Wednesday, 7-15-2020

Sam and the kids came out to play today – Sam helps me with jobs I need to do and the kids drive the golf cart. What’s not to like?

So today I wanted to hang a flag on an old dead tree in the backyard. I hate heights and don’t like climbing ladders. So – Aidan, age 10, said he’d climb up. The minute the ladder leaned against the tree, it shook! Yikes!

What a good sport! But after the first nail, we had to move the ladder and then I got too afraid and said that was it.

Bad picture – I cut Aidan off – the one hanging the flag. It got hung on one nail and now I’ll have Rick take me over to the tree in the loader. Ivy helped! Sam is holding the ladder.

Oh, we laughed! I always have a project to do that needs more than one person – luckily I have Sam every Wednesday. Tomorrow Ivy is coming to spend the day while Sam and family help grandma move to a condo. Hmmmm….what shall we do next Wednesday?

14 thoughts on “Wednesday, 7-15-2020

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Martha – YES!!! I really am lucky to have them! And do I love them? Yes, I do!!!

  1. Beryl in Owatonna

    Ivy looks like a great helper!! Is she why the ladder shook a bit?

    It was nice to have cooler temps today…still no rain just north of Marshall town, it is very dry. We had thunder last night that is all. Back to Minnesota Friday. They have had rain there.

    Have fun tomorrow!

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Beryl in Owatonna – actually Ivy didn’t cause the ladder to wiggle – the tree was so rotten we think the weight of the ladder could have tipped the tree over! I’m not sure that’s possible but I didn’t want to take any chances that Aidan would come down with the tree!!

  2. Jeanie S, Central Illinois

    Yes, you are lucky to have a friend like Sam. She is adorable, as are her children. I am betting those children love coming to the farm; you make it so much fun.
    We had lovely rain all afternoon and part of this evening- very grateful.

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Jeanie S – yes, the kids love coming to the farm and this summer, since we’re all stuck at home, we made a standing arrangement that Wednesday would always be our day to get together here on the farm and we haven’t missed hardly a one!

  3. Jo in Wyoming

    I’m with you about ladders, I do 1 step…that’s it. Kids have no fear, I guess that’s why they are so good with computers!
    It appears our neighbors are putting flags on posts by the drive way. We have a very tall flag pole but I may have to get a shorter one for the drive way so the whole lane will look patriotic.

  4. Kathy in western NY

    What a great way to spend your day sharing your homestead with good people. Days with helpers and company balances our weeks out from becoming boring and mundane. I enjoy our porch/ deck/ driveway visits from everyone! Zoom meetings is too hard to follow with everyone talking over each other so one on one is more meaningful to me.
    The year is flying by but then again, I remember grandma saying it as you got older and here it is happening to me. The quilt show in your last blog post was amazing to see as your readers are so talented!! Loved looking at all of them. I have been busy past few days making meals for church folks who are getting their elective surgeries taken care of now that the virus is manageable here in the Finger Lakes area.

  5. Diane in Maryland

    I love your pictures! You’d think the one of Ivy was staged. How cute!

  6. B

    Looks like you had a great helper. Where is Reed these days? Did they move away?

    1. Jeanine

      B —- If you follow Mary’s blog everyday, and read the comments, she has answered this question many times. Reed is sewing with his Grandma these days.

      1. Anonymous

        Actually, Jeanine….I read Mary’s blog every day and was wondering about Reed, too. I did not see any mention of Reed in any comment section.

  7. Kim J LeMere

    What a cute picture of Ivy helping to hand the flag. Good idea to use he bucket loader. Its been hot and humid her in TN. No rain in site for the next 10 days.

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