Saturday, October 10, 2009

Autumn is here

The days are getting shorter, the weather is getting colder. Summer is officially gone for the year. (like we had much of one anyhow) This morning it was 34 degrees and windy. Our lawn is littered with dying yellow leaves from the maple trees. The dirty rotten weatherman has already mentioned the four letter S word, for as soon as Monday.

Work has been extremely busy for the last couple of months, with me putting in between 48 and 56 hours each week. I love the paychecks but the body isn't much liking it. We have gotten several new customers, mostly from overseas, and they are ordering huge amounts of product. Which makes me feel a lot more secure with my job. I have been bounced around to a few different areas of the plant to help cover the influx of orders, which makes each day a surprise, because I never know where I'll end up. Then it's back to my own area, trying to catch up, because no was else was doing my job while I was away helping others.

Daughter finished up her ob clinical and did very, very well. Now it's on to med/surg. Should be interesting to see what they let student nurses do there :D

We picked up a couple more steers, one Hereford and one red Angus. Got them for a song. Beef market sucks the big one, right now. It's a buyers market, but definitely not a sellers one. The hog we raised was taken in last Tuesday and should be back soon. The butcher said he looked terrific :D Can't wait to have fresh ham steak for breakfast (yum, yum, yum) The best thing about raising your own meat is you know what they ate, and how old they are. No stinky pork that you know is from an old hog, and no tasteless beef that was sure to have come from a dairy cow past it's prime.

Stay warm out there.


John D. said...

Yup, summer's definitely history. I covered my pool yesterday, not that we used it that much anyway. Maybe we'll have a summer next year.

Easily Lost said...

We can sure hope, because this one was a wash as far as I am concerned.