Tuesday, October 26, 2010

our summer vacation

It's been a long time since I've posted because I'm too scattered to get it together to write anything, but here's a belated hodge podge from our summer vacation.

We took an extremely long road trip to good ol' Nebraska in August.

We stopped at our town's claim to fame, Carhenge.

 and spent a little time at the fair. We took a moment out of the busy schedule to snap a few shots of the three sisters.

Then we went by some of my old summertime favorite places: Zesto's

 and the fountain at city park.

 Then, we cruised over to Boulder for a day before heading back West.

Now I'm daydreaming about where I secretly want to  sneak away to with the other nerds of the family. . . .


Thursday, October 21, 2010

My House

Scenes from my house

puppies wanting a snack

baby wanting a snack

puppy taking a cat nap

baby fighting off a cat nap

puppy wanting to play

baby wanting to play

puppy posing for a picture

baby posing for a picture

puppy sleeping

baby sleeping

Sugar Beet Harvest

Sugar Beet Harvest started about 3 weeks ago for us.
This tractor defoliates the beet plant. (cuts the tops off).

Then the digger will lift the beet out of the ground, and
load onto the beet cart. The carts let the semi trailers
stay on the edge of the field.

The cart driver pulls alongside the waiting semi
and empties the load into the trailer

Once the trailer is properly loaded it heads the 35 miles to town,

where the sugar factory is located.

Harvest is a slow process, since you have to wait for trucks

to return to load again. Hopefully we will be done in the

next week and the radio just announced a chance of snow on Monday.

That really slows down harvest.