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Friday, October 26, 2012

Farm Friday: Stress Relief

Whenever I'm in the middle of scratching 42,000 things off my to-do list, and I remember I have to run out to the barn to feed or water or fix or clean or shut in or let out, I think to myself...


I don't have TIME for this nonsense!

That's it. I am getting rid of ALL the animals. All 54 of them.
Well. 16 of them are going to be offed in a few weeks, so I guess I shouldn't count them.


And my heart is racing a mile a minute and my brain is on overdrive trying to problem-solve three things at once.

But then I actually GO to the barn to do whatever it is, and things change.

The change goes like this:

stomp, stomp, stomp.

*&%#@! animals!


I don't have time to haul water buckets!
I don't have time to scoop feed!



I don't....

well hello little chicky.


Aren't you the cutest little thing ever, sitting on my foot.


Scurry along now, so I can give you some nice, fresh water.

I brought you some treats.

Would you like a piece of French toast?

That's right, run along now with it.

Oooh, haha, don't let the others get it from you!




Guess I'll keep 'em around a little longer.

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In case you didn't know it, I'm like the queen of blog-hoppin' lately. It's kind of like square dancing but without the dated outfits, smelly gym, and elderly caller.

Here's the schedule I keep:
Monday: Homestead Revival's Barn Hop, Natural Living Mamma's Natural Living Mondays, The Chicken Chick's Clever Chicks, A Cat-Like Curiosity's Monday Mantras, Ponder Wonder's Soul Food Monday and @ Home Take 2's Mom's Monday Mingle
Tuesday: Heavenly Homemaker's Gratituesday, Crafty Garden Mama's Tuesday Greens, and The Wrinkled Mommy's Tuesday Archive Link-Up
Wednesday: My Life and Kids Finding the Funny, Tilly's Nest's Down Home, and Crafty Spices Wordless Wednesday
Thursday: A Rural Journal's Rural Thursday Blog Hop, and Two In Diapers' Mommy Brain Mixer
Friday: Deborah Jean's Dandelion House's Farmgirl Friday, Fresh Eggs Daily's FarmGirl Friday, Little Becky Homecky's Fantabulous Friday, @Home Take 2's Weekend Blog Walk, and Oh So Amelia's Friday Chaos
Saturday: Camera Critter's Life With Dogs Pet Blogger Hop, and Tutus and Tea Parties' Pinteresting Party.

Since today is Friday, that means I'm linking up today's post with Deborah Jean's Dandelion House's Farmgirl Friday, and Fresh Eggs Daily's FarmGirl Friday; "Good Will Halloweening" with Little Becky Homecky's Fantabulous Friday; and "Coffe Clatch" with @Home Take 2's Weekend Blog Walk, and Oh So Amelia's Friday Chaos.

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  1. Ha! Funny how those animal chores that we hate doing are the ones that pull us outside and lighten our moods. I guess that's why I get grumpy these days. Our pigs are gone and the kids do the dog and chicken chores. I don't have any animals to pull me outside.

  2. I hear ya, I've threatened to boil up my dogs on more than one occasion, then they come over and snuggle and kiss me and well, I'm stuck. Thought I was reaching freedom a few months back when my cocker died, but after four weeks of no cocker, my home was so empty, so we have another. *sigh* Gotta love 'em.

  3. Awesome blog! It made me smile and get those warm fuzzies inside. I'm glad you were able to complete item number 21,052 (funny farm blog) on your to-do list, so that I could enjoy it.

    I found you because I am finally (yeah, I'm busy in my own way, too, though not as busy as you, the way it sounds) doing the MNINB April Platform challenge, and day 6 sent me looking for you!

    Thank you for your blog. I think I'll be visiting you again soon.

  4. Hehe so funny! Animals are a lot of work but they can be so cute sometimes!

  5. And if the cute chicky doesn't de-stress you, it's time to administer chocolate!!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I appreciate it. Happy weekend :-)

  6. OK, you guys all had me laughing today! Thanks for the giggles!

  7. That's how I feel about my kids sometimes. Just kidding. Kind of... ;)

  8. WOW! I'm so glad you stopped by my blog today...I'm excited to read a few posts about your busy life. I'd say you are a WonderWoman...whether you think so or not, it sounds like you wear many hats and deal with a lot of issues. I am wild about redheads (like my hubby & 5 of our 8 grandchildren) and adore that freckled face in your header. I surely appreciate what you are doing to make a difference in the life of some troubled children. Sweet Blessings on you and yours!

  9. Farm life is great therapy for the kids and mom too, huh? Sometimes I also feel that way about off-grid homesteading, but then I stop and think, and know I wouldn't want it any other way right now. We live a blessed life.

  10. Haha! I do the same thing. "Chickens, get out of the garden! I swear I'm going to eat every one of you ... oh, you're trapped, aren't you? Silly birds, what would I do without you? I'd have to start watching television for entertainment."

    What a cute blog! I'm signing up for updates right now! :-)


  11. I just love the little chicky. Life in the farm could sometimes be a bit hectic, but somehow when you see the sweet face of a little chick or cow, it makes it all worth while. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Happy Sunday.

  12. Ha ha ha, spoken like a true animal lover :-)

  13. Adorable little chick ~ great stress reliever ~ (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

  14. So true so true. Funny isn't it how they capture your heart. B

  15. Yes, I hear you loud and clear. I guess we must take the good with the physically exhausting! :)

  16. Hello! I’m stopping in to invite you to join us at the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week!

    I hope to see you there!
    The Chicken Chick

  17. Cute! Great way to calm down and find your zone. Thanks for linking up with Tuesday Greens on!



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