Project 365 #28 July 9-15, 2014

Another busy week around here!  Our crew has finished up in Nebraska and is on the move to South Dakota.  This must have been God’s intended plan all along, yet we still feel like we are in control.  We are blessed with an amazing crew this year.  We have managed to stay home most of the summer while the crew has harvested without any glitches.  Some of our crops needed to be re-sprayed but the task is now complete.  We will be heading south just in time for the 100°F+ temps!  Here are some of this weeks captures….

Flax Field in North Dakota

The boys and Chevy took a walk through our flax field as it was starting to bloom.  I’m so happy to be home for the bloom!  It is so pretty in the morning.

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Mick was out spraying beans at the end of the day.  It stays light here until close to 11 pm.  I believe this was around 10:30.

Hannah, North Dakota

We took a quick flight at the end of the day to check some fields.  It has been very hazy lately.  This is an aerial of Hannah, ND.

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We checked our sweet corn to see how it was coming along.  We grew 3 varieties in a patch by our yard.  It could use a little rain this week.  The temps are forecast to be 90°+F next week.

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Brett and I went for a ride to watch the sunset.  I think the temp was down to 45°F!  I thought it would be one of those sunsets that the entire sky would turn pink and purple the way the clouds were looking, but this was it. Sad smile

Aerial spraying fungicide on flax in North Dakota

Our flax was sprayed with fungicide today.  Fungicide can help with diseases and other ailments that lead to reduced yield, defoliation and premature ripening.  It was a perfect day for spraying!  It is so amazing to watch these guys in action.

North Dakota Sunset

Another aerial sunset from the week.

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Project 365 #27 July 2-July 8, 2014

This week was slower than we’ve been accustomed to lately.  The crew had a good week harvesting in Kansas with little rain delays.  They were able to get moved to Nebraska without any issues.  Mick and I were home with the kids while he sprayed our crops.  We didn’t have many rain delays at home either.  We will be heading out soon to join the crew.  Our flax is starting to bloom and soon will be a fields of purple flowers.  Here are my captures for the week…

Aerial Spraying

The kids love watching planes.  I pulled over for them to watch as this field was sprayed on our way to town.

Moose in North Dakota

We spotted a handsome moose having supper along the road on our way home.  This is probably the closest I’ve been to one.  The boys loved watching him.

Fireworks

Our friend hosts a potluck for the community every year on the 4th, followed by fireworks donated by the community.  The boys and I went while Mick sprayed our beans.  He was able to stop by for supper and then come back later for fireworks.  The boys had fun but were very tired and ready to go home.

Lightning

July 5th we had God’s fireworks.  We were lucky and didn’t have any damage, however there was baseball size hail in the area and some farmers crops were completely wiped out.

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Our granddaughter, Mollie-Jayne was out for a visit on a muggy day.

North Dakota Sunset

Peaches went for a walk with me, more like a hunt for her.  She’s a great hunter and loves watching the sunset with me.

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Mick and the boys used the lift to clean gutters on our house.  Brett had lots of fun, but I think dad did too!

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Catch The Moment Week #26

This week went a little slower than the previous week – finally!  The guys are down in Kansas trying to cut wheat, but were shut down due to rain.  They did 80 acres in one week due to rain.  We were also shut down spraying at home due to rain.  It was a pretty rough week too.  We had to say goodbye to our little sheltie, Sadie on Wednesday.  We’ve had a lot of deaths in our family, but our boys were younger and didn’t fully understand.  We’ve let them lead us for answers to questions.  Each day something new comes up, but it seems like they are grasping it.  We brought Sadie with us everywhere, she was my sidekick.  Her death has left us with broken hearts.  Here are my captures from the week….

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This was out the window from the Mayo main clinic in Rochester.  Rochester Fest was happening all week so we went down to check it out.  There were many food vendors and a stage for entertainment.  I had a gyro and the boys all had corn dogs.

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The kids had a fun time playing on the floor just before bed.

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Mick finished rolling our beans on Friday.

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Our peonies in bloom!  I haven’t seen them bloom for 3 years since we are usually gone.  They were bigger than I remember, but I usually get them fertilized in the spring and fall.

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Our 1st bloom on the pepper plants!

AKC Shetland Sheepdog AKA: Sheltie

My sweet sheltie, Sadie.  We were out watching the sunset.  She died the next day.

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Max was the only one who enjoyed the rain.

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