Saturday, May 27, 2017

Roofing Day

Our roof is an ongoing project and one day it will be totally done.  Scott and Ethan (and Randy helped some too) spent the day finishing up the side of our roof.  We still have the trim around the whole edge and the snow guard to put on before winter.  Sure appreciate your help men. 

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Last Day of School

School's out for summer.  The halls are filled with desks in preparation of stripping and waxing over the summer.  Goodbyes are both exciting and sad for students and teachers alike. This was a great school year and one of my dear students (below) will be off to a new school. I love seeing the kids progress and mature from 3rd to 5th grades.  It's time for me to say goodbye too as I'll be back at Central Office full time over our department.  Below is a picture of our clinic being repainted to a light gray for the new year. So long Hawkins Elementary!

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Catherine's Wheel Afghan

My winter project is done, a Catherine's Wheel Afghan. I worked on it all winter, crocheting each evening. Ethan kept admiring it when he was home and asked about it when we talked on the phone. I gave it to him and he is delighted to have this keepsake♥

Saturday, May 20, 2017

New York Bound

Scott and Ethan left for a quick trip to New York to check on Mom and Dad.  His mom fell and broke her humerus (upper right arm) several days ago. She is okay and home, but her arm is in a sling and she's in quite a bit of pain.  Scott took a blueberry bush up with him also, knowing his dad's love of blueberries. While there, Scott and his dad made plans to lay Uncle Bill to rest at a special vet cemetery.  The service will be held later this summer.  Ethan spent his day taking Grandma to her Dr. surgery needed. 

Friday, May 19, 2017

Lost Tow Rope Found

Do you remember that special tow rope Scott made a couple months back?  Well, our small bull had gotten out of the fence a while back and Scott used the rope to try and capture him.  We finally got the bull home, but the rope was lost in their pasture somewhere.  Today,  Ethan and Scott went looking for it and found it! 

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Hay Bales

Ethan has been home on school break, helping around the farm.  He is the best helper, never complaining and no one works the baler like Ethan. The baler worked fantastic, spitting out the bales with not one breaking.  We also baled our alfalfa field.  You are so appreciated Ethan! 

Monday, May 15, 2017


Our poppies bloom every May.  I took this picture on Scott and Charles' birthday, knowing they both enjoy the flowers. Charles is in Cookeville this year and Scott was out of town.  Happy Birthday Men! Miss you and love you.    

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Mother's Day

Mother's Day turned out special after all.  Randy and Charles were out of town and Ethan, who was home on college break, was spending the night with his buddy.  I was feeling a little sorry for myself that none of our men would be in church with me on this special day.  Scott and I were late for SS class, talking with the greeters upstairs.   We finally headed downstairs and there in our class was Randy with a bouquet of wild flowers in his hand. He had driven back from Cookeville late the previous night, woke up early, stopping to pick wild flowers along the road and even wrapping them with his dental floss! We hugged and I started crying at the gift he had given me....him. After church, Ethan, Randy, Scott and I headed over to Jenna's for the afternoon, visiting with our dear friends, the Fugates. They have a huge pond (or should I say mini lake) and Randy ended up  rappelling into the water with Jaxson, their 4 year old son.  We had the most enjoyable afternoon.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

ERBC RogVegas Day

Today was our annual ERBC RogVegas day, where our church serves our community. We had four groups of service: painting our local Boys and Girls Club, mowing and yard crew, park outreach and visiting our local nursing home. Our group visited the nursing home, spending the day loving on the residents, delivering each one a new pair of socks and a card made by our children. We split up in groups and I partnered with my dear friend, Susan. We had such a special day visiting with the residents, hearing their life stories that we'll always remember, and praying with them. We asked if there was anything we could do for them and one special resident drew us a picture of clothes and a plastic pull out drawer she had wanted. Off to Walmart we went and wasn't she tickled when we came back with her items.  Her smile lit up the room.  We also bought lunch for the staff, showing them our appreciation for their job well  done. We were so blessed by these sweet residents and God's blessings were overflowing! Below are pictures of our day ♥

Cows to the Auction

Scott took two of our cows to the  Farmer's Livestock Market in Greeneville  this morning.  He had quite the time loading them into the trailer as they refused to go in. Our neighbor, Steve, came over to give us a hand. All worked out well and Scott headed to the auction.  

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Strawberries are Here

Martins called  to say their strawberries were in. I had ordered 6 flats.  In less than two hours I had them all capped, bagged and in the freezer for us to enjoy throughout the year.