Greetings from 38 degree Minnesota. It was a chilly one again last night. I didn’t see frost this morning, but Sunday morning we definitely had a layer of ice crystals when I got outside. The weather people say it will warm up to 65 this afternoon; sounds good to me!
Yesterday was filled with typical fall weekend stuff – caring for calves and cows and preparations for corn harvest. We’ll begin combining corn today or tomorrow, so be on the lookout for pictures and info soon. For your viewing pleasure, here’s some farm shots from around sunset.
We went home for a late lunch yesterday and got in a few hours of raking, cleaning up branches and general yard maintenance before returning back to the farm. (This is also what we largely spent our Saturday doing once I returned from my run. Ah, the joys of a large yard…) I know we’re lucky to have a yard. I still STRONGLY recommend that if you don’t have a lot of free time; don’t buy a fixer-upper house with a neglected/overgrown yard! We’ve got a bit less than 2 acres, but sometimes it feels like the yard work will never end. I’m much more of a whiner about it than my husband, and we all know whining is not attractive on anybody. Sigh. You might say I have a bit of the “yard work blues.” I haven’t shown you much of our house and yard yet, so here’s a small tour.
My neglected rosebush is also doing better since I finally planted it 🙂
In running news, Sunday was a rest day (as normal). Sunday also happened to be the Twin Cities Marathon and 10 Mile. It was perfect running weather, so I was happy for the runners, including a few people I knew, who ran. Did any of my readers happen to run Twin Cities yesterday? If so, congrats!
This weekend was also the conclusion of World Dairy Expo, held annually in Madison, WI. Normally J (the husband) and I try to attend expo, but fall is always busy so we decided against the long drive this year. In addition to a dairy show with cows from far and wide, expo also includes large exhibit halls that features new products and innovations for dairy farmers.
I feel like this post has gotten a bit disjointed (it will be in about 4 categories) so I think it’s time to quit before I wander off in another direction. Do you ever get the yard work or the house work blues?