Sunday, September 9, 2018

Summer's End...

Our Bartlett Pear tree is giving

us a big harvest this year...

We collect a box full each morning...

2 canner loads to process each day...

14 jars of pears a day.

We will enjoy these over the winter months.

Our Gravenstein Apple tree has also kept us busy:

3 pies came out of the oven today.

I try and stitch whenever I get the chance:

I have been working on this curved piece

sunflower quilt this summer.

I have been finishing up tote bags

from all of the messy painted canvas

that was painted earlier in the year.

We made time this summer to attend the

Oregon State Fair:

The 6 horse hitch is always a favorite of ours!

These gentle giants are always a treat to see.

We also made time to visit our son and

raft the Boise river with him:

We took his raft...
he paddled his kayak.

Remember these little guys?

These were the two little orphan calves

we fed on bottles last summer...

This is the calf we brought home from the dairy

the day he was born.....OMG how cute!

Here are the orphan calves today:

They are nearly 18 months old...

You never see one....without the other.

We put the bulls in with the cows last May:

This is my favorite Shorthorn Bull.....Fernando.

The bulls are back to being a bachelor herd.

We are still enjoying our summer flowers:


Black Eyed Suzy

As you can see in this photo, out the back door...

it is super dry here in Western Oregon.

Sparky the rooster and his hens

are wishing you the best of the summer's end.

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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi


  1. We always enjoy seeing your life on the farm! And as usual, you are busy as ever!!!! Love seeing how the cows have grown!!! Thanks again!!!

  2. Hi everyone, I haven't been receiving any blogger comments for several months now. I thought everyone was having a fun and busy summer and wasn't reading the blog.....just today I discovered lots and lots of blogger comments waiting for my moderation. Not sure how that happened? I will try and respond to any questions you had....which may take me awhile to get through several months of comments, but I will peck away at it a little each day. Sorry for the lack of communication on my part. Happy to see all of the comments waiting for me. My Best To You, LuAnn Kessi in Western Oregon

  3. You are certainly busy in the kitchen...fabulous to have the fruits of your labor to enjoy in the cold winter months. Your "dry" looks more like our early spring, but your green is definitely gone gold on the ground! I hope you start getting your autumn rains soon. Do you normally irrigate your hay fields or does the normal rain take care of that for you? Your boys have certainly grown up in 18 months...adorable babies, handsome young steers now! Thanks for the updates on those best friends. I so miss home and seeing your farm really helps! Happy Autumn, Sparky!