Knolltop Farm Wife

Welcome to my blog! I'm a wife, mother of four and a self-employed freelance writer. I live on a dairy farm with my family and I enjoy sharing our life with family, friends and anyone else who wants to visit the farm. There's no telling what the I will write about from day to day, but hopefully you'll be enriched when you stop by! Have a wonderfully blessed day!

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Heritage Day 2007

Yesterday was a beautiful day for a celebration and that's what we did in town was celebrate our heritage with a parade, flea market, tractor pulls, outhouse races, tractor races and Bossie Bingo.

The streets were blocked off in our little town, well, just the main part of one street, and we had a grand time visiting with friends and neighbors. Our 4-H group had a bake sale, but competing with four other bake sales didn't prove profitable. We made a little money...but we had more fun visiting and eating our profits.

After the bake sale, we moved over to Bossie Bingo and waited for the heifer...supplied by us... to make a cow pie on a square. The local FFA chapter sold squares and whatever square she plopped in was the winning square.

While waiting for her, we had a picnic lunch with my parents under some pine trees. It was a wonderful day for a picnic. When Lucy the heifer finally named a winner, we took her home and came back in to watch the antique tractor pulls. I watched atop an Oliver Super 88 Diesel that had just been repainted by our neighbor who is crazy about Olivers and is a craftsman with a sandblaster and tractor paint. He is also our resident mechanic...we just love him. We watched til we had to come home to milk cows.

Unfortunately we all came home in one vehicle because none of our tractors made it up to the tractor show. JW was at a judging workout and couldn't take his up....the chicken chaser was missing a part and couldn't go up....and Luke's, the one that had spent the day working in the hayfield the day before...just quit and refused to go! Needless to say that was a huge disappointment to all of us. But we managed to enjoy the day dispite our tractor grief.

Today it has been raining most of the day! We're so thankful for that! It's been a great day for napping and that's what I just got done doing!

Now I've got to go fry up some Green Fried Tomatoes for Sunday dinner..more later.