The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
So it’s Monday (don't worry I know it is Wednesday for you) and I am sitting here watching the rain come down and thinking of those two fields of hay that never quite made it into the baler, sigh.
I sit here sipping my coffee and watching as that cute little bunny that loves, and I mean really loves my kale sits in the rain munching on the abundant grass behind the house staring and probably wondering why I dumped soapy water on that kale to deter him. I feel a bit guilty about that but I have been thinking; you know if you eat it all neither one of us will have any. There was an article online that tells of a severe shortage of kale seed so I must say I am not going to share with you if you continue to be greedy Mr. Bunny Rabbit, I have no problem with a couple of crunched leaves but the whole plant is a little much don’t you think? Don’t look at me like that.
On Saturday we baled hay most of the day, well I baled the hay while following My Hero who was raking, around the field, I rather like following him, and he has always led me to where I needed to go even if I did not believe it at the time. Take this whole farming thing I truly never would have thought I would ever be a Farmgirl while growing up in a little village with not one cow in sight. So meeting this Farmboy, falling in love and then eventually buying our own farm was probably something I would never have picked for myself but it seems to have worked out for the best.
I always dreamed of living in the city writing stories and being famous while going to lots of plays at the theater and eating in fancy restaurants just like I had always seen in those old black and white movies. I know, my life sounds so different doesn’t it? He obviously knew better than I and I probably would not have survived in the city, I do love to be surrounded by the bush full of trees and wildlife, he knew that would have been hard to find in the city I had dreamed about long ago. I do indeed like to go to restaurants, they don’t have to be fancy and I do enjoy plays in Toronto once in a while with our girls. The writing thing well I get to blog which is still sharing my stories and that whole famous thing I do not need, I am truly happy where I am.
These days with a bit more experience and knowledge of what we are doing under our belt after many years of the so called winging it as farmers we have finally come to a place in our lives where we can basically “roll with the punches” as they say and know we can handle anything Mother Nature, the economy and life in general throws at us as long as we do it together, I LOVE that. There have been many lessons learned and earned during this transition to our now Full grown senior adult Farmer title. I appreciate every one of those lessons now even though I have to say I truly did not understand while we were going through them while struggling to get to the end of those sometimes horrible lessons.
The rain is really coming down hard now, the fields of hay will be swimming in water requiring lots of patience and more work to get the job done but I finally can understand that it will get done eventually and there is nothing I can do about the weather. Oh yes that lesson took me a very long time to understand.
So it’s Monday and I have time to sit and dream about what may or may not have become of me if I had never met this Farmboy and ended up with this wonderful life I am so lucky to enjoy. Life can be one big mystery.
Quit looking at me Mr. Bunny Rabbit.
Did your childhood dreams take a different turn than you imagined?