Labor Day!!

Labor Day seems to mark the end of summer, but I always think of it as mid-harvest. With much to do on the farm, we sometimes forget that we ever have any fun. Just this evening, my hubby was mentioning some of the fun things we did get to do this summer. We took four of our local grandkids to see some hot air balloons. We spent an afternoon at our local park watching The Great Race pass through our little town. We visited the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan (see post about the Brews and Blues dinner). We visited our youngest daughter and her family in Illinois. They are having a terrible drought there  and the corn is dead and brown, but little Addie is growing like a weed.  We visited several parks and botanical gardens while we were there. We headed East and spent an afternoon at the Indiana State Fair before stopping in Ohio to visit our middle daughter’s family. In addition to  meeting our new granddaughter, we also got to spend several fun days with our grandsons. We attended a fair, where the boys enjoyed riding the rides. We did some hiking and had an impromptu picnic when we found a little shop selling local free range turkey.  This week has been VERY busy and I spent the weekend picking tomatoes and digging potatoes and keeping our other local granddaughter while her folks worked. Kent spent many hard hours putting a new roof on our big chicken coop. We finished that up on Sunday afternoon. Today was Labor Day and we spent a lovely afternoon at Lake Wilhelm. The fish weren’t biting but the weather was perfect for just sitting in a chair and doing nothing.

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