Christmas Wish List on the Farm
Christmas shopping season is in full swing.
If you are anything like me, you have run across the "perfect gift" all year long, but are just waiting for the right time to buy it. Now that it is that "right time" you can't think of a single thing to buy.
Here are a few ideas to help prompt your memory.
Or, If you have one of those farmers that just doesn't really want anything, hopefully this will help.
Last week we made our second trip down to Louisville, KY for the North American International Livestock Exhibition (NAILE).
To be honest...none of us really wanted to go. I don't know why, but we just dreaded the trip. All the packing, planning, money and hard work, just wasn't floating my boat.
But, we knew we had to do this. We have some cows that needed to be in the show ring.
Live Stream of the Show
We just got home from the 2016 North American International Livestock Exhibition.
If you are bored and want to something to do, here is video of the show that you can watch.
The Miniature Hereford show starts around 5:09.
Spoiler alert....we had 4 in the final drive.
Next week I will post all the details of our trip and the results.
Remember to be Thankful
We are about half way through November, a week-and-a-half away from Thanksgiving and only 39 days away from Christmas.
Now that the Halloween decorations are out of the way, those few stores that didn't already have Christmas decorations up are now in Christmas overdrive.
Black Friday ads have been "leaked" for weeks.
I will have to admit...I love Christmas.
I am having a really hard time not letting myself "get it the Christmas mood." Once I start it is hard for me to stop.
I do have almost half of my shopping done, but I am one that shops all year round. The mailman and UPS drivers are frequent visitors around here. If it can't be ordered online, you won't be getting it from me. If I wait until after Thanksgiving to start my Christmas shopping, my life is consumed with the holiday rush and I don't have the time to savor the holiday and do the things that are really important to me.
But what about that day we call Thanksgiving?
For the Love of Darkness
Yesterday morning I rolled over in bed only to see sunshine peaking throught the corners of the window blinds. I looked at the clock, but didn't really know what time it was. Did Daniel change the clocks? I relished that extra hour of sleep thanks to daylight savings time.
I am not really sure what the logic is behind daylight savings time, but to me, when it is 5:00 it should be 5:00. If it is light outside then we should be out working. If it is dark, then it is time to come in and go to bed.
We are now in the season of darkness. It is dark when we leave in the morning and dark when we get home each evening.
I live in a divided house. Daniel and the boys hate this time of year. They have been whining about it for a month.
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.