Saturday, August 29, 2015

Appalachian Fair

We headed to the Appalachian Fair in Gray, TN today, taking along our friends, Charles and Tressa and their boys.  We enjoyed the typical fair activities visiting the farm animals, walking through the 4-H building and eating our long awaited sausage, onions and peppers.  After a bite to eat we headed over to the demolition derby, watching cars smash themselves and guessing which car would be the last one running. No fair would be complete without our funnel cake and it was even better listening to Christian artist Matthew West who was in concert at the bandstand. What a great day!

Scott, Becky, Charles, Tressa, David and Nick

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Rolling Our Second Cutting Of Hay

We rolled our second cutting of hay, something Scott could do by himself. When he got off work in the evenings, I would have a sandwich ready for him as he headed out to the field. He also come home for lunch, spending his hour in the field trying to get as much done as he could, cutting and raking the  hay.  Our neighbor, Steve, lent Scott his round hay baler and after a quick lesson on running it, Scott went to work.  Round baling is so much easier on the back!  Right now we use the square bales for the elk and round bales for the cows. I sure would like to get a round baler one day. For now, we are set for winter.  I saw a black wooley worm crossing the road the other day, a prediction of a hard winter to come... at least that's what they say in the south.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Patience and Timid in the Pasture

Patience and Timid have been in our barn a couple of months growing bigger and they're now big enough to put out to pasture. We thought it would be pretty simple loading them up in the cattle trailer.  Scott  got some grain and Timid walked right in...not so with Patience.  Scott tried everything he could to get Patience in from blocking her off with wood, pushing her, giving her feed... she wouldn't budge.  After about 40 minutes of  prodding her, we finally got her in!  We backed the trailer up to our pasture and letting them loose was as easy as opening he door....they were so happy to have a whole field to romp in.  As I post this, they are getting along well with our other cows. 

Saturday, August 22, 2015

A Quick Run To The Lake

We have been working so hard this summer, taking care of family and working on the farm. Scott said "Lets take a quick trip to the lake." How could I say no to my man?!  I stayed on the shore while he took the wave runner out for a spin. 

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Ethan Heads Back To School

It's Ethan's turn to head back to school. He's starting his 4th year at TTU!  Why, it was just yesterday we dropped him off for his first day of college.  Ethan left early in the morning, stopping in Knoxville to see friends. God bless you Ethan.  We love you.   

Monday, August 17, 2015

Samson is losing his Velvet

Samson is losing his velvet.  Later in the day, God blessed us with a rainbow!

The Front of the Roof

Ethan spent his last day home helping Scott lay the metal sheets on the front side of the roof. It saved so much money doing the work ourselves, but is was three days of hard work with the heat. Most of the work is bending over screwing down the screws: Scott sweated up a storm and Ethan just smiled and kept on working, making it look so easy...must be the age difference. Ethan is a hard worker, always looking out for his dad.  Scott still has some of the trim work left to do and the seamless guttering will be next.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Goodbye Randy

My life is full of hello's and goodbye's. You'd think I'd be getting used to it by now! Thank you for your visit Randy...we love you and always keep you in our prayers.

Ethan's Baptism

Ethan was baptized today. Ethan was baptized when he was younger, however, this summer during Mountain Project, Ethan came to realize that it's not enough to know who Jesus is, but to turn your life over to Him.  Our pastor, Steve Owenby, asked Ethan to share his testimony before being baptized and he did an awesome job sharing from his heart, giving all glory to our Lord. We are so proud of  Ethan's decision.  Randy also spoke in church, sharing with the congreagation about Mountain Project and what God is doing through the Campus Outreach ministry at TTU. It was a blessed day indeed. Thank you Randy for taking these pictures!

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Laying the Metal Sheets Down

Randy came home for the weekend, helping us put the metal sheets on the roof.  Charles, a friend of ours, also lent a helping hand. It was a hot day and we're thankful the rain that was forecasted held off.  A big thank to our men and Charles!