Sunday, September 6, 2016, Sunny and Highs in the upper 70s

Linda’s garden has gone gangbusters.  She has a green thumb, but unfortunately she also has a wounded finger from slicing pickles on the mandolin!  She asked me if I could come down and help her can some of her beets.  I said yes right away!  Linda is so much fun to work with and she’s a great teacher so I am learning what I can (no pun intended) about food preservation. 

Our other neighbor, Kathleen, was there also so we had a beet canning party. 

Cowboy Dave and Linda are expecting two more calves this month so we loaded up the dogs and drove out to check the status.  Everyone is doing well and there were no new calves, but it was another beautiful South Dakota day and I enjoyed the ride.

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Stormy and Veronica….several weeks old each.

 

Meanwhile, back at the Holler……

This is the cistern.  We are planning to use it as a primary water source for the house if we one day decide to tell the Southern Black Hills Rural Water Company to pound sand. img_1826

Here are the steps from the basement to the main floor.

Here are the retaining walls.  Nice job, Todd and crew!    img_1871

Here are Dave and Hercules chillin’ on the tailgate.img_1917

Here is Dave at the Miner Brewing Company in Hill City….another perk from work camping VIP card was a free beer!img_1913

Happy September, Everyone!