*Our weeds had grown . . . ALOT . . . it's amazing what happens when you give them a week! Wow! So I picked some weeds, and we had mowing to do!
*This past week we also lost three of our meat chickens . . . it has just been too HOT! The weather men said today is the 22nd day in a row we have had 100 plus degree temperatures! Apparently the typical number for three digit temperatures around here is about three over the course of a summer! The other thirty birdies are doing great! Wow! They are getting so BIG! Just a few more weeks until it's time to butcher 'em!
*Skyler decided to paint the tractor. It's just an old tractor he uses to brush hog, but he wanted to prevent it from rusting . . . and I think there is just something guys like about dressing up their vehicles! He painted the wheels and even added a racing stripe down the middle! :) (NOTE: He just painted the grill gray tonight! We both agree it looks nice that way! More pics to come of the paint update! :))
* Skyler spent alot of time at working at the school (he switched schools this year, so he is getting his lessons all ready), and I spent some time giving baton lessons and teaching Zumba. I set up a facebook page for my Zumba ladies, and anyone else interested in getting healthy (read food) recipes, and fitness tips! If you are interested check out "ShAke it off! Fitness 'N ZuMbA w/Megan" on facebook! In addition, I cleaned up around the house, and tried to get all caught up on the laundry. I made pizza dough for the first time (you can find the recipe a few posts back), and I tried to make my wheat bread recipe in the bread maker, but it didn't work out! I was afraid that might happen, but decided to give it a try anyway!
* We visited our friends Kenda and Houston over at Giles Ranch, and picked up seven more laying hens! Skyler made a sign for me to paint that will tell passer-bys when we have eggs and when we don't (hopefully more to come on that this week)!
* Thursday we went to a Springfield Cardinals game (minor league)! Woo Hoo, so fun! We rode the motorcycle though, and WOW! I think there comes a point when it is just TOO hot to ride the motorcycle! We had a good time though, and our team won!
* Last and probably my very least favorite thing of the week . . . Skyler came across another big black snake (this is number 3)! I suppose that is really not too bad, but yuck, yuck, yuck! The funniest part is, we had just been talking about how we hadn't seen any for awhile!
Well, that's what's been going on around our homestead! How about your homestead?
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