Sunday, September 4, 2011
A friend asked me the other day, "So, what's new on the farm?" I think they wanted a good story. Maybe something funny,exciting, or even scary... like a lot of the tales I have told.
But I had nothin'.
A thought hit me, though, before I responded and so I said, "Nothing really new ever happens on the farm. Its really the same story all the time."
The farmer might disagree with me. During his year stint as an extension agent in North Carolina, an old farmer told him, "I don't have 50 years experience farming. I have 50 1-year experiences farming."
And I get that meaning, but really its just the same thing over and over again with little twists and turns in there. At least from my vantage point :)
We either need rain or we don't need rain.
We have some equipment breaking down and some running fine.
We have too much work to do and not enough people to do it.
We have some fields that did poorly and some that knocked our socks off.
Its all at once and never at the same time. Its just different and its just the same.
So other than all that, it's pretty much the same ol' same ol'!
This girl is doing amazing though! She loves her trainer and she is as sweet as can be. I'm just glad I'm not the one training, because Maxine is too strong for her own good and I don't have nearly the energy that an determined 8 year old has!
I guess there is one new thing happening on the farm. A new little bundle of joy is due to arrive in bumpkinland at the end of March! What's one more, right?
PS Photos in this post courtesy of the 8 year old farmgirl