We miss you Mom.
So Jayne took off for Portland last week. She's got things to do and people to see.
A whirlwind before she left:
Baby Eden turned ONE! And she quickly figured out what birthdays are all about.
The cub scouts toured brother Justin's farm. It was Jayne's idea... show these boys what a tractor actually does. What's a sprayer used for? A combine? A planter? A grain bin?
I don't know if any of it stuck, but they sure had fun playing with the big farm cat.
And then she was off, taking the baby with her. The easy one-year-old. (Ha Ha, you parents know that's a lie.)
I'm left with the three oldest. The little terrors.
Out feeding bees, I had another brush with the law. That's two in a month!
|"Makin' their way...The only way they know how."|
There's a good story behind this one. It involves bees, possums, mud and blood. But I can't give you the sordid details. This is a family blog. You'll have to use your im-ag-i-nat-ion.
Eventually, ever so slowly, we began to see something we haven't seen since, hmmm, let me see... September?
The bees responded in kind.
Life has returned to this godforsaken Ohio Country!
I have made it around to the bee yards delivering powdered protein.
Here's something I can hardly believe. I knew the bees were crazy over protein this time of year, but this is almost baffling:
Our palate for breakfast cereal...
... has become a bit more colorful. And I don't mean leafy green colorful.
But the laundry is still getting done. One enjoyable use of this rare Ohio sunshine.
We even got a little hiking in with aunt Becky.
Mason later told his teacher about the very scenic and buttfell hike.
Buttfell yes, but it wasn't much fun without you.
We miss you Mom.