Toil and pleasure,
in their nature opposites,
are linked together in a kind of necessary connection.
So I understand some of my Blogger friends are wondering where Buttons has gone. Why is she not reading, nor commenting on the Blog post, the one that I put so much thought and effort into? I was wondering the same thing so I thought I would look at a typical day for me,lately.
Today for example I have a dentist appointment at 10 AM so I must hurry so there will be no time to read anything. I will try for tomorrow or later tonight, if I cannot sleep. I have not forgotten any of you.
It is now 6:00 AM and the time change has put my world on a bit of a tilt. Most times I would have already been outside. It is dark, really, really dark out. I sat down to drink a coffee and try to type out this post so you will know that I am still alive, and possibly some of you do like to know what is going on here, down on the farm. Since I cannot possibly tell you what my today is going to be like,I will describe my yesterday.
Up at 5:30 made a coffee sat at the computer and checked the temperature. That is a very important part of my day, because as you know outside work requires being prepared for whatever is out there. Read the headlines of our local paper just in case I missed something that could and would affect my day. I did get a chance to read a few of your Blog posts but did not have time to comment. I turned off the computer, quickly ate a banana while heading downstairs to get ready for the start of my chores. The sun was still not up but I mixed milk replacer and filled bottles for two orphaned calves that are waiting in the barn for me. Oh I forgot, you are probably wondering why there are now two.
Well Lucy you may remember, but now there is Louie. That is another very long story. I do not have time to tell this one today but I hope to share soon, I promise.
7 AM and I started up the tractor as I passed by, then I opened up the barn door to the sound of “She’s here, she’s here” (that could be my imagination but this would be my story after all). Let two very hungry and pushy calves out of the pen and am suddenly the most popular girl in the world. Held on to two bottles and watched them drain them pretty fast. Took them for a bit of a run, all I have to do for this exercise was to take away the bottles. Back and forth, run run. This is an important part of my regular exercise routine lately. I told them “Bye for now, see you at noon”. They willing walked back into the pen to rest. That may have been a bit of an exaggeration on my part. Louie is one hungry little guy.
Back to the tractor, then headed to go feed the cows, and then check once again for calves and any signs of calving. My Hero had checked in the night. I walked around the girls checking and talking and made sure everyone was OK. Seven calves were now running around making it hard to count, but I have to say so nice to see.
It turned out to be a lucky day for me, no calves and no impending signs of anything happening anytime soon. I was excited knowing I could go to my writing class in town. I said goodbye to the girls and headed to take a much needed shower, after the Lucy and Louie play time. Off to town, it was 9:30. After a two hour class, rushed to get some much needed supplies and headed back to feed Lucy and Louie. Since it was a beautiful day, I let them out of the barn (play pen) to run in the barnyard. I headed down to check cows again. All was well. It was then 2:30.
I had some trouble putting Lucy and Louie back in the barn so that took some time. I will do that again today they need the exercise and possibly so do I. Ran back into the house threw something in a crockpot on high and sat down for a minute talking on the phone to two very important people. Woke up to the sound of the door it was My Hero home for supper.
After supper he went to check cows and feed Lucy and Louie while I cleaned up. Finally both in the same room we talked about our days. By this time I was exhausted and went to bed about 8PM. The sound of the tractor starting woke me up about 1 AM My Hero was off to do the night check. I lay my head back down. This brings me right back to this morning.
If I am lucky it will go just as smoothly and I will get in a visit with my Mom after the dentist and Lucy and Louie time. There are four cows going to calf very soon so I never know what my day will bring.
So, if you think I am ignoring you I do apologize. Have a nice weekend. I love weekends, My Hero is home. We get to work together.