Yesterday was an unexpected rain day. It sprinkled in town but was pretty wet at the field once they got out there. The guys came back in for lunch and we headed up to the Red Barn. We try to take advantage of eating out when we can since there isn’t much opportunity at the next stop.
After lunch, Briar headed to do errands with Bruce & Leigh. The little kids took a nap – as did I unintentionally. Addie was wound up so I said I would lay with her and I’m not sure who fell asleep first. Around 3:30, Blake, Cal, Addie, and I went to go test the wheat. Addie had spilled on her shirt during lunch so I was put a new one on her. Once she realized she and Cal were matching, she said, “Oh my dosh, this is the cutest thing I have evah seen.”
It tested at 16% so it was a no go. However, they were trying to disk the field the combines were parked in so Blake did some machinery shuffling so it was all out of the way. In the meantime, the kids and I “played” in the combine. Addie was given strict instruction to not touch the buttons. Challenge!
Miss Priss was crying about something so I told her I was going to take her picture so I could show everyone. She stopped, I took this one, and then it started back up when I put my phone away.
I made some pull apart caramel rolls last night for this morning. We don’t typically do breakfast because we usually start making lunch shortly after nine. For one, counter space. Things just take longer to come together when you have to do certain things in shifts. Two, it seems like food needs to cook longer in the little ovens. Three, it is preferable to have the preliminary dishes done prior to leaving for lunch. Four, we load the car around 11:25. Briar was excited to go round up the guys for a treat this morning though. A little blonde gal needed to tag along too.
We had lunch in today too and then the guys headed out afterward. Once out, they were not able to go right away but got started for the day around 2:30. Since we haven’t cut since my last post, starting today, we were around 900 acres left with a lot of moves.
The forecast looks favorable to finish up. As of this past week, Manter (our next stop) would be ready in about ten days. So a week off from now should work out well. Typically, it seems like we get there and it’s go time so it will be quite a change if it isn’t a mad rush to get going!
I am trying to decide if I am going to try to get the kids to Oklahoma City. We have had rain days but not “three inches, won’t go for a couple days” rain days so it’s hard to leave. My biggest reason to go to OKC is for the zoo. My kids are zoo lovers and since we go to the OKC zoo every year, Briar remembers feeding the giraffes there, Ellie in particular. This spring it was brought up about going to the OKC zoo and I had said, “Oh yeah, we’ll go to the Oklahoma City zoo,” because we always do. Sooo, it hasn’t been brought up yet but it’s also not something I want to have to deal with meltdowns about for the next twelve months before we get back here in 2018. However, I did take them to the Omaha Zoo in April (and that thing is CRAZY) so maybe they got their big zoo fix for the year. Plus, I know Blake would be happy to do an Omaha Zoo trip with us sometime this fall/winter. How will I ever make a decision on such an important matter?! I’m also rolling my eyes at myself, so just know you aren’t the only one.
Well, the kiddos have woken up from their naps and I should pick up my camper for the 16th time today. Then off to supper, dishes, walk/park, baths, books, snacks, VITAMINS (because if we don’t, oh my gosh), brush teeth, bedtime, make coffee, pickup for the 17th time, try to go to bed but then Blake will get home, stay up too late, and wake up for a new day when the kids start calling around 6:45 tomorrow. It’s clockwork. Enjoy your weekend!