A Farmer’s Life…

.. with some opinions from the farmer’s wife πŸ™‚

I think some folks are of the opinion that farm life is aΒ magicalΒ way of living. They can come spend a week here and see πŸ˜‰ While I love that we are blessed to live on a farm, there are days right now when I wonder why we do what we do. Perhaps my pregnant self is voicing it’s opinion. It happens way too often πŸ™‚ But when your walk is more like a waddle, and the contractions and tightness are present more than not, and you can’t see your feet,Β you may get a bit irritable at times. Just saying πŸ™‚

These past weeks have been rain and more rain, with farmers trying to get crops in between showers. It’s been busy. And when I say busy, I mean you may or may not sleep every night. I’m talking about the guys here. I have slept every night, some are just shorter than others πŸ™‚ But when the husbands are busy, the wives and children must fill in more. There have been days that my body feels so weary, I can almost cry with relief when the children are all tucked in bed for the night. But it’s what you do, because it needs doing.

I think God was speaking to me in my devotions today when I read this verse. Yes God, I heard you πŸ™‚2016-05-20 18.52.10I was a tad ungrateful for the busyness lately πŸ™‚ And it hurts a bit to work so hard, with milk prices so low. But God provides, and though I forget sometimes, and complain, I am grateful for His love. He shows up in little ways, ways that we don’t even realize right away. Then you look back, and think, wow! He does care so much!

20160516_163503 20160516_163448These 2 have been doing so well at pitching in and helping at milking time. Sure, they grumble sometimes, and complain about their aching backs, but I have been blessed with their desire to help. They know I’m not supposed to carry milkers right now, and if I grab one, I usually hear, “Mom, you know what the midwife said” πŸ˜‰ It makes me feel good that they care!

We absolutely enjoyed the sunshine these last 2 days, but I’m glad for the rain tomorrow, because that should mean a nap for the farmers πŸ™‚ And maybe the farmers wife πŸ™‚

Our supper tonight was easy and tasty, because yes, the farmer needed to eat and head for the fields. Again πŸ™‚2016-05-20 19.59.02Lord, may we remember to be thankful for every day, even the tough ones!

Hope you all have a good weekend!

2 thoughts on “A Farmer’s Life…

  1. My prayer for dairy farmers is always for better milk prices. Your opinions are valid! Both my husband (who was raised on a produce farm) and I agree that dairy farming is the hardest. We can be thankful for what we have, and still have opinions about it. πŸ™‚

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