Thursday, December 18, 2014

Down Time

       After the rush of harvest is over and the snow starts to cover the ground life on the farm starts to take a little slower pace. There are still daily chores to fill the days but there is also a little more down time to enjoy family. Here is what we have been up to for the last month.
    On November 22, Paul and I celebrated our 11th wedding anniversary. On that same day we were able to compete in an Excellence in Ag Competition through Farm Bureau at the state level. We were honored to win this competition which showcases individuals who promote and support agriculture. Since winning at state we have been working hard on our application and presentation preparing it for the National competition which will be in San Diego CA the beginning of Jan. We are very excited and honored to represent our state and Farm Bureau at this competition. It has been a great learning and growing experience.
        The kids got to spend some great time with cousins during Thanksgiving. Some moments were sweet...
    And others were quite silly
     But the star of the day was the AMAZING turkey that my brother-in-law Bill made. By far the best turkey I have ever had. He has a true gift with turkeys.
      More cousin time
       I also got to spend some time with Paul and reconnect after all the busyness of harvest. Farm wives will tell you that you have to treasure the moments that you get with your farmer because often duties on the farm come before all others.
        Mother nature has been working her magic in this winter wonderland we live in and it has also made me stop for a moment and take in the beauty. This is the trees in one of our pastures after a ice/snow storm we had the other day. I love the seasons on the farm and it is a nice change to slow down a little and enjoy the ones around us. The next busy season is just a few months away and will be here before we know it. Being busy is good by a little down time is also a welcome change.

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