Friday, June 13, 2008

Busy life

This last week has been so hectic - I don't know whether I am coming or going. But it is a good hectic - as everything we are doing may/should benefit us at some point down the road.

Last week Todd worked 54 hours of overtime. Yes, that's right - 54 hours. So a lot (ok - all) of the farm chores have fell to me. This wouldn't be bad, but with 2 herds of cows and bull, that means 2 water troughs to fill, 2 bales of hay to put out, 3 buckets of grain - to different pastures. And the skidloader and I really don't get along (I make the kids go in the house or sit on the deck when I am running it - that way there is no chance of them getting run over). I always say if someone would videotape it - we'd win "America's Funniest Home Videos" easy.
I shudder to think of how many hours of overtime he worked this week.

And it has been so stinking hot - water troughs need filled at 6 a.m. (before I go to work) and again when I get home at 3, and then usually topped off about 8 p.m. Grass needs mowed, pots of flowers need watered, the garden needs water - you all get the idea. I spent 4 hours mowing the yard last night - not because the grass has grown - but the weeds got too tall too quick.

Our hay fields need mowed desperately - but because Todd has been so busy at work, he can't get off to mow them in the evenings. And I have no desire to run the discbine - and he has no desire to let me attempt to run it. Maybe tonight. . . .or tomorrow night . . . .we crop share one 25 acre field - Todd and I put the hayfield in, the owner brought the seed. We get 1st cutting, he gets second cutting, once he gets his 400 bales for his llamas, we get the rest. But first the weather and Todd's work schedule need to coordinate. I'm just glad our corn is in - and we aren't farming 150 acres like we did before kids.

This weekend the kids have a 4-h field trip, I'm hoping to get my sewing done, and pick up 10 lbs. of rhubarb to freeze and strawberries to make jam. We'll see.


A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Busy Life is an understatement -You sound like super woman! Hope things start to settle down again soon. I have never heard of freezing rhubarb - I will have to give it a try. I have noted a few people lately have mentioned they freeze jam. I can see I will have to utlise my freezer better.

5 Chicks and a Farmer said...

Ah yes! The chores. I hear you sister. When Jason is at the fire station, my plate looks like an all you can eat buffet. The stuff keeps a comin'!

I hope you have a restful weekend.

Lib said...

Hope things slows down for you!
Hope you have agreat wk.end!

SewAmy said...

omg, you are so busy. how do you do it all?

Avalon Acres Farm said...

Holy cow, how are you still standing---and your hubby too, for that matter! I'm having a hard time getting to my little garden to weed, I don't know how you do it all! At least it hasn't been as hot---last weekend was a bear!

Anonymous said...

Tis the crazy season! At least you can still call it "the good kind of busy!!" ;) Take care and get some rest where you can!