January 11, 2010 Day 7
I will tell you, this is the easiest time on the farm! WINTER is... I almost feel sorta lazy. But, summer is coming! We can talk then about that lazy feeling. It will kick us in the rear end hard before you know it.
Speaking of summer, its going to be warm here the next couple of days, highs in the upper 30's! Yes! No snow in site either. Today, I was out cross country skiing in the sunshine, it felt great!
Ok, now for the Gentle Giant's journal entry yesterday, aka "GG". He took the challenge literally, and it true man fashion, he put down each time and entry in a more "mannish" way... You will see :)
4 am load stoves, bring down The Great Him into our bed but change diaper first
4:15 am return to slofa
6:00 am start coffee, dedicate day to the Lord
6:30 am play with baby girl and load stoves again, get dressed and brush teethers
7:30 am wake up youngy and make bobbymore for The Great Him
7:45 am check voice mails
8:00 am call over to LV to see if they need a lift this way
8:05 am start reading Psalm 95&96
8:30 am take a call to see if a family can use horses to move a building with the fresh snow
8:40 am finish devotion and personal time and go to shire to try and get plumbing unfrozen! This is me praying
9:30 am finish thawing reservoir and pipes, begin to fill reservoir
9:35 work to finish morning chores
1o am turn out horses
10:15 am come in to discipline the Great Him
10:35 am finish phone call with mulch layer manufacturer in PA
10:55 am call plastic culture company in PA
11 am discuss agritourism article read this morning with the great homemakerang
11:03 am try to consider a way to have my wife who is the the glory of man, feel glorious (awww, Ang here... hmm wonder if this is going to cost me :) HA!)
11:05 am look out and see that the pump is no longer running *note that this is while I'm working on bettering my marriage
11:30 am get the pump working again, needle is sticking in the carb from the moist, frigid air. Oil and gas is ok.
11:40 am headed to shop to work on manure spreader
NOON move spreader into shop, 3 bolts off spreader, start woodstove going in shoppe, pump still going, tite for essa with der family
12:38 back to the spreader, pump still running
1:15 turn off pump, return to the spreader
4:30 roll out round bale for beef herd
4:45 muck the horse stalls
4:55 eat cookies brought from daughter to me, fresh baked, close up shoppe
5:00 ask son to unload firewood into wash house. make phone calls and discuss the evening
take call for girth around back to front of Jim and Bill for custom jingle bell harness!
into the eve, made stir fry for kids, Ang and eldest go out for some time, play lincoln loggers and put babies to bed
I think you have heard enough now. The show must go on...