Friday, March 11, 2011

March 11, 2011

and a lovely morning it is. 64*F and i'm sitting on the deck having coffee while i chat. it's been a while since i was on my blog, so sorry if you've been checking and there hasn't been anything new. we do, after all lead a very busy social life here in sunny Arizona. We just got back last night from a few days and nights in Yuma visiting Dean Reimers in their busy life, trying to touch base with Steve Reimers who have an even busier life Benny Friesens (we missed Benny but had a great visit with Sherilee and the boys Jeremy and Zack) and a few friends who winter there.  We bucked a southwest wind driving down, and it was breezy the next day, but not too bad.
We had an awesome time learning about Dean & Yvonne's new farming venture. i could love that - the playing in water part of it. At least once every cutting season (which at the peak would be about every 3 weeks) they need to flood irrigate their alfalfa fields. So that means round the clock checking to make sure the water is not flowing to fields they do not want watered. we watched Dean fix one leak by hand (litterally) and Skylar using the backhoe for another one. Looked like fun, but i know their livelyhood depends on that. We also enjoyed other things, among them a supper picnic at West Wetlands Park. The evening was beautiful and the girls played till after dark. The whole family, including Grandpa Denver were able to join us! We ventured off of the Interstates and main roads to see wome rugged desert country, too, as well as lush green fields of produce and alfalfa.
Mom came home with an awful cold so she is sitting low today. i am blogging while doing laundry. Everyone else thought today was a great day for drying laundry on the line, so am waiting for my turn. Need to check back there every once in a short while to see if the lines are free! A great way to spend a warm and sunny March Friday! Take care, and i'm hoping to hear from you soon!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Marianne -

    It sounds like you enjoyed your trip. The farming process might make a good bit in a story or book. I'd save it for future reference. :)