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We had a good time at the MREA Fair

Monday, June 19th, 2017

My carpenter friend, Tom, and I manned the booth at Custer, Wisconsin, this weekend. We met a lot of old friends and met new ones. It’s just like a family reunion! I got to meet a lot of fans who knew me but I hadn’t had a chance to meet them until the MREA Fair. Such fun! Some were from as far away as Michigan, Ohio, and Illinois.

But after three days, I was ready to head home (a seven and half hour drive). Luckily for me, Tom drove his car so I rode shotgun and could watch the scenery more than he could.

We got home at midnight and I was sure glad to climb into my own bed and snuggle up to my sleeping husband, Will. Our cat, Mittens, soon hopped up onto my legs and purred in my ear. Yep, I was home!

This morning it was raining off and on so I toured our gardens, which we’d hurried to get planted before I left. Lookin’ good! The corn’s coming on very nicely and evenly, as is everything else. Hot weather, coupled with nice rains made everything pop up. I couldn’t believe how much things had grown in just four days. I’ve got peonies and roses blooming as well as lupines starting. Very pretty.

While I was gone, David and Will got the sheet metal roof on the duck house so no more puddles in the house from a leaking tarp.

And Will got the peppers planted in the hoop house that I didn’t get around to. Now I’ve got about thirty to set in rows out in the garden somewhere! But it’s so nice to be home I can’t wait to get started. — Jackie

3 Responses to “We had a good time at the MREA Fair”

  1. Linda Bee Says:

    I just love how you and Will compliment each other. When one is gone, the other just steps up and gets things done. It’s hard to believe June is more than 1/2 gone.

  2. gen Says:

    I’m glad you had a good time and made it safely home, again. Something small in my world, totally unexpected, this last week I have been waking up to a Bob White calling from my back yard. It is the very first time, since I moved into this home back in 1999. I’ve been smiling like crazy, and keeping my fingers crossed I will hear many more in the future. My cucumbers, peppers and tomatoes are growing like weeds, but my sage has barely shown any growth. Three out of four isn’t bad. Ya’all take care!

  3. Kathy Says:

    First time canned and just put up 8 pints of stewed tomatoes. They all sealed. Thank you for inspiring me to try.

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