Me and Rain Have a Love-Hate Relationship

Rainy days on the farm are slow days. You can’t plant, pick, weed or any of the sundry chores that need to be done unless you enjoy mud. That’s a good thing, because it gives you a “day off”…you know, those elusive things I used to get every weekend when I worked an office job. On the other hand, it is also the day to play catch-up on housework. There is laundry to do, picking up around the house, dealing with pet hair, and this time of year…Spring cleaning. The winter clothes need to be packed, summer clothes brought out, home improvements completed, and so forth. My problem is, I still operate on the “weekend off” mindset. I just want some fun: a day trip somewhere, go out for dinner, something.

I am also working on my Masters Degree and finally finished the coursework to concentrate on my MA thesis, so I always feel guilty if I goof off from farm work, household chores, and homework.That doesn’t stop me!

Yesterday, I goofed off. So this morning I’m making a list of what needs to be done. Does that count as work? It’s still raining, so I guess I need to do some of it. I need to grocery shop, change the bed sheets and bring out the summer bed clothing/pack the winter stuff away, clean and scour the refrigerator and oven, sweep and mop, clean out our closets, scour that bathroom, and if there’s time, finish painting our bedroom. Right now…I’m drinking coffee and playing on the computer. Yeah, that’ll get it all done!

Happy Sunday!

About cattlebaroness

I am a graduate of the University of Kentucky with a BA in History, nearing completion of a Master of Arts in American history. Born and raised first on military bases around the world, then in Orange County, CA, I moved to Kentucky when my children were small. I now live on a small family farm and am learning about farm life, planting and our newest addition to the landscape--cattle. Until a month or two ago, all I knew about 'cows' were that they came in brown, black and white and that some are raised for milk and others for meat. I am a quick study out of necessity.
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