Good talk is like good scenery-
yet constantly varying,
and full of the charm of novelty and surprise.
Randolph Silliman Bourne
|Life is full of the surprises.|
On August 10, 2014 we had our first cut of hay completely baled. This year we baled the last of our first cut hay on August 9, 2015.
Last year the counter on the baler read 720 bales. This year the counter reads 520. A dramatic drop, but an expected one after the winter, spring and summer weather we have been having. If there is a second cut (it will depend on the weather) we may get if we are very lucky 100 bales. That is a stretch, as we have never had that many before. The constant rain has the second cut looking real good. It is not in our hands but in Mother Natures.
Last night after My Hero and I finished supper around 6:00 and with my sink full of dirty dishes I sat in my comfy chair for a few moments. With my tea sitting on the table while watching the cows out the window, I shut my eyes. The next thing I knew it was almost time for bed. I decided that I should indeed go to bed. It has been a frustrating long exhausting road trying to get this hay done. I had been constantly running and my body said enough of that, it is time to rest.
Last year during haying we were planning a wedding here on the farm. That was fun but we had a lot of work to do. I would not change one thing about that time or that incredible day. This year and with the haying once again done, we are planning a baby shower. Oh yes our daughter (The Bride) and her Handsome Prince are expecting. We do know that it is going to be a little girl.
We, on the farm and that includes Bossy2 (she may need a new pink hat), are so very excited, exhausted but excited. I was asking My Hero the other day if every year was going to be so full of excitement during haying time, as if that was not exciting enough. He smiled.
It looks like we are going to be long-distance Grandparents. That will be something. I have no idea what that really means. When my Mom was a Grandmother most everyone was not too far away. With this digital age it will be very interesting to see how much time I will be spending in front of the computer. In my case I think it will be very interesting to see how much time I will be spending on the train or the road. Oh yes I am pretty sure the train is going to win out over the internet. That whole hugging and holding thing, you know.
Well I just wanted to tell you the good news. I hope that you will understand if my blog posts will be a bit erratic over the next few weeks. I do have lots to say, but time is clicking away seemingly faster with every year. What is with that anyway? I will be trying to catch up on some much needed sleep. There will be the baby shower, and lots of Mommy-to-be time going on around here. I know you all understand this.
So my dear friends I will be posting when I feel the need to share; you know how that goes? I will not commit to a specific day for at least a couple of weeks. I would love to hear from anyone of you out there who has any baby shower ideas. I would also love to hear from anyone who has experience in being a long-distance Grandparent. I need all the help I can get.
I also needed to share with all of you the beautiful gift that had arrived, all the way from Australia. It came from my dear blogger friend Sue K (Maa). We have been friends for almost five years. Sue you are awesome. It is truly beautiful and the Mom-to-be loves it. Thank you and many HUGS. xo
So my friends I will see you all very soon. Oh this is so exciting. With the hay now done, and my waiting to be a Grandma, there is only one thing that would make this perfect. I wish my own Mom was here to share in all the excitement.