We usually stay home on Saturdays, working outside in the garden, improving our landscaping, taking care of the chickens, or maybe mow the lawn. This weekend we had a very busy Saturday, and a Sunday not quite as busy.
My usual morning chores on Saturday are to let the chickens out of their coop, usually around sunrise, or a bit after that, depending on when I get up and how much motivation the coffee is providing. This Saturday started the same, and after letting the chickens out, checked on the garden and picked a few tomatoes for making salsa, and put them in the freezer until we’re ready for them. Then is was off to #2 grandson’s first football game.
#2 grandson decided he wanted to play football this year. He was able to play as quarterback and running back, even carrying the ball a few times. On one carry, he was tackled pretty hard, and had to spend time some on the sideline with dad, before getting back in the game. Looks like we’ll have some busy Saturday morning’s this fall.
Granddaughter decided she wanted to come home with us until the big event in the afternoon. I fired up the grill and made bacon cheeseburgers for everyone, except granddaughter. She didn’t want cheese or bacon on her burger, but once the burger was on her bun, she changed her mind and asked for some bacon, which I had waiting for her. After lunch I took her home to get ready for #1 daughter’s big event.
For nearly 15 years, #1 daughter has participated in a therapeutic horseback riding program, Mounted Eagles http://www.mountedeagles.org/ One of their biggest fundraisers is the annual Ride and Roll event, in which riders gather pledges and then ride 6 miles from Pequot Lakes to Nisswa, MN, about 6 miles. This year, all three grandchildren, their mother (#2 daughter), #1 daughter and her finance made the ride.
The picture shows all of them at the start of the event.
#1 grandson was the second person to complete the ride, looking at it as more of a race, then a leisurely ride. I arrived at the finish after he did, due to changing vehicles, so missed a picture of him finishing the race.
I was there when #2 daughter, along with the two other grandchildren, arrived at the finish line. Notice granddaughter’s use of pink and purple to decorate her bike. Denise showed up shortly after this and took the kids for ice cream.
After #1 daughter and finance crossed the finish line, we loaded everyone up, dropped #2 daughter and grand kids off at home, and went up to my home. Took #1 daughter and her finance back to their apartments, with a stop at a local pizza shop for supper. After some light shopping, we went home, and relaxed at the end of a busy day.
Sunday was not as busy, thankfully. Assisted at the morning masses, and was able to hear a priest with Christian Foundation for Children and Aging, http://www.cfcausa.org/. He was in the area to encourage people to sign up to sponsor a child in a third world country. The response was great, and I think most of the children that needed sponsors, found one. I did choose one child to sponsor, a 9 year old boy in Bolivia, and will be blogging about him as time goes on.
After church and lunch, added some material to one of the compost piles, picked some tomatoes for mother-in-law, as my wife will see her today. Have also worked on saving seeds from tomatoes and cucumbers. After finishing this blog post, Princess and I will relax, or, more correctly, Princess will continue to relax.