It has been beyond crazy at our house for the last 2 weeks. .
Everyone runs different directions. .
Tristan started working a REAL job with our carpenter friend. .
Jeremy and Grant are booked out in the shop for weeks to come. .
My work weeks have been off schedule on days. .which discombobulates me!!
We've had fundraisers for youth group. .
and preparation for the fair. .
Trips out of town for funerals and driver's licensing. .
There's been chicken-killins. .
and coon hunts. .
The inside of our house looks like a cyclone has hit. .
and the outside of our house finds garden beds full of things that are sick of the prolonged and excessive heat!
And we are READY. .
for a break!!
Here's a mishmash of photos from the last week at the fair!
Tristan started a gun cabinet for his grandparents in wood class. He was able to finish it up the week before the fair! He has been pretty scarce around the last few weeks. .so I don't have any pictures since his birthday. .he actually took my camera in and photographed his cabinet himself! He received a red ribbon on this piece. He entered some sticky buns, which earned rave reviews and a chance to take them to the state fair in September. He also entered several photos, one of which also gets a trip to the state fair!
Grant and I had to spend some time in our hot and weedy garden getting some of the crops harvested. We dug all the potatoes out. .Norland reds and Yukon golds. For the second year running, the reds have totally outproduced the golds. We also pulled all the carrots. .
which we are still enjoying!!
He got Reserve Champion on his plate of 5 Cosmic Purple carrots.They are really cool looking carrots!
The youth group took on 4 activities at our small fair-based carnival. .
Cotton candy. .
A dunk tank. .
which, I must admit. .felt pretty good with the heat. .
at least for the first 20 minutes, right before my fingers lost all feeling.
My mister ALSO took his turn. .
and seemingly, enjoyed the experience!
They also ran a jumbo inflated slide. .and an inflated bouncy house! Which is where Cami spent the majority of the evening! One of the perks of being a youth group sponsor is that, when my daughter runs out of money. .they just let her play for free!!
|I was surprised by the "surprise" lilies I found blooming this weekend!! They are a little early!|
After all that. .
we were glad to have the fair and all it's excitement and stress under our belt for 2012!!
Hard to believe that school starts THREE weeks from today. .
Where has the summer gone?
Hope you enjoy your week. .and thanks for stopping by!