Hi Friends – Happy Friday!

It has been a quiet week here. Cold, windy, quiet…more winter.photo

I saw this video on the Facebook page of a blogger friend – she writes at Old Blue Silo. I think the video is beautiful, heartbreaking & inspiring. If you have a couple minutes to burn – watch it!

Why I Farm : Loretta Lyons from Becks Hybrids on Vimeo.

“The Papa Book” 

This week I’ve been working on “the Papa book.” (That is not the final title – it is just what I call the book until I come up with a real title.)

I’m going to a writing retreat in a few weeks, so I was getting the manuscript ready to send off for review. Now that it is gone, I have a bit of a break to work on other things; such as scanning photos for the book.

I’ve been dreading this task since I borrowed the photos from my Grandmother at Christmastime. Thursday, I worked on getting my taxes ready and scanning photos – talk about a tedious day! I think I did several hundred pictures.

(I need to get a bottle of wine to celebrate finishing that tedious task. Next, if I can just get my taxes finished!)

Two of my favorite photos that I found while rummaging through the scrapbooks are actually of me and my grandpa. I love are the captions included on the back. scan0030scan0031

The second one might even be better…scan0029scan0028

I love that my grandpa is holding me – at just a month or two old – and watching a cattle auction on TV. This might have been my first cattle auction. Who knows? Obviously, I don’t remember!

Gotta get them started young!