August Ramblings

I took a trip to the Adirondack chairs Friday night with a glass of wine.  Pig-farmer joined me.  We laughed; more than we have in awhile.  It was good.

After the sweltering heat wave of 2012, we are being blessed with an Indian Spring.  {Note: I made that term up. 😉 } The windows are open.  The rain has allowed the grass to green up from its desert-like funk and is being mowed again…and I don’t think anyone minds!  My Mom’s dogwood tree bloomed last week after going dormant in the drought.  She thought it was dead, as the leaves turned brown and dropped.  I see Surprise Lillies popping up around town (really surprising for August in Illinois)!  Nature truly has some resiliant qualities.

Saturday, we picked up our home-grown pork that we had processed by the Amish.  (Home-grown, yes.  Home-butchered?  Ewww, no!)  I agreed to ride along because I love seeing the Amish farms.  I couldn’t tell what the pumpkin crop would be like, but I saw green pumpkin vines in the fields which sort of surprised me.  Later, I decided I could safely burn a pile of sticks and branches that has been growing all summer.  I meant to tackle the mess I call my bedroom, but couldn’t stay inside.  🙂  Oh darn….the dust bunnies dodged a bullet and will survive to multiply a little longer.

Saturday night we dined on our home-grown (Amish-processed) pork chops.  Soooo tender and juicy!  Sunday, we sampled the most delish bacon.  I will soon have the hams of our porker.  Why isn’t that a desirable trait on me!?!

Today … Monday:  Well, I took a picture of my son on his first day of his last year of high school. Hmmmpf.  I guess it is what it is – which really is a good thing. I know… he’s maturing into a fine, young man…ya-da-ya-da…. But still, Senior year of high school!?   Sigh.  I might as well embrace and enjoy it.  It’s here.  At least we BOTH get to have SENIOR moments??

About Marla Rose

This blog documents our farm life in central Illinois with photographs, experiences, and a dash of cooking. Pour a cup of coffee and enjoy sharing part of our lives!
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2 Responses to August Ramblings

  1. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could burn the pile of mess in our rooms too? I’ve been avoiding the upstairs at our place for a week now.. somehow if I just go upstairs after dark and come downstairs right away in the morning, I don;t have to think about it.

    My kids seem to be growing up fast too. My oldest is going into grade 7 this year and it doesnt seem possible.

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