Tuesday, August 5, 2008

A Day at the Farm

Mark owns a farm in Owensville, MO which is about 70 miles outside of St. Louis. We typically go there for a day on the weekend. It is a beautiful place!

Here's Farmer Mark with his tractor.

Here's Farmer Alice with Mark's tractor.

Here's the field that Farmer Alice mowed with Mark's tractor last weekend. I made Mark trim up close around the trees, since they were an expensive purchase last fall and I didn't want to mow them down! These pictures are taken close to the site where we plan to build the log home in a few years.

Here's Mark's great niece Riley on the farm wagon. Riley lives on the farm with Mark's mom and stepfather. She loves to spend the day working with us outside, and we were finally able to get her a pair of children's work gloves!

Here's Gus, one of Mark's Australian cattle dogs.

Lucy is the younger Australian cattle dog. Lucy will one day be a very good dog, but she is still in her rebellious teenager years!

We took the tractor out and worked for a little while, but it was too hot this past weekend to accomplish much. After an hour or so we quickly retreated to the lake for a swim.

Gus loves to swim and will fetch in the water for hours.

Lucy is learning how to swim and hasn't quite decided if she likes it or not!

Riley also got a swimming lesson this past weekend. She's learning to dog paddle. Riley loves to be in the water.

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