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Fern(Mi)    Posted 05-29-2004 at 18:23:29       [Reply]  [No Email]

Chores here out of the way early, bottle feeding the calf, stopped for a hug and a kind exchange with Sally. She was delighted, she didn’t need a shot this morning.
A couple joists breaking from old aged decay yesterday, I told Clink she was going to have to walk lightly (as in gingerly) around the house for a few days. I suggested borrowing a couple posts holding up our floors so’s I can replace the missing joists on the round-baled-hay hay wagon. She bought my explanation particularly after recognizing the two once upon a time posts from the basement lying a-top the remainig joists. I told her I had to do this least until I could get to a sawmill or lumber yard and then until I get around to refitting new ones. She bought it!
Managing some magic I removed a flat tire off the hay-conditioner. Rain forecast for next few days (What else is news?) figured better just fix it, rather than wasting time chasing it with air cans. It will be the same with a couple more tires around here this next week. Might as well get into them; besides, rather have to do only one or two a day than a whole day’s load of them all at once. I did this while I waited Dave’s promise to give me a quick hand this morning.
Hard to believe, I actually got to put on a comfortable pair of Red-Wing shoes before noon today. It is not a short nor long term memory lapse this time. I honestly can’t remember the last time I had them on. And only yesterday a-fore noon I was treading mud, sitting mud, scraping mud, and I wont go there. I do believe it is trying to dry up around here. In celebration I took Frieda out for coffee. I might have been lunch if it weren’t for running out of money before the end of the month. I knew I shouldn’t have bought her her-beer the last time we went shopping. This is what comes of being a nice guy.
Lunch was not to bad. It was everything I did not eat last night. The best part were the fresh California strawberries she could not pass at the super market the last time she was out with her lady friend, the Klipper. I purposely play with her sir name do to the fact she has added so many extra letters to my own, I’m not sure I am who I say I am when we‘re all in her company? But, she does have a good soul.
Funeral today on account of yesterday’s hay making sunshine postponement. Taking the parts of officiate, sextant, undertaker, and a teary substitute family, I did the good-bye to an animal that never had an opportunity to hightail it even once about the pasture. Non the less, I wished her on to a bovine heaven‘s greener pastures. Of-course not to be a show-off I dressed casually.
It was getting late onto four o’clock and beyond. I guess Dave forgot his promise. Anyway I went about what I could remember needing done and forget his promise altogether, even later when we had slowed down for coffee. Needing a couple buckets of grain for my backyard charges I got up to Roy’s barn to get it. Found grain box near empty. Now, this makes my day. I’m guessing the weather as well as the so called pros, I figure we’re going to get rain and plenty of it tonight and tomorrow. I’ve got to grind or slog the drive’s barnyard mud tomorrow in the rain. Who said we would get forty-eight hours of dry before it’s wetted-up all over again?
The grain’s ground. Behind on pills. Got to take medication somewhat timely. If nothing else, I rattles pretty good for an hour or so unable to sneak-up on anybody. Now all I got to do is spot the grain wagon, catch Sally for temperature check and call it a night. That’s all, only my ladies decide they’re taking an evening out. Thankfully, the immediate animal barnyard had dried enough for me to charge on over the muddy entrance to their domain. Without looking back I went after them. A half block beyond their hot wired limits I hollers. Didn’t take a couple guilty minded critters but a moment to turn tail for where their home should have been. Heading around the rest of them giving out with a couple ticked-off shouts they were all heading for home, the roar of the Cushman right on their heals. Interesting how even these supposedly dumb critters know some rights from wrongs.
The Cushman parked, my butt parked, I’m drawing a quiet breath before finishing. The way I saw it, I would finish by about eight-thirty in the PM. Then I would be looking forward to he rest of the evening’s hours mine. And, that’s the way it was this day under mostly sunny skies.

dale anne    Posted 05-29-2004 at 19:05:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
good lord fern...make me feel bad fer going out to the estate sale today.....slacked off a lil on my chores...which i shouldnt have done since my helper is leaving tomorrow to go back to her family...but she may come up next weekend to attend canton with us....might be able to talk her into staying a few days then[snickers]...after all she did just buy herself a bunch of chicks that she asked to keep here...ummmm amberly these chicks sure do add some work to my day...wanna stay a few days and help me move them out to the chicken pens? lol....I hope she will be moving near us soon...gonna go back to that estate sale tomorrow when things are half off...Michael said hewill buy me the crib..should be $100.00iffin it wasnt bought...y'all i have never seen anythinglike it's wood...stands bout 3 feet off the ground...has wire mesh all around[not good fer kids] and has these lil puter bunnies on the side...will have to take a pic iffin i get it...wish me luck...dale anne

DD    Posted 05-29-2004 at 18:35:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
Whew! Another full days chores done Fern : )

C;od    Posted 05-29-2004 at 18:30:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
I asked the guy below for a farm story and zap here comes one..Magic? I liked this one.

Fern(Mi) Thanks    Posted 05-29-2004 at 19:06:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
I try to write a little every day. Most stories or tales go elsewhere. When I'm exhausted and only trying to keep a hand in they wind up here. Some are trial and error to see what is acceptable.
I thank everyone their individual understanding. The toughest part is when I miss a post or two for a day or so. Some kind folk express concern my well being. I like this. Comforting in a way. Makes a fellow feel nice and warm inside folks taking an interest in my country activities. Before I get maudlin , I'm saying thanks once more and good night. I need (bite my tongue) a lazy rain's restful sound upon my roof. Good Night all.

Clod to Fernan    Posted 05-29-2004 at 20:04:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
I wasa yakin on Yahoo.. The things you write are like letters written of long gone days.It is interesting reading. I enjoyed that one.

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