|Garry sharpening the knives before the guys take it out to the field|
They borrowed a tractor to start chopping the sorghum silage today, not sure how it went, but there is a lot of stuff there... including weeds (ragweed) since they were unable to find the spray they wanted, but it will make good heifer feed.
Meanwhile hay has been mowed, Thursday they will be baling the field across the highway, it was likely dry enough this afternoon. It has been about 35 C they last two days with a drying wind that feels like it is baking you. I say this after driving to Dnepropetroesk today with Garry with the windows open... still no working AC, seems like summer will end before it is fixed. Apparently, it needs three days to make the repair and Garry can't do without the car that long!
We enjoyed bowling after some business downtown, although the air conditioning does not keep us from sweating, we haven't bowled in months but Garry had a game over 200, and I did decently, and we were one frame short of finishing five games in our hour, on the way home we did a little grocery shopping, We forgot a few things when we shopped on Sunday... and I just realized we missed buying a new broom today, mine went over to the group home. At least I can finish my canning in the morning.
I must say we miss Maxim Boradin around here. Tomorrow evening he will be at Providence University College in Manitoba to start International student orientation. he has been keeping busy on the farm in Canada for the last couple weeks. Meanwhile, we are trying to find people to cover all the jobs Max did here in Ukraine... selling the milk, grinding the grain, feeding the cows. He is hard to replace, but everyone in the village is excited about him going to Canada to study. Garry was answering questions about him in the store this week and the babushka next door still had tears in her eyes talking to Masha about him yesterday.
|The students have taken over feeding the cows, one of Max's jobs|
|They aren't as good at chasing cows yet...|
|they are grinding grain upstairs like Max did....|
|it's a very dusty job as you can see...|
Max liked to read his Bible while he worked
|Max Rudei or Garry are dealing with the milk buyers|
but no one does it as well as Max did, he was very organized at getting everyone
the amount they wanted at the time they wanted it!