In July my husband travelled to S. Africa, England and Spain. He made it fun for the kids and me by setting us up in a wonderful hotel near the airport. So we could be with him the last few hours before heading to the airport.
Garrett loves the pool at the hotel.
Jessica and Garrett swam the most this time.
On the drive home a funny thing happened. We went in to McDonald's and I ordered a coffee. The lady asked me if I wanted the "Senior Discount." I was sort of shocked and dismayed. Do I really look like I should be getting the senior discount? I had to laugh and say that I didn't deserve it yet. I try to keep meals simple when my husband is gone. The kids love it and it's easy for me. This is left over shredded beef, corn from the can, with peas and raspberries from the garden. Now that the kids are older, I really depend on them. Harrison is a huge help to me by mowing, locking up the barns, keeping the cars washed and going to work on the combine (during the summer).
He rode his bike to work each day for the exercise because sitting in the combine ten hours does not offer much of this.
For fun I found the kids trying to fry an egg on the asphalt.
Sadly, it just wasn't quite hot enough. The kids had fun trying though.
I appreciate the help the children are to me now. Every day they got out and weeded the garden
and helped me pick peas, raspberries, beans or whatever was growing. Victoria picking peas. Jessica and Garrett helped me pick the raspberries.
One night after work Harrison informed me that one of our turkeys was suffering with a broken leg. He told me he'd go out and shoot it for me.
I was concerned that it still had the head on and wondered if it had bled enough. He told me he shot it just right in the juggler vein and it did bleed a lot. He then strung it up upside down, for me in the barn over night.
The next morning I got up at 6:00 am and started a pot of boiling water out on the barbecue.
Believe it or not this former city dweller, cut this turkey up, removed the feathers, cooked it, and served it that day to my children after church. My husband was amazed and proud of Harrison and of me when we told him what happened. "The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles." Psalms 34:17"