Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Not for the Squeamish

I put this in a separate post partly because it has nothing to do with the other, but also because it may not be suitable for some children.

I wanted to post it, however, because this is just not something you see everyday, LOL!

This possum managed to get into our well house (how, we can't figure out), climb UP on the BREAKER BOX and electrocute himself. ??? His feet were wet from the dew outside on the grass. He wasn't full grown. This was the strangest thing (next to being chased by a "herd" of skunks) that I've ever witnessed. He "arched" all the way across....from his left front paw to his back right paw. Ewwwww!!!!!!!!!

Tonight we went to see Roo Girl at church camp (Arkansas Baptist Assembly Grounds in Siloam Springs). I took one of her friends to visit her (was a surprise). We normally stay for the worship service, but I had fought a headache all day and I've been to the services hour of screaming followed by a 30 minute sermon. Add to that the fact that it stormed right before worship and you are putting umpteen thousand wet, sweaty kids in an enclosed building for an hour and a half!!!

Most recently I've been trying to juggle the finances while hunting down the books we need for this fast approaching school year. This is quite time consuming. I've also been working out schedules/etc. OH! I've also been CANNING....very new for me. I've canned sweet pickles, piccalilli, and tonight it was "End of the Garden Pickles." I'm going to do salsa next and hopefully some spaghetti sauce as well. I've blanched and frozen quite a bit of green beans (thanks to a friend who went out of town and needed someone to pick her garden!). I still have squash and zucchini coming out my ears. The okra and corn are just starting to make. Hopefully I will have a good fall garden as well, although it's entirely new to me and I'm searching for foods I can plant and harvest in fall. Any suggestions? All advice welcome. :0)

The Ballerina finished her first baby quilt yesterday and is starting on an Americana pillow. These are items she will be showing in the fair.

Junior went to a goat workshop last night for 4H. Hopefully it will help her in showmanship with her goat, who is quite unruly.

The Benton County Fair is coming up soon and we are VERY BUSY trying to make sure we are ready. This is our first year to show and there's a lot more to it than you realize!!! I'll be entering some of my canned goods, too.

Roo Girl will be showing a goat as well, although she just has that natural touch with most any animal, so I'm sure she'll be great. Hope as many of you as can will come to the fair and watch! :0)

VBS is coming up next week...Sunday thru Thursday nights from 6:30-8:30 (I think). Cactus Canyon....YEEEHHAAAWWWW! That's pretty much par for our church, LOL. We are almost all farmers. We've got country attire and decor galore! Bring the kiddos if you can!

I'll post again soon.....haven't been remembering to take many pics! :0P


Mrs Smiley Joe said...

You are wearing me out, you busy girl!

Jerri Dalrymple said...

Trying to catch my breath....LOL!

Anonymous said...

I don't think I could do a week of VBS at night...what church? I did make it through the VBS week again this year the morning. We did Outrigger Island.