A new routine & Photo Friday

Times have sure been a changin’ around here.  Not just one, but both of my boys have moved to their college apartments.  Dang.  Talk about change.  Talk about living the quiet life!  I have reminded myself numerous times that this is a good sign of progress in all our lives.  After all, our goal as parents is to help our kids achieve to the best of their ability.  So, I tell myself.  Yada yada yada.  

Anywho, after the trips and trauma of moving the boys, I am trying to settle into a new routine.  Pig-farmer has been on the road with business-travel this week.  Again, talk about quiet.  Pig-farmer is, by far, the noisiest of the household.  So far, I have figured out that my farm-work + August temperatures + errands & trips to town = a lot of showers each day.  I wish I could say I “dew” up like a sweet, Southern gal; but no, my good ol’ German heritage from my Dad’s side makes me sweat like a glass of iced tea sitting on a 90 degree front-porch.  But, I don’t look at all refreshing.

So, my new routine (at least for these remaining scorchers of summer) involves working at a slower pace when outside.  What’s the hurry anyway?  Try to do most of the physical work early in the morning, then switch to jobs in the house, errands &/0r outside jobs that aren’t so draining – such as sitting my rear on the riding mower.

On with the show.  Happy is hee-hawing, wondering why I’m late getting outside this a.m.

The old apple tree had  to go before a storm knocked it down on the new fence.

The old apple tree had to go before a storm knocked it down on the new fence.

Some progress is being made in the apple tree removal.  This will become a new lot for the goats.

Some progress is being made in the apple tree removal. This will become a new lot for the goats.

The boys should be happy to see a load of firewood delivered to the pond/campsite.  I love the sun's rays in the picture!

The boys should be happy to see a load of firewood delivered to the pond/campsite. I love the sun’s rays in the picture!

Happy Friday from Happy Ass Farm!

Happy Friday from Happy Ass Farm!

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About Marla Rose

This blog documents country life in central Illinois with lots of pictures, and various other ideas/adventures that come my way. My hope is to make you laugh (or at least smile) and appreciate this life!
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10 Responses to A new routine & Photo Friday

  1. Love the photo of Happy. Also, did you load that tree into the truck yourself?? Because if you did….dang, you’re impressive!

  2. pattisj says:

    Enjoy the quiet while you can! My friend’s sons moved out for about a year, then moved back home. You did capture the sun’s rays, always a welcome sight in a photo. Happy does look happy, and I imagine the goats will be, too, with their new space.

  3. dayphoto says:

    They all come back, sooner or later. Sometimes alone, sometimes with friends, sometimes they don’t ever want to leave again. Enjoy your space!!!

    Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com
    http://deltacountyhistoricalsociety.wordpress.com

  4. GREAT POST! Looks like your mule wants a hug!

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