Tuesday, 10 November 2009
Solomon feeds and does manure management.
Uriah & Oliver (with my help) feed calves.
We usually are all back in the house around 8:00 for breakfast. Needless to say, everyone is hungry by then, so we try to have a nuturious breakfast of greek eggs and/or potatoes. We also enjoy leftovers for breakfast or I will fry up vegetables with scrambled eggs. Dave lays down for a nap, and we try to start school around 9:00. Dave is then off to do his masonry jobs till late afternoon and then it is chore time again. We try to have everything wrapped up by 6:00 -6:30, eat supper, and since it gets dark early, the children go to bed 8:00 - 8:30 and us soon thereafter. This is a typical week day here at our home. Weekends, chores are the same, but we are able to get projects done on Sat. and on Sunday, we go to church and either have a day of fellowship or have family time at home. We have had people tell us that farmers are a special breed of people and after thinking about that, I think they are right. Nobody understands a farmers life, unless you are or were a farmer. It looks like a life of ease, just working at home with the family milking cows, but there is so much more that goes into it then what people realize. Don't get me wrong, it is a good life and it brings alot of positives with it. It also can be never-ending. The cows don't stop producing milk on weekends or holidays. For vacation, we try to do things very close to home or we do staycations, where we stay at home but plan a weekend camping out in the yard with a campfire only doing necessary chores. This past weekend, we went to Camp Swatara for the day, hiking, playing on playgrounds and sitting by pond. It was fun and refreshing! If you happen to have farmer for a neighbor or friend, tell him how much you appreciate his hard work and sacrifice to provide a product that is wholesome. Nowadays, it is not a paying proposition, but that is for another blog.
Until next time..............