I'm not sure where summer has gone but it's flying by. Last weekend Karl & I gave shots to all of our new baby pigs. We didn't have time in the day sort the rest of guilts and barrows into seperate pens (brothers helped do half the shed when they came in) so we enlisted the help of willing niece & newphews! I didn't have to take off work so I was very thankful for them :) When I asked Karl how it went he said "I actually think they can sort them faster than I can b/c they are closer to the pigs (shorter) and can see their back-ends better!" :) It took 3-4 hours, 2 gate lockers dropped in the pit, and 1 patient uncle but they got it done! Big thanks to their moms for letting us borrow them during a busy fair week, and grandma for lunch & showers afterwards.
(left to right) Beth, Mark, Matt, Rachel. Matt & his brother Mark started training this spring for a triathlon. Rachel found out that there was a half-marathon option so she and her mother in law started training for that. They all finished and can say they've done it. Matt & Mark will be doing the Hy-Vee triathlon this fall....as for Rachel, she's going to stick w/ her 5k's...much more time & body manageable for a mommy of two.
Who doesn't love to see a wet deck?! It's finally rained Sunday afternoon. We didn't get much but we are thankful for anything!!
Karl took this picture from the top of the feed bins at the hogshed....watching the storm come in. Unfortunately we didn't get any rain out of the storm but it was a pretty cool picture.
Lips & Mustaches was the theme. We are so happy for Joslin. She truly found the man of her dreams and he's so perfect for her! Karl & I talked the whole way home about how fun the party was and how we couldn't be happier for them! The things we (Jos/Tom, Karl/I) have in common :
- Completely gutted an old house and redid it... it looks AMAZING
- Raise hogs (close to their house as well ;) )
- Getting married the end of October
- One person of the couple is a twin
- Girls = Blonde hair-blue eyes
- Boys = Super cute smiles
- Farm boys/Girls
- Being awesome in general....oh wait, did I say that outloud?! :)