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Life has been busy and the work seems just to pile up around the farm. Sunny is still being a pup and wants to chase the birds when he's off leash. He still manages to escape his run we built him... hopefully we can find his escape path so he can use it more in the fall and winter when it cools off a bit.
It's been hot and dry as far as gardening... and then the August showers began along with the start of school... and the weeds have over taken us once again. If I could grow crops as well as I grow these weeds... I could feed a nation. I just wish I knew a good use for the weeds.... guess I'd better get more focused on yard work as the weather cools off in the fall which is right around the corner. It will be time to plant some fall greens before we know it... I can not believe how fast August is rolling by.
We helped Clay up at his house yesterday. He still has a few more renovations to finish before he can get moved all in... We were helping him put his flooring down. He got a good start and got a whole room finished. Hopefully he'll get the rest put in this week in the evenings. It is at least easier to do with out furniture to move around yet. I know he will enjoy his little place when he gets settled. I can see it becoming more and more a bit of him as he finishes each piece.
Nugget had a ball helping Uncle Clay... she ran and squealed and listened to he echo as the fellas worked on the floor. I think I saw her growing up more right before my eyes... She's starting to string words together and communicating what she wants just a little... She's so loving and such a joy. Who knew being a Nana would be such a delight!
We were all tired after a long and productive day last night... Catching up on laundry today after church. Enjoyed listening to our guest preacher today. He spoke on the book of James. It is certainly a book in the bible that helps us live our lives for God. It's a good book to reread and put into some study time.
So here we go for the rest of our Sunny Summer days... Summer is fleeing fast... (enjoying a cloudy reprieve today)....
Not much going on at the farm on these dwindling summer days...pg