Laura Wheatley tried to dry the pears she and her daughter picked earlier in the week. The first pear was just too hard and sour so she elected to try to let the rest ripen for a few days. If the fruit doesn’t get much softer she will try boiling them in sugar-water and serving them as part of a meal.
Laura, Everly and Georgia were out and about one day when Laura decided to find the Bookmobile. Since the summer schedule has changed to accommodate school hours, she finally caught up to it in Willard. After a pleasurable interval spent choosing books for mom to read, the three people left for their Promontory home.
Boyd Udy is very happy with the change to cooler weather. He will be glad when we get a frost to help kill the mosquitos and sticky flies. He also expresses gratitude for the few rain showers we have had. He is enjoying a more relaxed time to just get his regular ranch work done, and getting his horses ready to work hard rounding up cattle.
On Labor Day Clynn and Winnie Richman watched the All American Futurity at Ruidoso Downs in New Mexico. For their race there are many qualifying races. The fastest times from all these races get to run in the final race. Sometimes only a hundredth of a second separates a qualifier from the horses that are not fast enough to run in the final race. Only two-year-old registered American Quarter Horses are allowed to be in the trials and final race of this $2 million extravaganza.
On Tuesday Aaron Richman came to the Double S Bar Ranch to fix the Richman’s loader tractor.
Just to add some interest to the Richmans’ life their pump started sounding different when it was on. Lynn Ewer, from Ewer Plumbing and Heating in Tremonton, came out and fixed it. “Keep watching and listening,” Mr. Ewer said. “I will,” Clynn said. Clynn and Winnie are very grateful to Mr. Ewer.
On Friday Winnie and Carolyn Carter went to art. Carolyn received some important lessons on her painting and Winnie prepared two more 8×10 canvasses for future painting.
Saturday Kacey Day visited the Richmans, and all shared a good talk sharing interesting information and jokes.
Sunday after church Lyle and Brantzen Richman came for a visit. It was good to see Lyle and Brantzen together. Brantzen likes school “so far.”
Sunday evening Winnie drove to Brigham City for a family piano recital. Marriah and Skyler Richman played very well. Cake and ice cream were served afterwards. Those in attendance were Winnie Richman, Carolyn and Dick Carter, Sarah Olsen, April, Marriah, Zach and Skyler Richman and Coy Mitchell. A young rapper named Ty was there, too, and gave a rap/song of his own.
Jim and Starr Mitchell drove to Ogden on Sept. 7, to celebrate granddaughter Gabrielle’s first birthday. The weather was good so the party was held at the park. The theme was polka dots. The birthday cake was decorated with dots and even Gabby’s hair bow was dotted. She received many new toys. However, she really got excited about unwrapping them.
Starr received some peaches and cucumbers from a friend at church. She canned the peaches and put the cukes to good use as pints of refrigerator pickles. The pickles are good that way for up to two months. “I don’t think we have to worry about running out of time on these pickles,” Starr chuckles. “They are so good!”