An Ordinary Day
Last Saturday was just an ordinary day on the farm.
Not really ordinary for us...because we ordinarily aren't home for a whole day.
It was an uneventful weekend left completely blank on the calendar. We didn't have one thing scheduled for the entire weekend.
Just a day to ourselves and a Sunday with church and afternoon rest.
It may not be ordinary for us to be home, but on the rare occasion that we get to be an ordinary family, this is what and ordinary day looks like.
The day started with a lazy start and everyone getting up when their bodies where well rested and ready to start a new day.
A rare treat for all of us.
After a lazy start, it was time to get to work.
Fina wasn't too happy about having her morning disturbed.
But I guess she forgave us...because it was breakfast time.
Louisville is less than a month away.
It was a perfect day to wash and work all the cows that we will be taking to the North American International Livestock Exposition.
It is always important to wear your ear protection ...and look cool doing it.
A little clipping....
And a little behavior work.
Fina and Jewel are just waiting for their turn.
Daisy is already worn out...and the day is still young.
While the wash stall and grooming chutes are full...find something else to do.
The clock is ticking.
We finally got some much needed rain this week.
Unfortunately, it brought a dead limb down on the fence.
The fence survived, but the debris still had to be cleaned up.
Back to working cows.
Walker calls this his football practice.
Patience and a soft hand. He is so good at this.
A job well done deserves a good back rub.
Papa stops by to check on the cows. They can't decide who they like the best.
Ribbon knows they are eyeing her.
It's time for a break...
The Buckeye game is on.
There is a very good reason we have a leather couch...
That is one bunch of stinky cowboys!
The day is not done and there is still more to do.
The cows are all clipped...but now it is time to clip the kids.
(He has had about enough of me and my camera for one day)
It has been a good day and a lot has been done.
He is proud of these cows.
But don't worry...
It is not all work and no play around here.
Dad was getting a little grumpy and needed to cool down.
Good thing Isaac can run faster than his dad.
He keeps thinking mom and dad need to try out his roller blades too.
It was a good day.
An ordinary day.
Nothing special...but a special day spent at home with family and cows.
These are the days that are too few and far between.
A perfect mix of rest, work, relaxation, fun and good old family time.
I love this ordinary life!
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Hello! I am Heather... the city girl turned mom to manure loving country boys. My husband and I both grew up in the city, but spent weekends visiting grandparents in the country. We are first generation farmers who learn best by almost always doing things the hard way. I hope you enjoy following along with our adventures down on the farm.