Monday, September 17, 2007

Pennsylvania Wedding

We attended the wedding of Bill's nephew Christopher and his bride Jocelyn this weekend. They are a really nice and happy couple. The wedding was beautiful, small, and short, which made it really great for the audience.

After the ceremony they stood on the steps for a few pictures and then we headed to the reception and they did the official pictures.

This picture was taken of the wedding couple's first dance. I was on the other side of the room zoomed in and hurried it too much.

BUT I think it turned out really cool - even through the abstract fuzziness their emotion shows through. The flowers are a complete accident. I like it anyway.

This picture on the other hand shows a bit of craziness.
In the past Billy was able to collect a large amount of cash from the groom's uncles in a dare to dance with that groom. Well, they weren't around to make the payment, but it happened again anyway.

There they are doing the dance.

Luckily there was a chance for him to also dance with the bride. She thought it was funny, and he is such a ham.
Odd picture of the trip.

What can I say about this? A big fake horse standing in the back of a Chevy... maybe the horse has wheels so the driver can have a ride if the truck breaks down.

So that is the short story of our trip. We had a good time. There was lots of good wine.
Hopefully the lemon picture will never make it to digits. Yes, I know you don't know what that is referring to, I hope it stays that way. lol

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Shoes Made to Run In

I did a little shopping for myself today. If you haven't checked out my other blog - Progress, (there is a link on the right side) you might not know I have started a jogging plan that will set me up to run (not walk too much) a 5K in November.
I was talking to a friend about buying some shoes to train in and he told me about a chain store in Roanoke, VA called Fleet Feet where they make sure you get the right fit.

You can see by the picture that they don't let you leave without at least considering a purchase of more than just the shoes. I was in the store for an hour and bought four different items.
Those are Asics GT-2120s, with Superfeet liners, and Balega socks. The fourth item isn't for everyone to see.
Everything is Very comfortable and I think will do me well in the long run (haha).

I even learned how to tie my shoes so that my heels don't slip!

Saturday, September 08, 2007

Farm Stuff

There hasn't been too much going on lately. No rain, just heat and work.

So why not buy more toys! Billy and his brother found a deal on another Massey Ferguson.

The first one Billy bought is a MF150 that he got several years ago from a neighbor who wanted to upgrade.

The second one is a MF240 Billy and his brother bought last year when they decided they needed a tractor with a bucket.

This one is a MF165. The previous owner hadn't been using it very much and hated to see it wasting away by the barn, so he gave them a good deal. It needs front tires, but other than that is in pretty good shape.

You might remember a few posts ago I showed you a picture of Billy's latest 'creation' the Hay Wagon, well here it is in all its oddball glory. Don't tell anybody, but they took it on the road today. It was built to shuttle 8 - 10 round bales at a time from the field so that we wouldn't have to make so many runs with the tractor. It was not built to be on the road.

BUT. It has been dry here this summer - no rain since about the 4th of July - because of that the guys not only sold 18 head early this year, they actually started feeding hay to the cows two weeks ago. That puts the spring hay supply in jeopardy, especially if it is a cold winter.

One of the other brothers has a bunch of hay that he isn't going to need, so they bought 30 bales from him today.
To get the hay they had to go down to the farm and that would be crazy to make 15 trips with the truck.

So they set the trailer up and ran a second truck with two more bales on it behind it to provide rear lights. Not the best way to operate, but farm needs supercede the need for tags sometimes.
Anyway, here it is fully loaded.

And getting unloaded.

Speaking of hay -
Shadow aka Cujo REALLY wanted to say hey to anybody that might know him. He wouldn't leave me alone, and then walked away after I took the picture.
What a mutt.