Today it was finally dry enough to try to plant some more corn - the 10 acres they planted on Friday has two roots already- if you wonder how I know that, Garry digs some up to look until it comes up so he can count leaves to see how it is growing - Garry went out with the guys before 8 am to change the depth that the seed would be placed, shallower since the ground was still pretty wet. He came back before 10 am, but then Max phoned and he drove back to the field to see what was going on. He stayed out until there was a sudden downpour at 1 pm, just as I was dishing up dinner to go out to the field- hamburgers, potatoes, gravy, pepper slices, and deviled eggs (the last of the dyed eggs) and bread. Maria and Doreen had walked to the store for the bread just before the rain hit (there was even thunder) but they said they didn't get wet because they were in the store when the rain came down. It turned out everyone but the guys working in the new barn were in the house for lunch, after I had filled the disposable bowls. Andrey drove their lunch over on the scooter, but I forget to include forks, so they found a spoon in the barn and shared it!
|Doreen gets a photo of the calf in the van|
I talked to him a couple hours ago and they had just unloaded the calf and were going to the office to sign some paperwork to say it was a donation. He was still hoping to make it home in time for us to go to the Bible study in Zaporosia.
Just before six, he called to say we would not make it there, because the car had broken down in
Hopefully he will get home tonight....
it is a really nice looking bull calf, though!
They made it back at 8:20 as it was getting dark, they walked fast from the highway where the bus stopped to the house, no cars came past on the road into the village until they were almost there, so they did not get a ride.... but they are safely home. He will return to get the car tomorrow, hopefully.