Still more photos from our trip to Dufur Oregon for their annual threshing bee. A crew headed out to the fields in large horse driven hay wagons and brought in the small shocks or grain. the lower photo is of a gentleman feeding these bundles into the thresher. The upper photo is the chaff spewing from the thresher and on the opposite side of the thresher burlap bags are being filled with grain which will then be hand sewn shut.

At home we are still anxiously waiting for tomatoes to ripen. Fall is drawing near as I can hear crickets chirping in the warm afternoons and we haven’t even tasted our first vine ripened tomato! We have had a very mild summer, more so than what is the norm here in Pacific Northwest Oregon. The summer rains have made many grumpy as rain, rain and more rain is what we have most of the year, but it sure keeps our forests less suseptible to wild fire. Our little farm is nestled in the foothills of the coast range and of course very treed. A few dampening summer rains are welcome here. We are trying to wrap up summer chores. We have hay and alfalfa put up in the barn. All our wood split and stacked. We will check fencing and make any repairs and make sure the electric part of it is working properly. oops we haven’t picked up some straw for bedding yet. I am thankful hubby and I are still able bodied, although much slower in pace, to flow with this rhythm of life the Lord has blessed us with as we aspire to lead ” quiet and peacable lives in all godliness and reverence.”(1Tim 2:2)

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Posted by Anonymous
Just wanted to stop in and say hi. I came here from Ali’s blog on Homeschool blogger. I have one there also. It has been nice visiting. Welcome to the blog world. I hope to be able to stop by again soon. I love country living.
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Hi beety, i love the website and your insightful stories. Great pictures too!! Have a wonderful week. Need a pic to Gus love ya cinny

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