RAGBRAI started today with 15,000 riders in 90 degree heat. Roy, Joe and several of Joe’s staff members are riding several days. Here’s Day 1. This event has been taking place in Iowa since 1973.
Regular readers of this blog might recognize the name Tanya T. from Houston and yesterday she and her husband Lee stopped by the farm on their Midwestern road trip. She brought all the Country Threads books she owns for me to sign – we had to sit outside in the shade because both are allergic to cats and dogs. Can you imagine? I just can’t and from my point of view it would be one of the worst things that could happen to me!
I am thankful I have no allergies. We talked about the very tall corn so I went across the road and stood in the field.
“The corn is as high as an elephant’s eye and it looks like it’s climbing right up to the sky!” Sing along with me!
As soon as I get a picture I’m happy with of my succulent garden I’m going to have it blown up to poster size and framed so I can enjoy it in the winter.
The fair starts next week and I’m loaning quilts to hang for display only in the textile/gardening open show building. It’s only going to be 95 degrees or so the day we have to hang them. Ugh.
Wish I could haul this planter to the show – it’s never been this pretty!