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Baymule

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What company from CT?

At least y'all are getting caught up on hay. We are in drought, I electro netted the front yard for the sheep to graze. They have another day of grazing, then it's dry lot time. It was interesting yesterday, traffic on the highway didn't faze those sheep one bit. A couple of mobile hoes went by, 18 wheelers, garbage trucks, oversized load, they ignored it all and ate that grass! LOL
 

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My DS's godmother, her daughter and husband. They are going to Cass WVa to ride on the steam engine train, that was originally used to haul logs off the mountain when it was logged. M was my mom's friend and was in 4-H with her, then I moved right up near her after getting married, in CT and we were more friends than the age difference would make you think. Her daughter was named after me when she had her years earlier... then her daughter was Michael's babysitter when I had him.... we had horses, and M's family had a dairy and when they sold out, they had kept some heifers and we kept and milked one for several years for "house milk"....
A year or 2 ago something happened and J (daughter) lost most of her sight, and I think that it is getting worse... She is about 10-12 years older than DS and her husband just retired. He worked his families dairy for awhile.... lots of family politics, BS, and then he went to work for their town DOT so he and DS have alot incommon. Great guy. They raised 3 kids, and have one new grandchild now... M and J have often come down this way to go visit an old family friend in NC before he passed, and to visit other friends that also "migrated " to Va. There is a niece that now lives with her husband in southwest Va....
Anyway, this trip was a planned one for J and C (husband) and he invited his MIL to come... they get along great. So they will be here this afternoon and part of tomorrow then go to Cass WV and stay there... I think the train ride is on Friday or Sat.... It is a 6 hour thing to the top of the mountain... I have been a couple times.

So, I am up, ate some eggs, going to get feed and do the cow and then come home and do some straightening in the LR and such but with all the boxes from my stuff, then the stuff from our first trip up to parents when we came home with the cattle trailer full of stuff... there is not much to making it decent at this point. Not going to sweat it, they are not judgemental and don't come to see my house...

Have one he// of a headache... too many hours in the sun and all on the tractor for the last few days.

Gotta get going.
 

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Can DS install a fold up step on that tractor? If not, you may want to get a mounting block that can be pulled up onto tractor with you -- something along the lines of horse mounting.
Check at Camping World or online for folding steps for campers. They telescope out and then telescope back up to the bottom of the camper and have a lock for traveling. They bolt on and adjust for the height you need. You could tie a rope to the bottom to pull it up. We installed one on our Lance camper since the step was too high off the ground on our 4WD truck. Or get a lightweight stool and tie a thin rope or cord around it so you can haul it onto the tractor after getting into the tractor. I did that with DS2's ginormously high truck when we used it to go to Texas last winter. Used my fold up plastic stool with a hay rope tied onto it. Came in very handy or getting into the truck bed too. Then got home and DS1 told me that the truck had a pull-out step in the back bumper for getting into the truck bed! DH said "Oh yes, I forgot about that step" after watching me struggle into the truck bed the whole trip! :smack
 

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I love African Violets. Mother used to buy them, raised them, and then gifted. I had a bunch when I was younger. Fluffy ruffles, and more.

Two years ago, at my Dr's office, there were five spectacular violets growing on the countertops, under artificial lights. I asked if I could PLEASE take two leaves. SURE! No problem.

They now are small plants. After I move, I'll get them separated and potted up in some violet pots I got at Goodwill.

Take photos for me! Enjoy the company today.
 

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Hot, tired.... it has been very "warm" 93, was high, and getting more humid all day. Radar shows it is coming down from the north and has mostly been staying to the east of us, but it looks like it will get here around 8-9 p.m.. Talked to the friends as I thought they would be here by 4 or 5... They ran into horrible pouring rain, 20 mph on the interstate, fog.... NOT FUN. They were up near Winchester... 100 + miles north at 5 ... so another 2 hrs from here. Well, it will be about an hour now, since it is now after 6. They said it was starting to rain REAL HARD there when we were on the phone.

Did what I was going to do in the house... going out to the garden for a few minutes and maybe trying to put more straw down around the potatoes. I'm still all sweaty so may as well. It is still 88 at 6 p.m. Pretty hot for here.
 

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Worked out in the garden and got the straw up around the potato plants. Then went and got the cow in and friends called. We decided to get together for supper... they had a horrible trip down with the hard rains and fog.... LONG day for them. So, I came home, washed face and hands, changed shirt and then went to meet them... about 4 miles from the house. DS came and met up with us... he had been at work. Long day for him also.
Torrential rains north and east of us. It got windy here and then it passed just east again. Ate and talked alot, then C was needing to go back to room to stretch out his back which really was hurting from the LONG nerve racking drive.... Nearly 10 hours when we can do it in about 7-8 ... due to the rain and fog.
So we went back to the motel.... I went with M and daughter J to M's room and we talked another hour or so. Then let them get some sleep and came home. It has started some rain, lots of thunder and some lightning.... but doesn't seem to be alot of rain in it. Will see what happens by morning. Radar is showing some more rain but it seems to be breaking up and this area may be missing out on some of the rain. I think there is chances of rain for several days so I can hope we will get some decent rain without getting any damaging downpours or anything like that.

We are going to get together in the morning.... they are going to call after 8... "breakfast at motel", so that is fine. I will get cow in and do her before and then see what the weather looks like. DS said he can get away from work for awhile also.

I need a shower and get some sleep.
 

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Our weather has had dramatic differences within just relatively short distances. All from the same huge "system" moving along. Rains varying 1/2" to 3". Heavy winds to none. Plus it's moving north to south in odd way, more than the easterly norm. I did not get the thunder and winds but did get a decent rain....meaning slower and soaking.
Needed that! Scattereds here today, clearing out mid to late afternoon. The weather map showed this system from you all the way to me at same time! Big !
 
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