Thursday, August 22, 2013
Home from the Fair!
This is a tiny view of the Fair from the front of 'our' building. We spent 6 days sewing, visiting, informing & answering questions in this building.
This is what it sort of looks like before.....
This is just one corner of the building.....Imagine the hours spent on the part of many; purchasing fabric, cutting, sewing, quilting....
It went well, though we were all so tired all week we still haven't recovered!
Now that we're home again, we've been trying to catch up on a little rest, away from the *hubbub. Unfortunately, my mom is back to twice weekly cancer treatments and this week she had three appointments. That means a 45 minute drive to the clinic, 1-3 hours there and then the 45 minute drive back. Hard to catch up at home when you're not actually, well, at home!
I've managed to get the dandelions in the yard mowed down and cleaned my rabbitry. The sauerkraut wants canning (Friday?) and all the Fair stuff is finally put back in place, except for the canning entries which are still stacked on the picnic table on the porch. When I checked on the young replacement hens, I opened their door and a bat fell past my eyes to land at my feet. Did you hear me scream?
Last night was a full moon and the coyotes were echoing off the mountain. I think Fall is in the air already.
Well, just wanted to get back in the swing and this is a very rambling post, but that's sort of the way life goes here on the farm! Cancer treatment in town for Mom today, sauerkraut canning tomorrow and on Saturday is the Cowlitz Prairie Threshing Bee (no kidding!). We like to go and see the antique machinery, Flea Market, tractor pull....good clean country fun!
*a loud, confused noise, as of many voices: There was quite a hubbub in the auditorium after the announcement. 2. tumult; uproar. (Interesting that synonyms were equally interesting words: brouhaha and a situation that has gone piggledy wiggledy.)