Tracy got his very own "ATV"--we saw this and couldn't resist getting it for him! He took to it right away. :)
Things have slowed down considerably here, since it's cooled down, not much is producing. The tomatoes now taste bland, a step up from store-bought. (bleh!) I still have carrots and onions to harvest, but am letting them grow until we do get a frost or freeze.
It's been nice to slow down and just relax some! Daisy has decided she likes the wheat I've planted out in the pasture (winter grazing). I put the 7 pullets in with the two hens in the chicken coop/run, and the hens are molting, so no eggs for now. The 8 roosters are still in the chicken tractor, growing more and will be processed soon. :) I'll keep one to put in with the hens, I've got one picked out that isn't the dominate one.
Kyle is at training, at least he's in-state this time. Jared called the other day and I got to talk to him briefly, sure was good to hear his voice. DIL sent me this snapshot of them video chatting, it's the first time I've "seen" him for awhile:
As for time off for either of the boys, not sure how that will go for the Holidays. I'm sure Thanksgiving is out (usually is) and Christmas is still up in the air for now. No matter, we can celebrate late or early, whatever works out. I just roll with the flow and don't get too excited about it, doesn't do me any good to get fretful! ;)
Went with Pat last weekend to sight in his gun, sure was pretty where we were (only a few miles from here). Saw plenty of deer tracks and I've been hearing lots of coyotes, even at 8:30 in the morning. There's lots of them out there..... :(
And that's the quick update for now. I'm glad things are a bit "boring" around here for now, it's kind of nice.
Quick shout-out to Omaha Dave: I know y'all have gotten hammered plenty of times with storms this year....there are some years like that. I'm just grateful that some have extras to sell/share! Putting something up is better than nothing.
I'm bummed for you your Grandson isn't staying with you, I got a lump in my throat when you first said anything. Amazing how we get used to so-n-so being around, and it's weird when they're not underfoot anymore. He'll eventually realize the awesome times he's had with you, and I sure hope he gets to talk to you now and then. ((HUGS))