Sunday, July 20, 2008

Baseball and Bales

Well, we lost our second tournament game. What a bummer. We were playing really good, the game was tied, it looked like we were going to win. We even had the bases loaded a couple of times, but just couldn't get that one hit that we really needed. Then the 6th inning, we just kinda fell apart. There were a few mistakes and that was it. We just couldn't get back in the game. Overall though, our kids had a great season, played some great baseball and did a great job in tournaments. We are very happy with how they did! There are more games today and if it doesn't rain I think Rich is going to go up and watch some. I am staying home and sewing! Here are a few pictures of T batting and pitching:

Friday afternoon we went to my parents to help them bale hay. We have enough able bodied boys that can help out that it should go fast and smooth. Well, Friday didn't go as planned. The baler we were using just kept breaking and it was just getting to the point where it was getting frustrating because they would get less than 10 bales and it would break the shear pin again. So Dad went and got another baler and worked on it till midnight, then again on Saturday morning. The baler he got hasn't been used in many years. He got it working and by the time we got there after the game he had 3 wagons ready to be unloaded, so Rich and the boys did that. I took the empty wagon down to the field and Rich brought home a load of hay for us. We ended up bring home 3 loads and putting the rest of the 700 or so bales in dad's barn. It went really well and we got all of it up! We should have enough hay for the year now and dad should too!

Dad stacking

Rich stacking in the barn

T and Matt unloading

And lastly, we are going to TRY a video. Click on over to my mom's blog to check out a better video and a great video of Annie!


Jackie Russell said...

I'm so glad our baling is over with at least until Fall. We have an old small round baler and know all about brake downs.

Granny Lyn said...

baling is just starting up here, all the young men around here are rich and tired this time of year! tee hee

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your willingness to help find my fabric. Thankfully Robine has located some and has generously offered to send me what I need to finish the quilt.

Lynn said...

thanks for your comment on my blog. I have been enjoying the star-a-long. I like your choice of purple. I've never outgrown my love of purple. We have quilting and baseball in common. DS (12) is playing all stars right now.