Laura Wheatley says that home school for her and Zane’s daughter has lagged a little this past week. “We are doing mostly review right now. However, Everly is going through a phase of asking ‘What does that word start with?’”
Laura and Zane had dinner with Laura’s sister Betty and husband Sterling before heading down to Salt Lake City for a date to hear Josh Groban perform some classical songs and some of his own compositions. “It was a great date,” Laura says. “We had fun.”
Orson and Jeannette Poulsen drove for two and a half hours to Rigby, Idaho, on Tuesday. They arrived at the home of a friend from their Nauvoo mission and her husband. Orson fulfilled a promise to build her a gazebo. It had a roof and turned out beautiful. The friend gave Jeannette a beautiful quilt before the Poulsens left Saturday afternoon. Jeannette contributed to the work, too. When she wasn’t working, she did some sewing.
On Sunday after church, the couple drove to Syracuse to visit Orson’s mother, Joycle Poulsen-Smith. She had a pot roast dinner ready for them. They returned home Monday with Jeannette’s sewing machine Joycle had brought home from Nauvoo for Jeannette.
Boyd Udy is still rounding up cows and calves for his friends, as are several other riders. “There are enough cattle to keep a man and his horse plenty busy for awhile,” Boyd says. He has enjoyed the cold weather. In his “spare” time Boyd is getting the ranch ready for winter.
Cleo and Gary Petit report being happy at home. “I am doing what I have to,” Cleo says. “Every little bit helps.”
Winnie Richman gives grateful thanks to Ron Porter and Jim Mitchel for their help in fixing a tall fence around the Richman’s stockyard. The deer can no longer do damage to the stack of hay there. However, the deer just moved to the other stockyard for food. Winnie will have to get some more of the plastic netting to fence that off, too.
Clynn and Winnie spent Thursday in front of the TV and listening to the rain hitting their roof.
On Saturday Aaron and April Richman came to the ranch to help Winnie try to wean calves. The recalcitrant cows would not enter the corral so the job wasn’t done.
Sunday evening after church Clynn and Winnie watched, “Malala, The Bravest Girl in the World,” on CNN.