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Saturday, October 28, 2017

October 28, 2017

Happy Fall to everyone!

It's my favorite season of the year with the house being cool in the mornings and the smells of coffee and fresh bread and pastries in the house. I'm on a pumpkin bread binge right now mostly because we have a boatload of canned pumpkin to go through from our pantry. No fancy things in it, just plain hot pumpkin bread with butter!

The baby news is mixed. The babies that were born over the year are all doing fine but Christie was trying for another and she lost it a few weeks ago. She's lost babies before and she says she's really fine but it's easy to see it hurts. I covet your prayers for her healing.

My email friend Lili introduced me to a site called "Biblical Families" which is probably the nicest poly site I have ever seen. I highly recommend it and I don't think I've ever done that before.

We haven't had much drama on the ranch this year and I am so happy about that. This is the first year we didn't lose even a single bison calf and I think that's due to the snow and the wonderful grazing that it made possible in the spring and summer. We had green grass on the ranch into late July and that's the first time we saw that around here.

One of our families that had moved away moved back when their rental home in Houston was flooded and then both the husband and wife (they're not poly) lost their jobs due to the flooding. You feel sort of helpless when you see things like this because you wish you could make everything better again but it's just not possible. They're going to make it but it's really sad to see their plans just crash so quickly like they did. At the same time it makes you realize just how fragile our lives are and I don't just mean breathing but the actual living, working, loving, and playing part of our lives. We make our plans and then something happens and they're gone just like that. You just have to pull it together and move on with the next best thing is all you can do.

I don't get political on here but I will make an exception and say that I just don't understand the crazy hatred for President Trump. I mean I knew conservative people who didn't agree with President Obama and some didn't like him but I never heard anyone say that they wanted to kill him or anything crazy like that. It's hard not to wonder what's going on with people that one day before the election were talking about peace and tolerance and the next day they wanted to burn and kill. It's crazy!

Steve is still doing work up in North Dakota but he's also been in Florida doing work and might even go to Puerto Rico to help rebuild roads if they can figure out how to pay for it all. He says they want a lot of work done but they're just offering promises to maybe pay for it all someday and that means no one wants to do their work. Pretty sad.

We're going to have a couple families over to the ranch tomorrow after church for an end of the season BBQ and of course it's supposed to rain and maybe even snow so we might end up inside but it'll still be nice to have friends over for a while.

That's about it for what's going on. Hope you all have a Happy Thanksgiving if I don't check in here before that!

- Megan