Thursday, September 6, 2012

Life as I Knew It!


September 6, 2010.
Life As I Know It!

“Well begun is half done." 
                                Horace


 At the suggestion of my brother, I start this online blog. My head is always full of good thoughts, or bad, happy or sad, depending on what day of the week it is. I spend lots of time thinking as I have Fibromyalgia and do not sleep very well. Working with this disease has some challenges and I will touch on that.
   Let me start by saying, I am a full time farmer, that in itself makes my life very eventful. Being a woman in this business is so very different than what a man would project. My thoughts and style of farming are very different.
  I run the farm with my husband who is a full time construction worker. He works long hours, so the week day farming workload falls to me. He does most of the weekend work except at haying time, and calving time, our busy season. This keeps his night’s busy, coming home eating, and then rushing out to farm. We work very well together. He knows I can handle most things on my own and trusts my judgment.
  We run a cow calf beef farm, we do not use hormones, and they are not grain fed. They are grass fed and require little. They are happy to wander our farm, and live life as intended.
   We feed them hay outside all winter, and all they require is lots of hay, shelter, and bedding. We are lucky enough to have a large cedar bush so this is very easy.  It makes a great windbreak in the winter, and shade and bug repellent in the summer. Combined with an abundance of water and we have very happy cows.
   My city brother came to visit and commented on how the cows look like they live in a cattle spa. We try to make them very comfortable.
   This blog will be mostly about my busy farming lifestyle and juggling an aging parent, who lives on her own, two children that live on their own, a HUGE family of siblings, and life in the country.
  I will try to keep you interested with my thoughts of the day, and in general the life of a very busy girl living, working and dealing with country life.
  Talk to you later.

This was my very first Blog post two years ago today. Some things have changed but most things have remained exactly the same. I do love this Blogger world and the special friends I have made and truly cherish, along my way. Thank you for your support. I cannot grasp those well defined words that could possibly express my true gratitude.
I have learned many important lessons in farming, and life in general along this blogging journey. Your friendship, loyalty, compassion, and your knowledge have kept me going. 
 I do know I am and will remain a proud Farm girl no matter where my imagination may take me. I hope to continue to drag you along with me. (Hopefully not kicking and screaming:)  Hugs. B

Later

29 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your milestone.....I have been enlightened greatly about you & your life on your farm....God Bless...love M xxxx

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  2. Never stop blogging my dear friend. You have a unique talent to tell a story and take the reader right there with you. Very selfishly I also can relive many childhood memories through your blog.

    Love You, BA

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  3. Happy Blogiversary!
    I am enjoying the journey with you.

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  4. Happy Blogversary ! Love your photo. I am very much the same as you. I am always thinking as well as I suffer with a similar chronic body pain to Fibromyalgia . I have Muscular rheumatoid Arthritis , restless leg syndrome and just got my B12 under control. I to don't sleep much or very well I understand how you feel but we have to go on despite right ?! My mum and dad did the same mum stayed home looked after our hobby farm during the week whilst dad was working at a steel company I would help as I had chores before & after school and on the weekends , come the weekends I would help my dad who would work on some of the other farm work ! Now a days I miss it , I am the type of person who enjoys her time always doing something whether its mucking out stalls or gardening of any kind ! I love your blog and how honest you are in your writings ! I enjoy blogging a cyber journal of what goes on in our neck of the woods to share with others that may be in the same boat good or not so good ! Have a good day !

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  5. You farm the way My parents and I did with your live stock the healthy way !

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  6. Happy Blogiversary Buttons! I never read this first post of yours, and I'm glad to get a chance to see it! You've done a great job...keep it up! :)

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  7. Glad you're still at it...love your blog!

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  8. Congratulations on 2 years! I'm so glad I found you. I can't wait to spend many more years with you.

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  9. i'm like a tick you picked up in the bush - i'm stuck to you and your blog. :) happy 2 years, dearie!

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  10. Life as I knew it.

    But is still learning to fully understand it.

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  11. Love your blog, and I'm so happy you started it. Also, the idea of a cattle spa makes me smile. They need fluffy robes!

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  12. lLooking forward to many more years! Thanks for re-posting that first post since I found you after that and enjoyed reading about your cattle herd.

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  13. Happy Blogiversary Buttons! No kicking and screaming here, I intend to enjoy the journey and learn from your wisdom.

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  14. Happy Blogiversary Buttons!
    ~~Blessings~~
    I've sent a reply via email:)

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  15. Congratulations on your 2 years of blogging.

    I thoroughly enjoy your posts.

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  16. Happy 2nd blogiversary! No kicking and screaming here.

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  17. happy Anniversary Dear Bloggie.

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  18. Definitely not kicking and screaming :))
    Happy 2nd blog anniversary. Doesn't time fly when you are having fun.
    Nice to see your first ever blog. :))

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  19. Happy 2nd Bloggiversary Buttons; I can't imagine not having your writing to turn to every day!

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  20. congrats b, so happy to be tagging along!!

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  21. I am SO glad you started blogging! I am amazed that you and your husband are able to farm with his full-time job and your fibromyalgia. It was nice learning a little more about you, since I just "found" you about two or three months ago. I am glad you reached a milestone with your blogging! Wish I could buy some of your grass-fed beef! :-)

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  22. Loved this post. It says a lot about you and I can't say enough about the way you have with words.

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  23. Wow buttons-2 yrs-congrats!! U tell a wonderful story-I'm so glad to have gotten to know you!! It's interesting to go back and read your first post-I knew u were busy-but Wowsa!! U really are busy! Keep the faith-and thanks for sharing !!
    Rain :)

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  24. Happy Blog Anniversary! GOSH>> I have NO IDEA how long I've been bloogging... HMMMM... let's see... AH my first post was March 27, 2006. WOW Doesn't seem that long! I'll gladdly continue to skip "write" along with you my friend!

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  25. I so love your stories. I have always wondered what your husband does. Now I know. I also love how you describe your ranching style. You bring back wonderful memories for me of growing up on a ranch. Thanks.

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  26. That's the kind of meat I want to purchase.

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  27. How fun for us newer followers to get to read "the beginning!" Congrats on two years and here's to many, many more! :)

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  28. happy two years!

    i know i'm glad to have found you...and you don't have to drag me, i'll come willingly...

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  29. happy blogiversary, dear! i love hearing your tales of farming life. they often bring back memories of my childhood surrounded by my grandparents' farmland...good memories. i'm happy that you're still pluggin' along!

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