Thursday, July 03, 2008

Brome grass is baled--almost

Our neighbor, Mark, finished baling the hay immediately before the rain started. The wet spring made good hay. Thankfully, we don’t have to remove them.

Dan plans to bale several small fields. They are a mixture of prairie hay and brome. To get a perspective, I was sitting on the back of the ATV when this picture was taken.

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

A little Kansas weather

Today was a very light mail day so I was home by 3:45 pm. Dan and I planned a quick trip to Lawrence to get our tags. I am already two days late, so it was a necessary trip.

As usual, getting tags was a hassle. I missed the proof of insurance for my 2000 S10 mail truck. Consequently, the vehicle most noticeable out on the roads has an expired tag.

By the way, I have no real excuse for not getting this task done earlier so don’t ask.

Of course, Lawrence and 5:30 pm equals Chipotle vegetarian burrito. It was excellent tonight. Occasionally I am able to talk the rice man into adding extra beans. He was generous.

On the way home, we watched a storm develop. It was interesting as clouds formed while the sun was still peeking through. The sky was busy all day with clouds in and out. This time it hustled up a little rain. Enough to give the garden and flowers a much needed drink. We saw several farmers hurriedly wrapping up hay on the way home. I am sure they were hoping to out race Mother Nature.

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Birthdays and Blogs

Yesterday was Dan’s birthday—his 64th. Peg of Kansas Prairie, celebrated her 80th last week. Peg is a native Kansas girl living in the small town of Ellsworth. She writes daily of family, politics, her town and community on her blog.

Daily posting has not happened on my little space lately. Things are hopping and happening around here and there seems to be no time to sit down and write. Perhaps for a while anyway, my posts will be more of a journal.

Speaking of journal, I want to call attention to a Journaling and Writing Class sponsored by the Landon Center on Aging near the University of Kansas Medical Center. It will be held on July 8th and the same class again on August 12th. The emphasis will be on flow writing. Maril Crabtree, the presenter, is a creative non fiction writer and author of Sacred Feathers and other books. Quoting from the web site, the class is “aimed at giving you freedom from your inner critic.” Click here for details.