"Choose you this day whom ye will serve, but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord." Joshua 24:15

Monday, June 16, 2008

Big washout-more trouble for TCID

TCID (Truckee-Carson Irrigation District) has had a rough year so far-after the canal break in Fernley, causing many homes to flood, and now this recent washout last week, which fortunately, did not flood any homes. I think many people are wondering if it is just because the old structures can't hold up anymore. We drove by Sunday after church and saw them jackhammering the cement out of the bottom, and moving it out of the way. They've gotten alot done. The old structure was an "L" shape, and it is obvious the one whole side is missing.

Lots of farmers brought their big tractors and scrapers to help haul dirt, which they are stock-piling for when they are ready for it. This washout has put many farmers in a lurch, because they can't irrigate their corn, which is getting drier and drier each day.

Corn Check June 8, 2008

As the yard stick shows, the corn is about 15" tall today.

Farmwork-J.G. Disking

Sunday, June 15, 2008

To Daddy-Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day Daddy! I love you!!!!!
This blog was created in honor of you, Daddy, to let you check on your "Nevada Kids" anytime you would like, to see how the grandkids are growing, and what is going on with the farm. It is also to thank and honor you for being the wonderful father that you have always been to me. Thank you for being there for me during my life, and for the many things you have taught me. Thanks for teaching me how to work hard, to ride horses, to milk cows, to drive tractor, to pick 5 gallon buckets of peas out of the field, to pick loader bucket-full after loader bucket-full of rocks off the flat and dry farm. Thank you for teaching me not to give up, even when the wind blows over the calf shed and the cow barn burns down and the creamery goes out of business all within a year? Thanks for teaching me how to earn and then save and be accountable for money. Thanks for choosing to have children instead of riches. Thanks for choosing to serve the Lord and live the gospel instead of pursuing other hobbies and interests.
Thanks for coming to Nevada for our reception.
Thanks for letting us have the opportunity to grow up on this beautiful farm and have the beauties of nature so abundantly surrounding us, mingled with opportunities to work and grow.
Thanks for coming with me to Young Women's night, Daddy and Mother!
Thanks for chooing children over expensive hobbies and riches.
Thanks for your examples of service in the church, Mother and Daddy!
Thanks for taking me on horse rides, and Daddy-Daughter Dates!

Thanks for helping me light the candle!

Thanks for letting me shave you blind-folded-that was very brave! Good thing the Young Women's leaders took out the razor blades, huh!
Thank you, Mother and Daddy, for creating a wonderful family!
Thanks for taking time to have fun!

I Love you in more ways than I can mention.
Thanks for helping to make me what and who I am today-
Happy Father's Day!
Love, Your "Nevada Kid", Annalee