Saturday, November 9, 2013

A Day In The Life...

A blustery Saturday,
much to be done,
all hands on deck,
we need everyone... step up to the plate,
no slacking or slouching,
absolutely no sitting,
or reading or couching!
Spaghett’s to be cooked,
chocolate cake too,
sandwiches to ready,
there's so much to do!
Toilets to scrub,
floors to sweep up,
vacuuming and ironing,
twelve, forty-eight, HUT!

Deer to be butchered,
corn to harvest,
before the snow flies
in serious earnest!

Weary and draggin’,
much work lies ahead,
time enough for resting,
when we’re tucked into bed!
Butchers still at it,
seventy came in today,
on top of the seventy,
received yesterday.

Got a bit of a blizzard,
the men had to quit,
combining corn,
t'was too sticky and wet.

Praying it melts,
with dry days ahead,
to finish it up,
so the herd is well fed.

Didn’t mention the milkings,
which bookend our days,
nor the feeding and bedding
of the bovines which pays!
Tomorrow's the Sabbath,
much long'd day of rest.
As we worship our Saviour,
we'll all be refreshed.


  1. I love it! Thanks for sharing pictures of the farm and the family. I appreciated the picture of Caleb and the bear! Not often you see that. Delightful post.

  2. Janet, I knew people would think so, but that's actually not Caleb with the bear, it's the hunter who shot it. :-) Strong resemblance, huh?

  3. Well, I just thoroughly enjoyed seeing all these pictures!!! Especially of all the girls working so hard. (Hi Girls!!! Way to go!)

    And y'all have SNOW!!! Wow! Sarah is our Miss Snow-Bird. She would love to see some of the white stuff! I loved this post!

    p.s. i thought that was Caleb too!

  4. My boys will enjoy seeing these...except that RED farm equipment! Sorry, I seem to be raising some John Deere fans around here. :P

  5. Holly, your boys sound just like Caleb, only in reverse! He says the same thing about green tractors. Hahaha! Our machinery is all so old now, but as long as it works we just can't justify buying new or newer. I wonder if Caleb's softening though, he mentioned something about a John Deere a while back. :-)

    1. Kenton bought a New Holland tractor at an auction. Our younger son told him, "You're crazy!" When it brought nothing but trouble for the first few months, Kenton was pretty sure he agreed with his son. :D
      I read that a new little one will be added to your family. Congratulations! What a joy!