Musings on This Morning's Chores
By Pam Blasko
Come, sip your morning coffee and join us for our morning chores.
Today I’m going to share with you what this mornings chores were like here on Dream Come True Farm. This is what I love about having a family farm. I have shown you what we do here now its time to meet some of the critters that help our farm be a success.
And meet my two favorite farm hands.
With camera in hand I followed my husband Mike and Grandson Luke out into the barn yard this morning to do chores. Luke spends 2 days a week with us here on the farm and when Mike is not working his phone company job he enjoys doing chores with Luke.
So we start with clean up from the night before. We clean each morning and each night here. Then we wash out and freshen all water buckets making sure there is plenty of clean fresh water for everyone, especially in the heat. While we clean up we have a chance to visit with all the animals which is my favorite part.
They stand patiently watching us clean, some coming over for a pat or scratch. Its always quiet in the mornings here so chores are relaxing.
Luke finds repairs that he thinks need tending to, so he tackles whatever it is that needs his attention!
After clean up we feed hay to everyone! They all settle into their spot and begin munching on the hay, eating for around 3 hours or so. Then its a drink a water, find a shaded spot and nap. Napping goes on all day on and off, on and off. You can see who else is going in for a nap. Luke worked hard all morning, now I guess he’ll find a shaded spot and catch a few zzzz’s himself.
I love having him join us out on the farm for chores. Evening comes and we repeat the chores around 6:00-7:00 pm. Not so bad right? I find it very enjoyable and relaxing.
I’m not sure what I’d do without at least a few animals on our farm. I think about that as I age, but I imagine I’ll always have something here, even if it’s just a few.
I hope you enjoyed your morning with us on the farm. Now its off to the fiber room for some wool work! Pam
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