church-everything is closed. We received 6 to 8 inches but further
west is 18 to 24 inches. That will be bad for livestock. So
we stayed in the house. Read, played games, did book work. Marit
practiced the piano. Layton caught up on sleep!!! So did the
rest of us.
No school tomorrow!!!
was purchased in a slave auction so today he went to friend's
feedlot to clean snow out of the feedbunks. Those folks lost
30 head of cattle. We are hearing that our local feedlot lost
1000 to 1400 head. All of southwest Kansas will be very hard
from Poland on the fax machine. Plans are coming together but
I have a lot to do yet. Like clean house!! Figure out our travel
drove to Denver to catch a flight for California where he will
attend a tortilla convention meeting. He is representing a farm
co-op that will make tortilla flour.
No school for Marit due to conferences. She is doing very well.
Louise worked on the 4-H program book for the next year. Getting
ready for the big trip. We leave on November 2.
and Marit worked on the boo bash house . It will be terrific!!
A friend of ours was in the hospital so we visited her. Another
fax from Poland telling us the schedule. There is still some
snow left but most has melted. There is now word that maybe
50,000 head of cattle died in this storm. Difficult to imagine
that many. Our yard is very muddy!!!
football game of the year is today with Ness City. And the Milo
is standing in mud!!! We have about 200 acres left.
packing for the trip to Poland, I made a special witches brew
for Marit's 2nd grade Halloween party plus some party favors.
She is so excited to put on her costume, go trick or treating,
and then go through the Dighton Boo Bash spook house!
Vance returned late last night from the tortilla convention
in California. He's on the phone returning calls, making arrangements
for our identity preserved wheat to be picked up by truck while
we are gone. Lots of work to get ready to go!
The Milo is still standing in spite of the wind and weather.
Now the ground is too soggy. The combines would get stuck. Still
we hope they find a dry place today.
Great news--the cutter is cutting at least one field. The party
was fun and the spook house fantastic. Marit was an angel with
lovely white wings. Layton used his amplifier with microphone
to be the real spook in the spook house. It was very effective.
is the day we leave. Marit helped me clean house--getting ready
for the grandparents who will stay with the kids. Then off I
went to Garden City when I realized that Vance needed another
pair of slacks and I needed better walking shoes. I ended up
with 3 new pair! And slacks for Vance.
Wrote lots of lists of directions and phone numbers. The grandparents
arrived and to my surprise so did Cole and Tanner. Guess they
thought they had better see us off in case we did not come back
!! Great to see them. We enjoyed a family dinner.
One large Milo field left plus some ponds to cut.