If you wonder what I mean by the title of this post, check out this article. And if you haven't heard of Death Valley before, click here.
So what have we been up to during this wonderful heat wave...
Our 8 apricot and peach trees produced a ton of fruit this year (surprising with how dry it is) so I decided to make one batch of jam.
Won't be taking time to make anymore. ;) Mostly we've invited people to come over and pick the fruit as it was ready.
Nyla took swimming lessons this year for the first time.
I cannot tell you how impressed I am with the progress she made in one week's time. Amazing.
A couple night's ago Paul and Cathy were out for a drive about 10pm and happened to see lightning strike and start a fire. It mostly burned wheat stubble along with some pasture that Tyler and Paul had cattle in, but everything turned out fine. About 20 fire trucks came from Hoxie, Hill City, Morland, Grainfield, Quinter, etc.
There is our church in the background.
People say they want to see more pictures of me. Well, here's a really attractive one... Thanks a lot, Ty!
I'm not exactly sure what was taking place here...
This morning Tyler grilled flat iron steaks outside Quinter's grocery for people to try. It's a new cut of beef he's helping to promote as part of the KLA Young Stockmen's Academy this year.
It's no filet or KC strip, but when cooked to perfection like this, it's pretty tasty. :)
Here's a picture of the 2012 Young Stockmen's class. Tyler is actually the oldest. ;)
And here are a couple cute pics to end on...