Vacation Week








My view while enjoying coffee this morning:Morning view during coffee

Lots of hustle and bustle this week. I am so glad that I decided to take the week off work. The monstrous to-do list I made is getting …  longer! For every task I accomplish, I have been adding at least three more.

Mother’s Day evening one of the goats got caught in his fence. My youngest son discovered the awful scene. We had to meet the vet at the clinic for treatment. Luckily, I am home this week for the TLC the little goat needs. One of the treatments is hot compresses with Epsom Salts. Funny in a way (or maybe just nostalgic) because most of our wounds as kids, Mom and Dad had us treat with Epsom Salts soaks.

My oldest son is home from college. My youngest son is graduating high school Saturday. The oldest started his full-time, summer job yesterday as the youngest had his last day of HS on Tuesday. The house has been full of activity and schedule changes.

Keeping the fridge and pantry stocked is not easy. Keeping the house clean? Might be impossible! The yard finally looks mowed instead of cut for baling. The 4-wheeler is running. Life is good.

Speaking of the 4-wheeler, Pig-farmer and I rode it to the pond at my Mom’s to check on the summer-prep progress of my son and friends.  It looks great, by the way, but I didn’t think to take pictures.  Hunter, the big ol’ lab, was hanging with the boys, but decided he would follow us back home.  I said, he’s too old to run that whole way.  So, Pig-farmer loaded the 100+ pound dog onto the back of the 4-wheeler with me for the ride home.  Hunter used me as his “back-stop.”  My abs got a good workout as I fought falling off the back as Hunter leaned against me, enjoying the ride.  Yes, we got a few funny looks from people we met on the road.

I’m sleeping the sleep of a physically tired person at night.

I’m looking forward to time with my brother and the family, as a whole, this weekend.

I am also prepping for tonight’s presentation at our Chamber’s annual meeting. The title is, “Everything I know about business, I learned on the farm.” Today = practice, practice, practice!!

The animals are maybe a little spoiled. I have taken time to give treats in the morning and linger during the morning chores.

Poor Saint … a fly kept annoying him during his early-morning nap!


About Marla Rose

This blog documents our farm life in central Illinois with photographs, experiences, and a dash of cooking. Pour a cup of coffee and enjoy sharing part of our lives!
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8 Responses to Vacation Week

  1. cecilia says:

    The scene from your step looks just lovely, and the dog on the mat on the porch is divine! You were pretty busy, i hope your list got a little shorter! Thank you for inviting me over!! c

  2. vivinfrance says:

    I enjoyed my visit, thanks for showing us around. The tractor journey sounds hilarious. Labs can lean pretty hard!

  3. pattisj says:

    What a pretty view! Flies drive us all crazy.

  4. says:

    I am envious of your irises. Really envious.

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