 1x a day
  • 2 quilt guild meetings
  • more blogs posted 😉

That is enough for a busy month with customer quilting deadlines for Christmas as well.   I suppose other intentions will wait for the rest of winter!

new feathered star beginning

new feathered star very beginning

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Random photos from harvest time 2015….
01

Not working very hard but the cement is cool and she will see anyone come and then spring into action.  Sometimes she is the guard and other times if P arrives, she’ll be glad for a hello and head pat.  I think on this day she & I had had our hike and she was waiting for me to head to the house.

02 combine operator Nov 3 B
Too many and too friendly cats… love to hang out with P but often are in his way. This is the first one that has climbed inside machinery!

03

He works.

04
We aren’t…. at this time.

05

I asked P if I the resident lawn mower could make a better path for the dog & me on our afternoon walks.  The waterway grasses were up to my waist.  Not so great for walking.  Favorite lawn mower told me he could bring our yard mower out and I had to quickly say NO, as the boss doesn’t want our yard mower in the waterways.  OH.  So he got the older mower he uses around the buildings.  I think the dog knew he was making us a much better path.  And he told me before he set off that he’d mow higher the first pass and come back with it a bit lower.  😀   Check — favorite daughter-in-law rings in again!!

06

Moving corn from the big bin to a wagon.  A semi must be due to fill soon and the process goes faster if they fill from 2 augers.

07
The dog loves to deliver suppers with me.  Here we wait for them to get to us and have a place to stop for rearranging jobs and getting their food.

08The workers are here.  At some point P comes in to tell them their missions for the next few hours.

09
She totally ignores my camera on my phone.  Has JP somehow taught her to not like selfies?

10
They are getting the land near our walking paths harvested so the dog and I can walk a bit farther!  The sun is setting earlier.  I need to get out before it is dark and cooler.

11
Our Farm Credit Service provided great lunches one day.  Our agent, Kim, called P the days before so he’d know the date & pick-up location for our area and then took his order.  With the extra my in-laws have had to deal with this year, P ordered 5 lunches.  Boy, were MIL & FIL happy to get a sack!!  Hot pork chop sandwiches (2 each), chips, I got us all bottled water vs pops, and then a bag of candy included a full-size snickers, snack size candy bars, and a tootsie pop!  It was a busy weekend for me so I was glad to swing by on my way home and have packed and hot lunches for everyone!  (normally I don’t feed MIL & FIL)

Soybeans were combined from Sept – Oct 10. Everyone around here had trouble getting soybeans harvested this year.  Hopefully that helped all the farmers to know it just wasn’t them.  That gets frustrating!  October was very dry (which is good for harvest) and we ran from October  12 – Oct 27 before a few days off for rain from the hurricane that came through Mexico.  Corn was finished on November 4.  He had also been working at getting cover crops in and finished them a few hours later on November 3.

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