Saturday, October 25, 2008

Life Happens

Sorry for the long absence. Life at Cascade View Dairy has been a bit topsy-turvy lately, and blogging sort of slipped a little on my list of priorities. Briefly, as everyone who doesn't live under a rock knows, the economic climate in this country is a little scary right now. Maybe I'm just being paranoid, but it seems like farmers get hit first and worst every time.

We made the difficult decision last week to lay off one of our workers. This man has worked for us for the last 12 years, but we just can't afford to keep 3 workers full time anymore. I don't know what Jake has inside of him that makes him keep going, but he loves this life and wants to continue, at least until the girls are safely settled in college. And I'm crazy about him, so I guess we're all going to just keep on keeping on.

For as long as we can anyway.

In the meantime, my Art still happens too. I have been working like a fiend on a challenge project that's due today. I've had such fun with it -- I can't wait to share pictures.

My Tree Box is nearly finished, and so is the Tide Pool figure, but I haven't had a chance to set them up for photos yet. Soon, I promise!

And just to show that Life isn't all Doom & Gloom, I am posting some pictures I took last night at halftime of the Silverton High School Homecoming football game. Alice was elected to the Senior Court, and I can't resist the opportunity to show her off a little, especially since I don't have any other photos to share this week, LOL!

Ooooohhh... I love that car!

Her escort is a little grubby because he is the team's quarterback and had just come straight from the field to the car. Alice says he was too nervous about getting dirt on that gorgeous Chevy to relax and enjoy the ride.

Of course we all had to run down to the sidelines with everyone else and give her a hug. It was a gorgeous night for football.

Silverton won by the way, 41-10. It was a good night!


Kai said...

I just love the way your family interacts! It's beautiful, Judi! Can't wait to see your finished projects!

Karen Becker said...

Judi, I'm so sorry you had to lay off that worker and things are rough. I know your workers are like family to you. I'll keep you in my prayers that things will maintain at the farm.
On the flip side, Alice is beautiful and looks so happy and I'm glad it was such a great night for you all. I love homecoming night too! lol Karen Becker

Bear said...

Oh Judi
Its horrid that people had to be laid off and I know its prolly hurt you both as much as the worker but I am sure he understands it was not taken lightly and that if you had the choice you would not have gone this way.
as for the pics wot a beautiful daughter you have and how fabulous that their team won. Love the car
love n hugs bear xoxoxoxoxoxo