Saturday, July 2, 2011

Any ideas?

Contrary to popular belief, I have not fallen off the face of the planet. I have been working like crazy around here. It's funny how people perceive what we do here on the farm as easy or something that takes only a small amount of time. We find that people ask us to do things or want us to volunteer for something because we are always home and have so much spare time. Can I hit them? C.S.Farmer works from six in the morning and never comes in before eight or nine at night. And there are still a gazillion things that need to be done. I work all day long, but much of what I do is inside. Of course there are days when I'm at work, but when I'm here in the farmhouse it's none stop work. I need to blog about an average day sometime.

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. I'm declaring my independence and refusing to do anything on the 4th! No parties or picnics, no hikes or vacations, no nap Yikes! Who said that? The only thing I'm actually planning this weekend is a nap. I'm so busy I have to plan them or just collapse to get one. The latter usually upsets the family, so I plan them!

These guys appeared on my kitchen window. They seem to be some type of small moth. They have a white area on their heads that makes me think of the old powder wigs from Colonial times. We named one Martha Washington, so I guess the other one is George!


  1. LOVE George and Martha. ha!

    i hope you have some good 'down' time this weekend! sounds like you need it!!!

    thanks for taking the time to stop in and blog visit! i don't know how you do it!

  2. Dear Patrice I can relate to to you as I work on a Dairy farm and I'm in charge of the calves and young heifers and it's hard work and I have developed some biceps from working and I have calluses on my hands.

    The only time I don't work is when I sit at the computer for short period of time now and then when I just need to sit down for wee rests.

    I'm getting too old for this pace.

    I hope that you were allowed to rest for a bit. Have a great weekend. JB

  3. I hope you get your nap AND have a great Fourth of July holiday!

  4. Enjoy your independence from work this weekend. And thank you for the advice on the cattle!

  5. Patrice- Love the names of the moths! So cute. How's your precious Wendell doing? I love that guy! Ah, farming. While I'd love to live on a farm, I'm pretty sure that I'd never be able to keep up with the amount of work that goes into keeping one up. My granddaddy's family were farmers from WAY back. My granddaddy was the first to move off the farm. But Papa (my greatgranddaddy) worked his farm until the day he died and he was in his 80s. There's probably no one occupation I respect more than farming!

    Oh, and those people? They are the same ones who used to ask me all the time because, "You just stay home with your kids." JUST? right. LOL

  6. GEORGE!!! it looks nothing like me!!!
    I know how busy farmers are Granpops was one, Gran would always be there to cook up a meal for the workers.
    Take it easy, put your feet up with a glass of wine, did I say that!! I'm a dog I don't drink wine!!beer yes ;)
    Have a good week
    See Yea George xxx

  7. People seriously believe you have time to spare??!! Must be city folk ;)

    Love the Washingtons.... they look so odd... they really do look like they're dressed up for something

  8. George and Martha are quite not sure what they might be. First made me think of a Hummingbird Moth, but I don't really think they are.

  9. Oh I LOVE people like that. Just love them. My parents are like that--they keep waiting for me to get a "real job". My mother keeps insisting I don't know how hard it is to run a family when I don't have a 9-5 job. Ha! I have a 5-8 job, does that help?

    Some people will never get it.

  10. I'm with you Patrice. I work full time, and have NO time for "fun" it seems... because I come home and then work here for three or four hours in the evening. Maybe someday we'll have all the projects done and can sit and admire things, but for now...

  11. It's the same here. When morning comes, I hit the floor running. I always have a long list of things to get done and rarely ever get to them all. I go all day until I have to sit down in the late afternoon for a cup of coffee and relax for a bit before dinner.

    Hubby will be home in the summer to help me, so the list should go faster now but there is so much more to be done, as well!

    I have no time for other things, but I don't want them, either. I love my life! I love being busy on the farm!


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