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August 2012 Newsletter

This month has brought us some much needed rain.  The soybeans and corn are looking OK, although there are some areas in the corn that have been stunted.  Prices are still looking pretty good.  Hog prices appear to be going down.  Lee made 3rd crop hay and it yielded better than 2nd crop because the rain helped it to come back.

West Nile Virus has been rearing its ugly head.  There have been so many human cases all over the country.  Horses are also susceptible to West Nile, but there is a vaccine for horses.  I wonder why there isn’t a vaccine for people yet?  The horse vaccine has been available for years.

We have an adorable litter of 4 kittens.  Unexpected!  I hope to find homes for them.  One calico female and three tabby males.  I’ve been documenting their growth in pictures I’ve posted on Facebook for my friends.  Everyone loves a kitty picture 🙂

Kay and the girls were not able to make the trip to visit this summer.  We were really looking forward to seeing them so it was disappointing when they had to change their plans.  I’m hoping that everyone will make the effort to attend a planned family function in OKC next summer.  It would be so nice to have them all in one place!

In news of the grandchildren, Lexi was here very briefly  and we were so happy to spend a little time with her.  She’s  nearly an adult and really is such a nice person.  We miss her, and all of our family members who have moved away.  Meredith was here from PA with her husband and little Noah.  I was crushed that we only saw them for a couple of hours, and I didn’t even get to talk to Meredith.  It was kind of a drive-by visit!  Noah is a beautiful little boy. Alora has moved to Virginia (I think) to be a nanny.  It was a sudden departure, and there were no good byes.  Sheesh!  Collin was home on leave and has now returned to his base.  He leaves very soon on  deployment and I’m so sorry to see him go again.

It’s still very warm here in Wisconsin, but Fall is in the air.

There is a slideshow at the end of this post.  Thanks for reading, and see you in September!

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