Recent weather good for growing

If nothing else, the weather of late has been consistent–a couple of nice days, rain, then a couple of nice days, etc.
And despite the frustration of this weather, it has been good for growing!
We harvested two trials here at the Emo agricultural research station on July 12 for the first cut and were able to take a second cut already on Aug. 5.
It looks like we will have one other alfalfa trial that will be ready to harvest before the critical cutting date, then we will be on hold until after the middle of September.
I like to get things kind of “caught up” before I take the Emo Fair week off, but I’m not sure that will happen this year.
Our barley performance trial is ready to go but (there always seems to be a “but” this year) we are getting a plot combine.
This is very exciting, but it likely won’t arrive until Friday and I’m not sure that I will be able to learn how to use this machine in a day and still be able to harvest a trial.
They have been sending me lots of pictures of how things work and what we need to do to get ready, but until it arrives, there are a whole bunch of things that I’m not sure of.
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My boyfriend/partner had some family come down from Dryden for a visit. They brought their campers and we sort of over took the Little Pine campground.
It is a nice relaxing place to visit and close to home for all the family from here.
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I attended a couple of parties this past weekend! My good ol’ buddy Sheldon was married a few weeks back and we celebrated with him and Sarah on the riverbank in Stratton!
It was a beautiful party, with lots of family and friends and a gorgeous location.
I wish them the very best!
I also attended a 30th wedding anniversary for Heidi and Amos Brielmann. Hard to believe it’s 30 years for them–Heidi only looks like she is 40.
?They had a beautiful yard party and roasted a pig!
Nice company and a very nice evening. But since I had Maddie and Marlee with me, I didn’t get to stay out too late.
They enjoyed checking out the parties, but I have to really watch them since they both like to pick flowers and they don’t seem to notice that these are special planted flowers.
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Now, I have to concentrate on getting things ready for the Emo Fair next week.
I have a bunch of cattle that need a bath and haircut. I also need to sit down and see if I have any crafts I can enter and what I can plan to bake!
It seems hard to believe that fair time is near—this just means fall will be here way too soon!

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