Wednesday, March 2, 2011

What a Day!


 “Make use of time, let not advantage slip.”
          Shakespeare


 My Tuesday morning started at 4am., I have no idea why. I get up, make a coffee, and read my book. My Hero wakes up and we chat, before he goes off to work at 6. I head to the computer to read some fine blogs, and post mine.
 Around 7am. I go out to start the tractor and look for pics. I found the one above. It was a very frosty morning.
 I drive down the lane-way watching the deer watching me. I pick up a couple bales and take them back to the cows. I go and get a couple more. I drop them off and park the tractor. As soon as I shut off the engine, up runs Lucky. I call him Lucky because he was born on a –34c night. We made him wear a sweater and a hat. It worked. He runs to me every morning, and night to get a rub. No matter where I am he comes running. I always look forward to this.


 All the cows and calves are here so I head back to the bush, via the  pipeline. It is flooded and I drive through. With the melt of the snow the last few days, then the freeze up last night it makes for a mess. It is pretty deep.



 I take some special pics for Photo Friday (no peeking) and head back to the house, it is 10 am.
I dress quickly and head to my Mom’s. I see these two on the way, they posed for the camera so I could not resist.


I stop at my favourite church thrift shop, have a nice visit with the ladies, and find this great book.



 Now to my Mom who is waiting, we head off to go do a little shopping. It is 12 pm.
 We find a thrift store, my 82-year-old Mother buys a hundred (ok maybe not) movies she probably already owns, a couple of toys (I don’t ask) and some things she does not need.
 I myself buy some toys (don’t ask) a waterproof jacket for the rainy season coming, and some things I do not need.
 We are laughing and having a great time “Who Cares.”
 We head over to the sandwich shop to share a sandwich, and a coffee (good idea I am starting to get sleepy) then off to the grocery store. It is 2 pm.
 It seems, I had left her grocery list on the table at the sandwich shop, so we improvise. More laughing.
 We head off to her house; I put the groceries away, make her a tea and say Goodbye. It is 3:30pm.
 I stop and see NDF for a bit, almost home. I walk in the door, the phone rings, and I have a short conversation. I warm up the leftover turkey stew while reading my book. My Hero walks in the door. It is 6 pm.
 We sit and enjoy our stew, while watching 27 deer feast on My Hero's new seeding, behind the house. (Not a perfect photo but you get the idea).



 We head back to do our night check, on the cows, it is getting dark. Everything is fine. Back to the house. I do the dishes, and cleanup. It is 7:30.
 I check my blog, then write this piece while sitting, and dozing in the chair. It is 8:30pm.
 I am tired, I brush my teeth, make My Hero’s lunch for morning. Load the stove, and then collapse in bed. It is 9pm.

Later

27 comments:

  1. Good Morning Buttons! Thank you for the visit to my blog. I see you have a post about dancing till the cows come home. YOU made me laugh. I have done some reading here and have thoroughly enjoyed it. I will be reading you and catching up on past posts. I admire a gal that hops on a tractor. Seriously!

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  2. Welcome Rural Rambler, I do love my tractor. B

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  3. Our day isn't exactly the same, but the wakeup time and bedtime are pretty close!

    Sounds like you had alot of fun with your mom. (Our moms are the same age, too.) Thanks for sharing your day with us.

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  4. Well you did have a good day. Lovely to read you are enjoying yourself with your mum :)
    Good times.

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  5. Nancy I love my Mom.It is always nice to spend time with our Mothers right? B

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  6. M. Yes it was a good day.Hope you are doing well with your Dad. G

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  7. Multi-generation woman. That is what we are, and best to make the best of our time. Sounds like a busy and fulfilling day. I too get up at 4am and view the back side of 42 cows and about 300 sheep right now. I live for the days I can just be home and bake and sew, but they are two few and far between. It only gets worst come planting time.

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  8. Dear Heritage. I understand, I will always find time to spend with my Mom. Like you, we never know. Life is a gift we must enjoy it while we are here. Sew? I have not touched my machine, so many plans, maybe next winter. B

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  9. Another busy day, I really like that picture of your cows laying in the hay.

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  10. phew! I'm tired just reading about it!

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  11. B, it sounds like you had a lovely day with your Mom. I wish my Mom lived close enough so I could pick her up and do girly things together. I miss her a lot and have to find comfort in just hearing her voice.

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  12. Mr.H. Thank you, they are a LITTLE spoiled. B

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  13. Marianne I can't imagine you ever being tired with your busy life. B

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  14. Claude Yes I am lucky, I am sorry you can't do that I am positive your Mom feels the same way. Her voice and yours will help both of you. B

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  15. What a great day. To spend time laughing with my mom - what I wouldn't give for a day like that again...

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  16. I sit at a desk all day and look forward to a time when I can be out and about like you. My Handy Man retires next year. We already have chickens. He wants ducks and I want goats. My Mom is almost 81. We lost Dad last year. She's having a tough time of it so I'm planning on taking her to a B&B for a week this summer, just the 2 of us.
    Love the cows lounging on the hay!

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  17. How lucky to still have your mom! I loved reading about your day with her. Oh, yeah, and real women drive tractors! :)

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  18. I especially love the picture of those calves all together on the hay...looks like they're having their own social time! :)

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  19. Kathy :
    Pretty soon you will be walking with your goats and those ducks, or should I say chasing. It is coming soon hold on. That is nice to take your Mom away that will be fun. We lost my Dad over 3 yrs. ago Mom had a hard time but she has cancer and we do not take her to far. Short powerful amazingly fun trips.She is one tough lady. Take care. B

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  20. Mary: I know I am lucky. Yes real smart women drive tractors so they will not always be the one doing the manual labour behind it.That is when I learned. B

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  21. Alica: Yeah laying around, talking about what they are going to do after nap time. B

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  22. I'm so glad you found my blog. Now I have rss fed yours to me!

    Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

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  23. I hope you get a better night's sleep tonite. I know about waking at the wrong time and then having to go about my day running on empty. And what a day you put in! Sorry about the deer eating your crops. No matter how pretty they are they still can set you back with the damage. Good to see you are getting a thaw. Looks about the same here.

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  24. DayPhoto you have a great blog.

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  25. Leenie I will sleep tonight I am getting good at running on empty. Darn deer not to bad a few but they are multiplying faster then my cows.

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  26. What a nice day. I go to bed at 9:00 too, but I get up at 5:15 - 5:30. It makes a long day. Love that you thrift shop with your Mom and love it even more that she buys 'odd' things. My Mom likes to shop, but not so much at thrift stores. I, on the other hand, go to garage sales as much as I can! And I must admit, I've bought a few toys! Love the pics of the animals. Beautiful. I'm ready for summer.

    Cindy Bee

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