Father’s day for farmers

We won't have a big celebration for Father's Day. There isn't time for that in a farmers schedule. The girls have requested to help with a dinner they planned of salad, fried chicken, onion rings and fried pies. They will make Lynn a card, and I got him some new work pants. Beyond that, it... Continue Reading →

No kids at the grocery store

I went to the store today withOUT the ratbabies.  It was quiet. It was peaceful. I could read my grocery-list in its entirety and not have to peel a small person off a merchandising display. It was lovely. Except Nobody told me ANY jokes. Nobody fought over who got to hold my hand. There was... Continue Reading →

Convictions from kid-fights.

Now, when I don't like something I typically grouch about it. So this isn't a sermon. I ain't no preacher yo. Last night my girls were griping and fighting about doing the easy tasks I asked them to do. (think, set out paper napkins and pick up trash they just threw on the floor) Tired,... Continue Reading →

Only moderately crazy.

Today I felt crazy. Even crazier than normal. For the past 4-5 days Claire has been belligerent.  Every single thing I have asked her has gone like this. Me- "Claire, would you rather take your frog (toy) to your room or put it on the shelf?" (Trying to trick her into thinking she had a... Continue Reading →

I'm spring-cleaning it this week. I am doing my best to stay home and let the girls (and myself) relax and finish up things we've started and MAYBE EVEN CLEAN. (Don't hold your breath on that one though!) I scrounged these old come crates from an old milking shed on the farm a while back.... Continue Reading →

A violent tragedy has occured. We've cleaned up the crime scene and have a prime suspect in custody. A confession is expected soon.

Hay Season

It's hay time on the farm. Typically they bale hay (which is a feed source for the cattle in the winter when the grass is dormant) twice, maybe three times a year if weather conditions are favorable. They do round bales meant for cattle which are easier to move with equipment and only a few... Continue Reading →

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