Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Modern Woman!


To choose time is to save time.
         Francis Bacon


I hear the outside door shut quietly. It is very early in the morning and I listen to the birds pecking the eaves troughs for stones from the shingles. I relax here in the comfort of my bed knowing I have to get up but trying to hold tight to those few leisurely moments before my busy day.

My Hero has gone out to make sure the baler and the rake are greased and ready for us to bale up the hay in the fields. I am glad it is the weekend and he is home and can grease and get things ready. There will be plenty of those days when he has to be at his off farm job leaving me to do it. In the meantime there is much to do before I can even think of that. I drag myself out of bed.

I look out the window and see the fields of hay lying on the ground; I notice dew on the hood of the truck. I can see two Tom turkeys strutting their stuff for the three hens that surround them in the hay field. Oh how I love this big window.

I gather up the three loads of laundry that need to be done that I have not had a chance to deal with this week with all the off farm appointments, running errands, etc; there always seems to be so many etc’s. I start the washer and head upstairs to start some kind of breakfast.

I will try to rake as much hay as I can for My Hero to bale later in the day, they are calling for rain this week and these are some of our best hay fields, lots of alfalfa, sweet clover and timothy; it has to be done. It is going to be a long day.

I start breakfast and start making pasta salad for supper. It will be nice to come home and have supper in the frig waiting. I run down and hang out some clothes and put the next load in the washer. I throw some in the dryer. I hope I can get all the laundry done and put away before I have to go rake.
I make up a couple of sandwiches and make sure there is cold water in bottles to take with us on the tractor. I run out to the barnyard to call My Hero for breakfast and see if he needs any help before he comes in for that breakfast.

These are the times I really miss having our girl’s at home. It was always so nice to come home after that long day of haying to a clean house, the laundry done, and a delicious supper waiting. I hope nothing breaks down and we will be finished quickly.

Later.

19 comments:

  1. Thank goodness for good equipment. Can you imagine putting up this hay with pitchfork and wagon?

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  2. Thoroughly enjoyed this post, G. I love your posts about travel, but descriptions of your everyday life are my favorite. xoxo

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  3. Wow, that sounds like a busy and hard day. I hope the rain stays away until you have gathered all of your hay.

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  4. May your day run smoothly. Pasta salad sounds perfect after your hard day of work.

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  5. you write in such a calm and gentle voice that even your hectic days come off as leisurely. i do know better though. ;o)

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  6. Busy busy busy....Hope everything runs smoothly.

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  7. i totally agree with bon bon. this had such a peaceful 'lilt' to it. i just know you'll spend hours in that tractor pondering life...

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  8. it's always nice to get home and just be able to relax after a FULL day of chores...work...

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  9. You will sleep well tonight.

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  10. The words of a true ranch/farm wife.

    Hope all goes well in the hay field, Buttons

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  11. It sounds like you did a fine job as a mother to teach your daughters how to care for a house and cover for you while you aren't there. Even though you miss them it's good to know they will do well on their own.

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  12. Actually, I want YOU as my daughter - it sounds like you are prepared as you can be~!

    The day after the wedding buttons, I had 26 twenty+ aged kids in my house - AT 9AM! I felt like bilbo baggins and the dwarves in the beginning of the Hobbit - i had my emergency "the horses are loose" early am clothes on and was scurrying about to get them fed breakfast...then the second wave of relatives came for the gift opening for the afternoon and everyone was fed sandwiches & leftover goodies...then dinnertime brought the teardown crew who were fed the extra steaks from the wedding...where were you!? I needed you!!!Next wedding you will be invited for sure!!!! ;)

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  13. I agree with Nancy, after reading this I too want lots of posts about your daily life. This was pure country joy for me.

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  14. This was such a great post. You sound like a wonderful mom who has taught wonderful things to your girls.
    I bet you will sleep like a baby tonight after so much work ;)

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  15. You sure have a busy life! I'm sure rewarding living out in the country amidst nature!

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  16. This post takes me back to the summers of my youth. My mother was the one running off to care for the garden, animals or whatever the place needed before going to pick the cotton.

    I was the one left to see that dinner was on the table the ironing done and the babies tended too.

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  17. You have such full days. The pasta salad sounds nice... it always tastes better after being in the frig for a while. Yes, you'd feel better having prepared it in advance. So busy :D)

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