We had an interesting Farmers Day this year but not all the Grandkids were in the Kiddie Parade. Two were in the parade," Flossie" and" Lil". I have added photos from their participation below.
"GrandMa" dressing the goat for "Flossie " to lead in the Kiddie Parade. "Flossie" and GrandMa walked the goat to town. Their story of the walk is quite a tale.
Just before the goat was dressed.
Walking in the parade.
"Flossie" won 1st place for "Best Dressed Pet"
"Lil" dressed her bike and herself up for the parade.
"Lil" won 1st place for best dressed bike. Look at that smile.
Two of the Grandkids were in the Main Parade and their photos are below.
Here is "Skeezix" holding the goat on the FFA float. This is his first year in FFA. The goat was able to get itself into both parades.
Not sure what group "Flossie" is with here in the main parade but she is handing out candy along with others in her group. She was able to make both parades.
Two of the Grandkids were able to ride Carl Kelley's ponies during the Farmers Day. Photos below are of them having the time of their lives. By the time he had opened up though my youngest Grandson "Bucky" had already left for the day. I so much wanted him to ride as well. I went to Farmers Day with a pocketful of ones so I could let them ride a lot.
We had callers this afternoon and had a nice visit with my brother, Patrick and his family. They had traveled to the area to attend a family reunion on his mother's side of the family and dropped in to visit a spell. Below is a photo taken as they were preparing to leave.
Patrick, Nancy and Sean.
I and my brother, Patrick.
Sean has his learner's permit and the parents are being brave and allowing the freedom to learn to drive. The short video below is the first time he has driven while leaving our house. Not bad.
I thought I was going to have a calm restful Father's Day. Got the morning chores done early and wasnt expecting anyone but that is not the way it worked. By the time the night was over I had all three of our children, their spouses and all eight grandchildren. The fresh corn was ready to pick and Glinda had prepared a pot of beans. So she was ready to feed them all on short notice. Didnt have quite enough meat so Brandan raided their freezer and brought some more up. Everyone had plenty and the fresh corn was awesome.
left to right, youngest son Jacob, oldest son Francis, Francis spouse Jenni, Jacob spouse Amanda and in background daughter Mitzi.
It was a hot day so Glinda got a sprinkler out for the grandkids to play in. The video below was taken of their frolicking fun.
It was sure great having all their at once on a pleasant day. IJK
We had so many cherries this year that there were two cherry picking days. The slide show above is my wife, granddaughter and sister-in-law picking on a Saturday evening following evening chores. The photos below were taken 8 days later on a Sunday morning. They are my friend Ed, my friend Ruth and her son Austin. After they finished picking the cherries Ruth had noticed all the mulberry trees around and they picked a bunch of mulberries as well. Some of the photos are of that and then they returned the following Tuesday to pick more mulberries around the edge of a hay field.
When they returned on Tuesday Ruth discovered this very unusual mulberry tree in the photo below.
You will notice that the berries are white and ripe. They seemed to taste sweeter than the regular purple mulberries. Now the question is how do we get a start of this tree to raise some more like it?
All in all a successful cherry and mulberry year even though it was a full month earlier than usual. Cheerily IJK