Back to blogging

The time since Bindi was born has been HARD on me.  I just haven’t had time to blog. I’ve taken pictures, but there’s been no time to write the stories to go along with them.  My days include all of this: teaching my second graders online, getting Jake to/from his half day at school, doing housework (the maid service laundry and catering cooking for this place never ends!), caring for the animals (feeding, watering, and cleaning up after them), getting Sahara after practice daily, grading papers, homeschooling Jake for two of his classes, doing farm things, AND taking two college classes toward my Reading Specialist endorsement on my teaching license. Oh yeah – and add being a wife and Mom in there, too!

I make it to bed about 1 a.m. nightly, and I’m exhausted. I feel like Saturdays are the only days I can breathe although even my Saturdays are already planned through the second week of November and are spent at band competitions with Sahara. 

I haven’t even been able to milk Bessie yet, and she calved on 9/22.  I planned to begin milking a week after Bindi was born, and it didn’t happen. It’s time, though! I’m going to start milking her this week.  I AM. If I don’t, I’m going to miss my window of opportunity to get even a little.

THIS WEEK TO DO ON THE FARM:
1. Get an estimate on building onto the barn.
2.  Get the water department to mark the tap and schedule them to put it in before the end of October.
3.  Clean the chicken coop. I finished this one on Sunday! It felt WONDERFUL to begin my week with one of my big farm tasks already marked off my to do list!
4.  SET UP A TEMPORARY MILKING AREA FOR BESSIE.

I will admit it: some days I just want to sit here and feel sorry for myself because I feel like I’m never going to get everything done. Then I get out my list of all the things I wanted to accomplish in years one and two  on the farm as well as professionally as a teacher and personally as a mother,  and I see that I am really making a lot of progress.  So much has been completed here during the past  two years!

I keep chugging along, thinking of that old story about the little engine that could. 

” I can do it; I can do it… I can do it!”

That’s me right now. That’s where I am right now in life. I am the little engine.

I can. I can. I CAN….

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