Monday, July 21, 2008

Amazing what rain can do




We got a good rain about 2 weeks ago, then another one last week while we were gone to Black Mesa Bible Camp, and wow how things grow!!!! (third pic. is the Great Dryland Corn Experiment, and the others are my milo)

The morning we were leaving for BMBC it started raining about 3 am. I had my granddad's RV camper and his pickup at the house because I was going to take it to stay in. So I got up right then and drove it to the highway and went to bed in the camper until 6:30 or so. Anyway it was a good thing I got it to the highway because it was pretty muddy that morning. I was a teacher and Amanda was a counselor. That week they had 9-13 year old kids. Lots of good singing and surprisingly good food.

They start with flag raising, before breakfast, then right to a bible class about 9 am. Then 10 am worship service, and another class from 11 am to noon. Lunch, rest period, testing over the morning's lessons at 2 pm, then team games and other activities at 3 pm. Supper at 6, another worship at 7:30, then snacks at 9 and bed at 10. So a pretty busy day all the way around.

The truck repairs ended up being pretty envolved and expensive. But I think it is fixed, and several related problems are fixed now. Now I need to get busy and get back on the road.

The roof on the house is done, need to do the garden shed now.

My Granddad Clark is doing very well after his surgery. He will go in for a check up Wednesday and they are hoping he will get the go-ahead to do more strenuous work. (He is supposed to do lots of resting but can't make himself do it.)

Saturday, July 5, 2008

High as an elephant's eye by the 4th of July



That is how big corn is supposed to be by this time of the year. My sweet corn is about chest high and tasseled all ready. Should have some fresh corn in a couple of weeks. I still can't remember at the right time to take a picture of the milo. It is looking really awesome with the showers we had the last couple of weeks. AND the price for fall contracted milo is $13 per 100 lbs. WOW!! That is 3 times what it was about 2 years ago. I am not sure the showers we had were enough to help my dryland corn experiment or not. We shall see. I am glad I only have 5 acres of that.

Amanda's Dad and Mom and Sister and Husband and Conner came down for a visit on the 4th. In the usual Lewis Crum tradition we cooked over an open fire. The food was good and we had a good time with all. We went and watched the Clovis fireworks display and it was really spectacular for a "mid size" town display. The Crum clan all commented that they thought it was better than the Amarillo show they watched last year.

Um, trucking, not much is going on except Dawson got a job at a cabinet shop, and the truck is going in the shop for a day or so for some repair work. Hope they get it fixed quick. In a nut shell it is getting fuel in the water. = injector leaking

Roof, been so busy with trucking and farming haven't worked on it in about a week. But it is half done. The second side will go a little quicker I think.

We are going to Black Mesa Bible camp the 14th - 19th.

My granddad Clark had heart surgery the 3rd to fix his irregular heartbeat problem. He is doing better but it is a slow recovery for the first few days.