Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Work and Celebration on the Farm!

The memory is a treasurer to whom we must give funds,
if we would draw the assistance we need.
               Nicholas Rowe

This would be me working.
 When you throw work, family, animals and a celebration together all in one big pot at the same time it makes for an unforgettable weekend. Every bed in the farmhouse was full, some slept on the floor but that must not have been too much of a hardship as there was laughter and giggling into the wee hours. The mornings began early with breakfast and My Hero and Treadstone going out to work in the hot sun. There were Gatorade runs, water runs and you forgot your hat runs. Oh I must not forget photo ops in the cool tub.There were those times when we girls while looking out the window asked questions like “Should one of us go and hold the ladder?” We were having a great visit sitting in front of the big window, watching those men work. Yes of course I went to hold the ladder.

Did someone say cake?
This was a rare long weekend with both my girls, and Niece A. The summer will bring crazy busy times in everyone’s life and we were making the most of these minutes of leisure. M will be moving very soon and today was to be a great family celebration, there was much to do. We sat here and enjoyed the view that we can always count on. This window seems to pull you into its view and not let go.
The cows must have got wind of the celebration and they ran into the big field behind the house so they would not be missing any of the people action. They would later stand behind the window and stare at all those visitors eating cake, laughing and thoroughly enjoying being together.

Buttons Thoughts lost the H

M would bring a very cute cuddly kitten home (Thank you Oma) a companion for Miss Mollee to move to the Big City so she would not be lonely. I was smitten and so was everyone else who looked into Miss Marbles eyes. This little bundle of fur was running around the big farmhouse loving the view of the big window. I hope she will love the view from the apartment window in the Big City, I am pretty sure there will be no cows staring back.

After all the work the boys had done, all the meals, the celebration with family and all the laughter of this memory making weekend I sit here alone in front of this big window staring out into the field. The dishes are done, the laundry is done, the beds are made, and the house is back to normal. The cows are eating the square hay bales from the barn that Treadstone and My Hero had loaded into the dump wagon. The cows are happy, everyone is now on the busy highway back to their homes in the city and I guess I am a little sad and wondering when the next celebration on the farm will be. Oh but what great memories I have to pull out later.



  1. Nothing better than a weekend with a full house of loved ones! I know exactly how you feel when they depart though. Thank goodness for the memories.

  2. Sounds like a wonderful weekend. Yes, it's always a little sad when it ends, but memories are wonderful.

    Have a great week.


  3. sounds wonderful! family time is so refreshing and makes me feel recharged. that kitten is a cutie. keep up the wondeful storytelling...

  4. Family time is the best time. So glad that both girls got home and also the extended family.
    I will have J home this weekend so am looking forward to that.
    Hope everything else has settled down.

    Love BA

  5. Sounds like a wonderful time with the ones you love!

  6. what a wonderful weekend. i love this. fills my heart for you.

  7. Good to hear about the goodness and fun. You and your family deserve it.

  8. I had to giggle at myself... My response to your post was going to be; "You're living the American dream." Then I remembered that you are not in America! ;) Oh well, you're still livin' the dream. :)

    Blessings, Debbie

  9. I can't imagine not living on our farm, surrounded by sweet animals and warm fuzzies.

    Thanks for all your visits and sweet comments....

  10. a perfect, treasure-filled weekend! little miss marbles will just have to get used to pigeons. ;o)

  11. Buttons

    Glad to hear you had a fun and exciting weekend! It is great to go home and spend time with those we love the most. A little spoiling from Mom goes a long way! I hope Mom's feel that the same.

    According to your "work" pictures I think you and I could get along pretty well! lol

  12. It sounds as if you had a lovely fun weekend with you family. You really can't beat that can you?

  13. So glad you have memories to tuck in your hat and pull out whenever necessary...love the photo of the kitten! hang on little one!

  14. Buttons, you're going to need all these wonderful memories when the house is empty and M leaves home. Good luck on her journey into the world and we'll be here when you need us to chat to. Hugs Sue

  15. Sounds like a wonderful weekend. The images make me want to pack my stuff and move...right now. The kitty is adorable.

  16. You had as busy a w/e as I!
    Garage sales, birding, I need the week to relax!
    Cheers from Cottage Country!

  17. Yes, it's a great time when the house is full like that. Beaut memories that kind of imprint themselves on to our surroundings.
    Lovely thoughts Buttons :D) xx

  18. thank you for your kind comment about my dear nugget. i am so glad you had a lovely time with your family, your view is so pretty and little black kitty is adorable. miss marble? it is sad when everyone leaves, but then i do love the peace and quiet too. take care and thanks again.

  19. Wonderful times and love and laughter! Been trying to leave u comments-but just have this iPhone-for which I am grateful-but more difficult then computer to use! I do appreciate your support buttons!! Positive thoughts!-Rain


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