Quilting, Farming, Variety

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Have You Missed Me?

In bloom now

I'm b-a-c-k!!  I usually try not to complain about my work since I feel so fortunate to have good health which allows me to work at my age.  But tonight, I'm exhausted!  We're having dry weather and it makes for an excellent time to cut and bale hay.  My mornings start early; I always like to do the housework first, not thorough cleaning, but making the beds and washing the dishes.  I'm bottle feeding another calf, so he comes next and then on to the chicken houses to walk through them and see that all the equipment is working properly.  Today we ate a quick lunch and went to the hayfield where we baled 75 bales for ourselves, then on to our son-in-law's field to bale his hay.  But work wasn't finished yet!  The calf had to have his supper, the chickens had to be checked again, and our supper had to be cooked and the dishes washed.  I have to wash dishes by hand; I have a dishwasher, but, that's a whole other story about drain problems!  So, if you don't hear from me again for a few days, just know we're "making hay while the sun is shining".  I'll still try to have time to read your blogs.



  1. I've missed you! I was afraid you'd given up blogging...and hoping not. I really enjoy reading the posts. I check yours and The Musing Reader just about every evening!

  2. Goodness, Charlotte! I'm tired just reading about your day!

  3. I knew you were busy with the hay season, figured you would get back when you could - you are so busy - good to be in good health isn't it.

  4. You are one busy farm wife! I have missed you!

  5. Yes, summer is a busy time with loads of work if you live on the farm. I know where you're coming from. Working in the garden and trying to keep the yard mowed takes a lot of time and hard work. Cutting and baling hay is really a hot, hard job, but I know you love the animals. Sounds like a wonderful life.

  6. I love reading about your life on your farm - and can understand a bit of what you do. My husband's siblings raise chickens and cows, and I know that this is a very busy time for them.

  7. Indeed, I have missed you! I assumed you were our there in the fields hard at work. You are a wonder.
    Take good care of yourself. I look forward to reading all about it when you have time to catch your breath.

  8. I understand
    so much of what you are doing
    I have done in the past.
    Now lucky to take care of garden, house, paths in the woods and me.
    I am older then you :)
    So much going on with family and have not felt well so I have not been on as much. But always seems when I get up at 4:30 and check emails for my children's notes to me - I think of something to write.
    Take care...

  9. Hey Charlotte, sounds like a very busy time of year for you......
    Your'e right about your health, it's something we don't always appreciate till there's a hiccup!!

    Hope you get enough rest at night to keep you going through the long days.......

    Claire :}

  10. I've missed you, Charlotte!
    I know what you mean about being busy, though... seems I can't stay caught up most days anymore.
    We're not putting up our own hay this year, but we still had to go pick it up out of the field last week when it was ready.
    Don't work too hard!

  11. I like to read about your life on the farm.