Wednesday, July 24, 2013

July, but.....

I do love July, but.....I do begin to miss routine and quieter schedules (although, in reality, I'm not sure what that is).

When you live in a geographical area that has pretty distinct seasonal changes, summer is a wonderful thing, however, a lot of activities tend to be crammed into the short 3 month period (more like 2 1/2 if you go from the end of the school year to the beginning).  I tend to be a fairly routine gal, but I've had to adapt to having a lack of routine since I've been married to my farmer for almost 26 years now.  There is very little routine in the life of a farmer, especially if you have livestock.  Anyway, it's been a busy past few days and the week continues to be busy.

E and I put this together Saturday morning.  She helped me clean up the sawdust after we got it in place.
The finished area.  So much better than the pile we had there before!
We had chips and dip with lunch and she decided that the dip would make a lovely moisturizer!

Our first trip to the county fair!  She loved it! 

L was a little bored with the "Barnyard Battles", but when we headed for the animal barns, she perked up.

Watching the kids do their thing.  We were close to the lasso area.

The fair was fun.  We enjoyed the free meal they always have on Sunday, provided by livestock producers.  I enjoyed a lamb burger!  Both girls loved the animal barns.  I think the farm is in their blood!

Monday was another trip back to the fair to look over the knitted items.  There are some very nice pieces!  

Tuesday was a trip to the Iowa Girls Softball tournament 2 hours away.  My niece's team lost their first game, but get to play for 5th in state today.  A is quite the ball player!  She gets my adrenaline pumping!!

The kids spent part of the evening picking produce from the garden.  The cucumbers have gone crazy!!

The haul!

Today's very Iowa summer dinner!  BLT's (with the best turkey bacon I have ever had!), fresh corn on the cob, picked last night by my bestie, and watermelon!  Yummo!!!

She loves the corn!!

Looking ahead to the's our 26th anniversary and there's a good chance we'll be putting a big hole in our living room!  

Oh, and that post about sinus headaches a couple of posts back.......

God brought me an answer to prayer! Young Living's Eucalyptus Radiata essential oil!  One swipe on each side of my nose and across my sinus each night before bed.  I have not used Mucinex in 3 weeks and I haven't used nasal spray in almost 2.  My sinuses have not felt this good in years!  We slept with the windows open last night and I woke with a bit of the beginning of a sinus headache.  I put more eucalyptus on and some peppermint essential oil on my temple and it brought sweet relief!!  I have prayed for years for a natural solution to my sinus issues and the pray has been answered.  So thankful I didn't give into the surgery as a friend of mine had it done just a couple of weeks ago and she had to be readmitted into the hospital just the other day because she was hemorrhaging.  I'm having wonderful results and nothing invasive is happening!  Praise Yah! 

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