Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The winter resting is over...

To concentrate too long on one subject
will cause the loss of perspective and
a common-sense viewpoint.
                          Jules Ormont


Boy, oh boy, have I been busy. This time of year, things always start to speed up and sometimes run a bit crazy, all on their own. There has barely been anytime for watching Netflix and lying on the couch.


 Yes, you heard that right. I did seem to find a lot of spare time during those cold days of our past winter. I always finished feeding and taking care of the cow’s needs, but then finding it too cold to snowshoe, I seemed to have let things slide, just a bit around here. So now, I am at a frantic pace trying to catch up before the approaching haying season.


There were not very many opportunities for exercising going on this winter, so I decided to join a Pole Walking class a few weeks ago. My need to keep healthy as I age, seems to be very important to me lately. Yes I know, what was I thinking? I love the class and the people, but those two classes coupled with the creative writing class I have been keeping up with all year have my week pretty full now. I must admit keeping busy has me sleeping like a baby at night, always a good thing. I shall keep it up, as long as I am able.


Spring around the farm makes for many things going on all at once. My Hero has been planting fields. So that leaves me running around town after those classes filling my Jeep with seed, blocks of salt and groceries all jammed in together. Next week there is talk of filling it with baler twine. Oh yes the season of my fetching has begun. Thor the bull was moved to a new home and he is looking forward to some new pretty ladies to flatter. We finally let the cows into the pasture. That is always a special time. New beginnings and catching up with what you missed, or forgot all about doing, seems to be what spring is all about.


My mornings now consist of getting up at first light. I usually try to check my Blog and Facebook in case something comes up with you, my friends out there. I then head outside to give Louie and Lucy some grain and that needed attention they had gotten used to over the winter. Then I go back to the back fields of the farm to check the cows and calves. I must admit it is not all about work. I do take time in the mornings to spend with Bossy2 and Red, trying to get those hat shots that we all love. I do hope all of you are keeping busy while balancing the extra work you have found that spring brings. Never forget to enjoy the things that make you smile. We will get through this busy season, together.


So I thought I would fill this post with smiles for you in case I forget to come back for a bit. Do know this... I am thinking of all of you while you and I both work through the busy season, whatever that means in your world. See you soon. Don’t forget to smile.


Later

25 comments:

  1. that's a happy herd! love all the green grass they've got right now. hope all the work manages to get done, somehow! and good for you for the pole walking, to!

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  2. Love your photos ! We have been busy building and planting flower gardens since Saturday and now I have been cleaning windows inside and out lol then it will be time to sit back and watch the flowers bloom and all the little creatures that visit them ! Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

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  3. Enjoyed viewing your images, especially the close up the cow's nose. That is so cute! Usually at this time of year, I would be planting my boxes..instead I am in my studio painting. I need to do an awful lot of work by sometime in 2016, preparing for our art show. I would prefer to be roaming out side with my camera instead. The pole walking is wonderful. I do that all the time, gets your upper body in shape as well.

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  4. Your summer gets crazy busy. Much has to be done that just takes time. Don't worry winter will be here soon enough and then you can watch a few movies.

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  5. I do like the hat....wonderful you have time for some activities.....I have Netflix now, it came to Australia in March, so I joined..do like it.

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  6. seeing them running to go out to the fields, is the photo of the day for me.

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  7. Your photos sure made me smile...thanks:)

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  8. I don't know which is better - happy herds running for green pastures, or your lovely hat model! Thank you for a much needed smile. *hugs*

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  9. Hey Buttons ... how could I not smile looking at all those fun red hat photos! Good luck with all the spring chores. I'm looking forward to seeing you in a couple of months!

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  10. Love the hat! It is, indeed, a busy time of year. But so worth it after the endless winter!

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  11. I think your girls are all running to come try on the red hat! Wishing I could join you in pole walking. I could use the exercise as well.

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  12. Busy time YES for us all but laughter and smiles need to be at the too of our " to do/be!"

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  13. Work does seem to suddenly pile up in spring, doesn't it? I miss those winter days myself!

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  14. I think Bossy 2 should join the Red Hat Ladies. She looks good in red.

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  15. Lovely to catch up with you again B. It's real nice to read how you're going these days. You're certainly keeping busy and doing things you like as well as things you've got to do! Beaut to know you're smiling. Love the red hat... very stylish - that is, when you get the chance to wear it... a lot of competition there ;D) Cheerio now and hugs xx

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  16. Your cows really seem to enjoy their hats and the attention. I know they really love YOUR attention and the hats are a side benefit for us, so thank-you ladies !

    Being busy running errands is one of those jobs that takes up so much time & energy but garners little respect as a time-eater. Good thing you have funny cows, a hero, and some challenging and interesting classes in between.

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  17. Hi B! Spring has flown by here in SC and we are not looking forward to the hot humid days of Summer ahead. BUT This weekend is supposed to be "perfect"! And Scott and I are going to see a play - have not done that in YEARS!

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  18. Now I'm trying to decide if Pole Walking is like Pole Dancing. If so, I'm wondering what you ladies are wearing. Perhaps nothing but that red hat! Goid luck with your spring chores. You sound busy but happy.

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  19. Your cows are looking fat and sassy and I just adore the red hat! I don't know what pole walking is, but I picture fast walking, so don't wear yourself out! I'm doing good to get my 12000 steps in every day, and that's about all I can handle. Have a wonderful weekend Grace!!

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  20. I thought about you a lot on our adventure to Canada. You live in a very beautiful and diverse country. I love the red hat. What is pole walking? I liked Barb's comment if it was like pole dancing. Funny. I didn't realize Canada was the banana belt, but the weather was warm and wonderful the whole time. Here it is cold and wet! Glad you are enjoying your classes.

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  21. Good for you Buttons, for getting out and walking and taking classes! It's good to keep busy, but it sounds like you are taking time to smell the fresh cut hay, too! I love that you do errands for your hero. :) Karen

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  22. The hat shots sure put a smile on my face but up the nostril was a belly giggle. Well it is not spring here but our seasons are not a lot different from each other. Its just a bit cooler especially in the mornings and at night. We keep busy volunteering at U3A and playing with friends. The garden screams to be cared for now and then. You take care and enjoy all those activities.

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  23. I love today's quote!!! The cow pics gave me my morning smile :)

    Enjoy your classes!!

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  24. I love the red hat you and one of your girls are wearing in the photos. The cows and calves looked so happy to be getting out into the pasture.
    I can't imagine how busy you are some days, and where you find the time to post such great stories, but I'm glad you do. I love reading them.

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  25. That red hat is awesome, so are your cattle! Seems the older we get, the harder it gets to stay in shape or even care.
    You are a good example!

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