I helped some friends get in the last of a late hay crop and also helped in getting in some corn. The ear corn was hauled to the stationary sheller that was set up and run through. Even with the severe drought in our area, this corn made about 90 bushels to the acre or so.
We've been enjoying turnips from the garden and some lettuce and spinach. The cooler weather has also caused us to keep the soup pot going. We've picked up a quarter of beef from the processor and stowed it in the freezer. The beef was part of one that we had purchased from a local raiser. To this, the boys and I plan to add a deer or two when the season opens. This is just a great time of year!
A friend just moved in a new kitchen stove into their house. Actually, his wife had located the stove and bought it a week or so ago. They moved it this week with the help of a brother and his sons. It is a Pioneer Princess that is only about three years old. The Pioneer Maid that it replaced had an oven that was just about baked out, so to speak, and the lady of the house had been on the lookout for a replacement. As you can see, this one is a dandy. Not only is this the family's cookstove, it is the source of heat for the winter.
|The new Princess|
|A tree sweater in Bloomington, IN|
|U.S. 50 in Illinois|