Friday, September 30, 2016

Our Day at DollyWood

Brenda's Tennessee visit went out with a bang, with a trip to Dollywood. The weather was nice and clear, crowds low with no waiting time for rides, and my sister was by my side.... it doesn't get any better than this.  Dollywood was all decked out for the Harvest Festival and it was absolutely county beautiful. We also got tickled looking around at the crowds and noticed it was pretty much senior citizens...and we fit right in. Ha!  We had the rides to ourselves and we braved it on the Eagle, a flying roller coaster.....something I would never have done by myself. It's as close to flying as we'll ever get and  I admit, my stomach went upside down.   We walked through Craftsman Alley, rode the train, saw a gospel music show and at the end of the day, Brenda talked me into the Rampage water ride. I looked around and we were the only ones on it...big clue.  Somehow all the water got me and I was drenched after the ride. Brenda talked me into staying on one more time, and again, I was the one who got drenched. Meanwhile, Brenda is having an awesome time.  During the ride I'm screaming and Brenda looks at me and says "You don't like water do you?" The water was freezing!!  The things I do for my sister.  When she asked me to go a third time, I looked at her, got off and went sloshing down the walkway to the nice warm dryers where $5.00 of heat did not go far.   We laughed and giggled and I guess the water ride was worth it. We had the most wonderful time together and we can't wait to go again next year!  I'm so glad we took pictures to remember our day by. Love you sis♥

Thursday, September 29, 2016

More Farm Life

Here are more pictures, capturing our farm life and days spent together.  Brenda finally did get some rest in, but not near enough.  

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Feeding Our Cows and Elk

Brenda was fascinated with farm life and followed me wherever I went.  Mostly, she wanted to capture me doing day to day things so she "could close her eyes and picture me in her mind."   I see farm life as a lot of hard work and well, pretty ordinary.  She sees my country life as something wonderful and sees beauty in the simplest of things.  Today was cow feeding day.  We feed them grain every couple of days and with Scott gone to China, the chores fall to me. Today, I pour the grain into their feeding trough and walk to the top of the hill, calling for them. Once they hear me, the cows run fast, but not as fast as me.  Ha!   We have 12 Black Angus.  After the cows are fed, our elk are waiting.  What a blessing to live on a farm in Tennessee.