It’s August and school is just around the corner. I can’t believe how fast the summer has gone by. Many families are trying to squeeze in one last summer trip before school starts. For our family, we were not able to find time away from the farm this summer. We had a late spring which delayed our crop planting. The delayed planting meant we got to the hay fields late and we are still there. Our summer has been hectic to say the least and we just now feel like we are getting caught up….almost.
We were hoping to steal a few days away from the farm this week before school started. Kevin was hoping to finish up with hay this week. We have one hay field left which is great news. The not so great news is that our cows started calving two days ago…..and they are early! This early calving has put an end to our idea of sneaking away for a few days with the kids for some fun in the sun.
The kids of course were disappointed but they understand we have to be here to help the cows if they have a difficult time delivering their calf. So instead of having fun in the sun away from the farm, we are trying to come up with ideas to have some fun in the sun on the farm!
The first thing on our “to do” list is to fish in our pond. And of course Conner won’t be happy doing that from the bank side like we normally do; he wants to get out in the middle of the pond (or ‘lake’ as he calls it) with the little boat and oars. That’s a typical little boy for you though. The next thing he wants to do is camp out in a tent, which will be pretty easy for mom and dad to do. (Our backs may be sore the next morning though from sleeping on the ground, we’re not as young as we once were.) And last but not least, the kids want to go on a trail ride through the woods. This means Kevin needs to fix the four-wheeler, just what he needed….another job!
Even though our kids won’t get to go on a trip this summer, we still hope to make some great memories for them right here at home before school starts next week. How does that old saying go? When the world gives you lemons make lemonade! We will definitely be having lemonade here this weekend!