Monday, June 12, 2006

Home on the Range

We went to the Iron Range yesterday; Ruth came with us.
Services were at Julia's. Next to the Elbow Creek Ranch
and Elizabeth was already there. Took pictures of Tristan,
flowers and horses. Took some meat. Next to Heather &
Shawn's for supper. Jen had encouraged her to enlarge her
flower bed which she had done. She isn't making the same
mistake I made the first time and planting too close together.
Looks nice.

Had told Jan Takala when the milking parlor was done that
I'd like to see it sometime. She had said anytime. Yesterday
was the day. We were lucky in that Jan was giving hay to
calves in the "old barn" and she gave us a tour of the new.
Some cows were leaving through doors and through
other doors cows were coming in to be milked. They looked
content, chewing their cud. We watched the washing,
drying and putting on of milkers. They milk over 100 cows
but can't remember exactly. Will have more details in the
Newsletter, perhaps even the number. Fun day. dk

5 comments:

Kuoppala's & in-laws said...

It was nice having all of you over. Come over anytime. Heather

Kuoppala's & in-laws said...

Sounds like a fun weekend! We need one of those real soon! Need to get back up north!
Jody

Kuoppala's & in-laws said...

Yes, Jody, come on up. This weekend is the Land of the Loon craft fair/parade, etc. I hope you are going to be up here the weekend of the 15th of July for the Mines and Pines.

I feel so bad that we can't get away from the Range to see anyone, but I hope everyone knows that I would love to be able to come and visit. So, for those that are ever able to get away from LIFE for a weekend, come on up and visit. We love to see everyone. I'm going to get good at BBQs so we can grill when people come to visit. Food anyone? (bribery is one of my best qualities)
Heather

Kuoppala's & in-laws said...

As long as things go according to plan, I will be at Mines and Pines. Talked to Ivan the other day & he is plannign to be up there as well. Will be in MN on the 30th (LAAATTTEE ... I hope the kids last day of summer school is the 29th ... they don't want to miss it ... where did I find these girls??), go to Alaska the 6th, back to MN the 10th and leave sometime after Mines. Whether I leave Sunday or Monday am not sure. Hauled out my "stuff" yesterday and will see if I can put anything together between now and then that might be sellable. Promises to be a fun weekend even if I don't earn a dime!
-anita

Kuoppala's & in-laws said...

Anything you put together is going to be phenomenal! You are so creative!!! : )