With work and school, we are apart all week. When the weekend comes, we try to do as much as we can together as a family.
Show weekends are always family weekends.
Sometimes we have to divide and conquer, so there are some weekends that I will stay home one day to just keep up on the laundry, cleaning and grocery shopping. But, I am always there for show day.
However...the last 2 weekends have not been divide and conquer....but divide and sleep.
I came down with the creeping crud.
It's not the flu...thank goodness!
But, it is the nasty, won't go away, symptoms I haven't had since I was a kid cold.
I am two weeks in, and just when I think I am getting better, I get a new and bizarre symptom.
The last 2 weekends have been back to back Sunday show weekends. We always dread this point of the show season, because we are almost at burnout point, and then we have to push through two weekends in a row.
The only thing that keeps us going is knowing that pushing hard now, means we get to finish our season a couple of weeks earlier than in the past.
I had every intention of being at the shows the last 2 Sundays. I hate to miss my kids showing. I love to watch them and be there to support them.
But, my weekends have just been bad. Bad enough that I don't feel guilty not leaving the couch all day.
So....I sent them on their way with orders to send me pictures.
It is hard sitting on the couch, watching the clock and not knowing exactly what is going on.
I send them frequent reminders....but they did a pretty good job at keeping me up to date on the day's adventures.
Walker finished 4th overall in junior showmanship, which is the best he has ever done.
Daniel said he did everything perfect.
I hate missing these moments.
Isaac and Walker each ended up with a Reserve Champion in the Miniature breeds class.
When your kids are little, all you wish is that they would grow up and not need you so much.
Now, my boys are grown up and don't need me as much...
I don't like it.
While I am glad they were able to get themselves into the show ring without my help, I really miss being part of the activity and excitement.
There are only 2 more shows in the season.
We have a much needed week off, a show at Holmes County, another week off, and then we will end the season at the Ohio Beef Expo.
This is the final push. The cows are really changing and the points race is close. This is when the season gets really exciting, but also when we are exhausted and near our breaking point.
A little longer, a little more rest, and hopefully we will be back at it as a complete family to end out the season.
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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.