Friday, July 11, 2014

"Come on in, grab a cup of coffee and get caught up"

Glad you came by, hows your summer going?  The heat is unreal, 
even for California.  I've given up on trying to keep things green
and am working on just keeping thing alive.  Don't let the 
color of the orange trees fool you, they're stressed.
Water is my life right now, making sure garden, 
yard, orchard and critters have enough.

The young bull we have, seem to think the big game is to see how
many floats on the water tanks, he can break in a week. 
 Though he was sold ?  He needs some bigger and older bulls
to do some schooling on him.

And speaking of water, JS has announced he is running for a seat on
 our local water district board,  "South Feather Water and Power.

We're in the middle of a campaign !?!?!???
Oldest Son Shane is JS's campaign manager 
(having work in Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger Offices)
(Yes !!! I'm dropping names here)  His has experienced as to what 
papers and forms have to be filled out and how this all works.
He's got a tough job in front of him,  he already told his Dad
 and I that the hardest thing about this campaign is "Us"....
"I wonder what he means by that ?"

4th of July was pretty low key.  We spent it in the mountains at the
cabin.  JS's folks and my mom were up and Youngest Son Zach came 
for a day as well.  Had dinner one night with a group of friends, but 
didn't go to LaPorte for any of the festivities.  As a matter of fact 
I unplugged for the weekend, no phone, Kindle, computer or camera.

"Thank God for a deck of cards"

Two days a week the Biscuit comes to hang out with me.
We spend the day, watering the kitchen garden and eating all of 
Papa's raspberries.  Laundry, chasing turkeys in the Ranger, 
checking cows, reading her books, playing in the sprinkler and 
setting in Nanna's lap in the rocking chair watching the Disney 
channel till she falls asleep.  Two hardest days of the week !!!

That's about it around here.
What have you been up too...............  ;D


Crystal said...

Sounds like a pretty good life. Well except the lack of water and the bull breaking water floats.
We have water issues too, but ours are in the house, we broke a compression valve for the tub water and it leaked to the basement and having trouble getting a new one to work so no water in the house is a problem.

Far Side of Fifty said...

You have been busy...there must be some kind of guard for the float...maybe he needs a ball. Your days with the Biscuit sound like the best!! :)