Saturday, August 7, 2010

Getting the tractor stuck and other stuff.

Just so you don't think it is all glamorous (snicker, snort!) here on the Range I will show you what I have been doing today.  The scent of diesel fuel was wafting through the air as I was out bush hogging the area where we are having some work done in the next couple of weeks on a new road.

I love being outside no matter what I am doing but I didn't enjoy getting stuck and having to walk a couple of miles back to the house!  I went down in a ditch and didn't have the tractor in four wheel drive so was just setting there spinning my wheels!  The Hubs went out and immediately got it out by pushing the four wheel drive button.......DUH!

I continued on and Son came along in his Rhino and asked me if I wanted to take a ride around the loop so I hopped off one machine onto another and off we went.  We saw several deer that were just beautiful in their coppery summer coats.  Didn't see any fawns this time but it was fun seeing the adults.  The ride was really bumpy but we made it through all of the mud and water.  We stopped to look at the huge beaver house that is along the way.  It's huge!  Didn't see the beaver but could hear the big bull frogs making their deep har-rump sound.  The kids like to go out there and catch them but of course let them go!  :o)

Mr. D was here this morning with me.  He likes to play on my computer and had company this time.  Notice he still has his helmet on from the bike ride over!  Noodles loves to lay on the computer table when someone is using it.

Friday night we celebrated The Hubs birthday with the kids.  I had steaks, baked potatoes, corn on the cob, tossed salad, yeast rolls and of course cake and ice cream.  I bought just a small cake at the store as we are all trying to cut down on sweets and I didn't want any leftover.  There was just enough with the last piece going next door to FIL.  :o)  

Now the Hubs and I are the same age.  I am from April to August older then he is.  I am the older woman for six months.  We are now both 59, when did that happen?  He was 19 and I was 20 when we got married 39 years ago, when I think of kids now getting married that young I can't imagine it!  His mother had to sign for him to get married as he wasn't yet 20, isn't that a hoot!   We remind him of that occasionally!  :o)

Son came along five years later much to our delight but there were to be no more babies for us unfortunately.  I always thought I would have a big family but sometimes it just isn't meant to be and you have to be content and happy with what you have and we were.  Now with two grands to spoil I make up for lost time!   Son weighed 10 lbs. 5 oz. when he was born!  Yikes! He looked two months old in that baby nursery with the other 6 and 7 pounders!  A teenager in baby world.

In those days when you had a C section you stayed in the hospital ten days.  That was the longest ten days of my life, I just wanted to go home with my great big baby who couldn't fit into his newborn clothes! He was such a good baby and started eating rice cereal at two weeks as I just couldn't fill him up.  He started sleeping through the night soon after starting on cereal too.  Now they say don't give it to them that young.  What did we know back then?  All I know is he was a happy, healthy baby!

We're headed to the lake tomorrow after church.  The summer is going by so quickly I don't want to miss a weekend being there at least one of the days.  It was a bit cool today but supposed to be warmer tomorrow. I loved the weather today though, just perfect for working outside, cool, breezy, no bugs, no humidity. P.E.R.F.E.C.T. Just right for doing some good ole' bush hogging!


Needled Mom said...

That sounded like an interesting situation to get yourself into!!!! Glad it was no big deal to get the tractor out of there.

Does the kitty enjoy the computer games too?

J was a big baby!!! I thought mine were big at 9#. I know what you mean about the long hospital stays. A regular delivery had to stay 4 days and I, too, was biting at the bit to get home with each one. We also fed our babies at 2 weeks. Now they make them wait for 6 months!!!!!!!!

Happy birthday to dear R. So...are you both 59 and holding???? Didn't you think the 50s were the best years yet?

Have fun tomorrow. I am glad the weather is good for you. Ours continues to be gloomy. The weather forecaster said he expects this to remain throughout August. What a summer it has been! xox

Hollie said...

You go girl! I love the pictures of you on the tractor. Mattie is like Noodles about the computer. lol You asked in my blog if she had met my SIL's dog Pookie. She has & she liked it okay until I held it. Then she didn't care for her @ all. lol

You & I are a lot alike. Hubby & I were married 5 years before Colt came along. He's an only child. He was also delivered by C-section weighing 9 lbs. 14 oz.

Dawn said...

Wow, I thought my 9 lb. 5 oz. brother was big! He didn't wear baby clothes either. He's 6 ft. 5 and has huge feet.

The work you were doing looks hot! You're a better helper than I!!

Glad it's cooled off a bit and you get to go to the cabin. Would sure love to see it.

Kev's back on his way home early in the morning - it's been a quick week!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I'm glad you are going to the lake. Yes our days of summer are numbered for sure. I try take advantage of these nice days too.

Donna said...

I fed my kids potatoes and gravy from the table when they were under a month old. They seemed healthy enough for me. Yes, doctors are very strict about not feeding babies anything but breast milk or formula until they have some age on them. Strange! I'll bet you enjoy your grandkids twice as much, just because you didn't have as many babies as you wanted. Grandkids really are as good as your own babies, especially when they are close to you so you can see them often.

Dawn said...

I really do have a new one up now - about Mary's and my connections!

Dawn said...

PS - Kev is back in Maine. A fast week indeed.

Dawn said...

Me AGAIN - Kev did finally get better - I am just so thankful he had the time to rest and relax - he really needed that. The pace there at TC is intense. Also thankful for cooler air - although he hasn't minded it this summer. He doesn't like the winters, though.

palmtreefanatic said...

look at you go on that tractor;) woot woot! what a situation is right, :)

Wow! J was a big boy!

Blessings sent your way!

Anonymous said...

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Joan Swenson

hippo chick said...

I think many people were married that young back then. Jim and I were older. He was 21 and I was 23. He had just finished college and we got married just before he started his first (and last) teaching job. We are about to celebrate our 42nd anniversary.

I have to admit I laughed when I read about your getting the tractor stuck. That sounds like something I would do.

I also laughed at your kitty laying on the computer desk. My friend's cat lays on the keyboard of her laptop. Animals are such fun.

I so enjoy your blog. Happy BD to your hubby. And remember, in my eyes, you guys are youngsters.
~hippo hugs~