I must apologize for my infrequency in my posting lately. It seems like I have the best intentions of sitting down and writing, but then I get distracted by all things baby on the internet. By all things baby, I mean… looking for a rug for our nursery, or hunting on Pinterest for different lists of things that a baby might need, or even just spacing out on Pinterest looking at recipes.. that involve zucchini, because let’s get real here people. My garden went CRAZY with zucchini- that was pretty much the only successful thing I could get to produce to satisfaction. (I had also planted cucumbers with good intention, the weeds got away from me and I thought swallowed our cucumber plants whole, Andrew went hunting in our garden forest and actually FOUND my cucumbers- a little ripe, but they’ll do!) OOFTA- sorry, little bit of a run on there.
So anyway, to catch you up on what’s been happening in life and on the farm..
Andrew planted a few acres of sweetcorn this year- just to see what that would be like. We’re (Andrew, MIL, FIL, and BIL) are finding out it’s a lot of work. (I luck out and don’t have to help much because I have to go to my day job/get too hot in this hot and humid weather we’ve been having while i’m 25 weeks into growing a watermelon.) Andrew only has time to sell it at our local produce auction- so it doesn’t bring as much as it would at a stand in town, but it works for us. We’re enjoying having the sweetcorn to eat and freeze anyway. :)
Along with being busy with the sweetcorn, Andrew has his daily work on top of it all. Choring, grinding feed, selling hogs, making fence for our cows, and tending to the crops when needed.
Like I mentioned a little bit above.. I’m 25 weeks pregnant already. How did that happen? Every day things are feeling more and more like I’m pregnant. It’s getting harder to get away with bending down, sleeping, stay on my feet for long periods of time, and let’s not forget going to the bathroom about once every hour. I actually compared my growing belly with a watermelon this week.
Slowly but surely, things are starting to come together for the baby’s arrival. My grandparents gifted us (baby) our first car seat and had it shipped to our house- You have NO IDEA how excited I was about the car seat. What a weird thing to be excited about..
I have a few showers coming up within the month of August, my birthday, the Iowa State Fair, Andrew’s sisters coming to visit and a trade show for work. I have a feeling August is going to fly by faster than July. So ready or not, baby is going to be here before we know it! We’ve been praying for the safe arrival of the baby, and I’m also hoping that it’ll come right when it’s supposed to- because any earlier we’ll be running into harvest on the farm. It’s not a huge deal- we would obviously work around it and make it work, but.. it would be nice to just have that finished up by then!
So anyway, that’s what’s been going on around here. Hope you all are having an awesome summer!
Love to all-Nicole