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Thursday, September 4th, 2014

September 4th, 2014

49 Years ago today Christine Bell said “I do” when asked if she would take Allan Green for her lawfully wedded husband, for better or worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health, to have and to hold, from that day forward.   Its a good thing she agreed to the details, because along with the better, the richer, and the healthy there has been plenty of worse, poorer, and sickness.  But, hold we have, to this day.  We’re going to try for a few more.

We continue to have a big surplus in milk, and – good news – Bonnie seems to be recovering from post-partum mastitis.  Of course, that just exacerbates the surplus problem, but I’m relieved that Bonnie seems to be getting back to normal.

Beth, Jen, and Mikal spent a lot of time up at East today digging potatoes.  Looking at our harvest, one could be discouraged – it is pitiful compared to other years, BUT from another perspective we actually got some potatoes to grow in rocky, miserable soil about only a few inches deep.  Beth says the fingerlings did better than the golds. [need potato pictures]

I spent a lot of time on the chain saw – I ground the bar flat, sharpened the chain, and was able to get all the wood cut up.  Sinica was working on the splitter and for a young fellow, did pretty well.

Tonight our anniversary celebration was attending the MST meeting at Ayr Mount.  The dinner was decent, conversation interesting, romance …. not so much.  Part of the problem was that it was raining, and with Chris’ injured knee the Eno riverwalk didn’t happen.  We’re going to try again Saturday evening.

Tomorrow is a big day:  Christopher’s state exam, meat handler’s inspection, Pioneer’s Class – and that’s just what we know.


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