Arrived home on Monday morning, Aug. 1st, @ 4:00am. I don't think it has ever been SO GOOD to be home. As we began to look around though, we realized that much had happened in those six weeks we were gone.
The gardens were.....hardly visible underneath the mountains of weeds.
Our farm resembled a jungle more than a farm.
On top of all that, we had just spent 6 weeks out west, where "hot" is 75 degrees, with no humidity.
On Monday, Iowa was 100 degrees, with, well, lots of Iowa humidity.
To us, it seemed like....the amazon?
BUT....it was home, and that was wonderful!!
The wilderness. Our poor farm looked so much like twelve people had completely neglected it for 6 weeks.
weeds, weeds, and more weeds...
It usually gets worse...and then it gets better. Here's the worse....
....and here's the better!
This sight brings a smile to my face.
I was so excited to be home, that I woke up as soon as we drove in. (4:00am) There was no way I was gonna get back to sleep! So Allison & I got up and had three hours to tackle the work before the littles awoke. By 7:00am I had three loads of laundry on the line. SUCH a fulfilling feeling-this way to do laundry beats those western laundromats any day!
Fresh flowers...from OUR flowerbed....on OUR dining room table....and guess what? We don't have to worry about them falling over when we go around a curve!
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