I grew up on a farm which meant summers were more work than fun for the most part. My summers were spent weeding the garden along with cooking and baking for the help during the harvesting of the hay, straw, corn, and soy beans. Let's see, there was lunch, and then afternoon break, and then supper. And sometimes there was even late night meals on those days when harvesting went until the sun set. Back in the "good ole days" everything was made from scratch - no store bought potato salad or coleslaw, no gravy-in-a-can, and no mixes for cake or cookies. All of that homemade cooking and baking meant there were mountains of dishes to wash and dry - no dishwashers - all of those dishes and greasy pots and pans were washed and dried by hand!
Now summers on the farm weren't all work. There was some fun too! I have fond memories of riding my bike and playing with the dog. I, the dog, and my imaginary friends would have a blast. We did tricks on my bike in rodeos, we would race down the road to the walnut grove, and we would ride out to the pastures to herd the cows in for their evening milking. I rode the bike whenever I could and I and the dog were inseparable.
I always enjoyed the ride and the family dog... and this card brings back those fond memories.
Now on the farm the dogs didn't get to sleep inside so no good night "puppy kisses" like these for me. However, I'm making up for lost opportunities as my puppy now gets to sleep with me so I get plenty of "puppy kisses" each and every night!
And this bike - well, it reminds me of the first bike I bought as an adult! It was purple, it had a basket, and it had a banana set! So, you see, summer fun on the bike continues on endlessly!
And how do you have fun during the summer?
Thanks for stopping by...
-Summertime (except when the heat and humidity make us wilt and sweat upon stepping outside)