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Fern(Mi)    Posted 08-04-2004 at 18:29:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
....make a farm report? I know I havenít been around lately. But I have set down a few words here and there upon different matters. Here I seriously share a couple of them with you.

I warn my readers there are no pictures with this edition. So, please to bare with me and use your imaginations.

Some folks know I havenít been particularly up to snuff with a twice dislocated sacrum-iliac this past week. And adjustments need time, rest and the best relief healer of all, a few naps, and so it is I am making my physical comeback around about the farm. Here then is a bit of a taste of one for my more daring days trying to do a bit more around the farm.

Up and getting at them chores this morning I moved reasonably slow. Taking my time I managed whole pails of grain moving them one or a partial one at a time. Every critter was glad to see me. Everybody hungry. Fences working better my resetting the switches.
Canít figure it no matter the number of times I tell them how to switch the wires somebodyís gonna leave a electric wire dead somewhere. Pulling up to the hill top barn a bred heiferís out to greet me having merely stepped over the gate wire. She wont be doing that later, that pass is hot now. Grained, hayed, I broke for coffee. I finish this morning up late and its laying on the heat pack time again. Seems to feel like the most useful method to feeling better devised. Then it will be lunch and writing bill paying checks. Then its wetting on my bush stamps to mail out the checks.

Later, feeling reasonably better I thought I would try to milk a cow. Having managed to easily catch cow (523), A mild mannered sweet heart, I sat beside her and successfully started milking her. Just as I got the bucket bout full, she took her left leg and kicked over the bucket. So, I took her left leg and tied it to the post on the left. Then, I sat back down and continued to milk her. Just as I got the bucket about full again, she took her right leg and kicked over the bucket. I took her right leg and tied it to the post on the right. Well, I sat back down and began milking her again. Just as I got about half of what milk she had left in her, the stupid cow knocked over the bucket this last time with her tail. By this then I had run out of rope, so I took off my belt and tied her tail to the rafter. In that moment, my pants falling down Herr Clink walked in.....
Some things just can not be explained.

After that last scene I turned the cow experiment out. Next thing I knew it was pill time again. Taking them, I packed my sorry a$$ out the door for chores. Keithís had gone fishing aboard a charter boat off Port Austin. Seems, his girls are vacationing also. I sure hope theyíre all having fun.
Home, in, comfortable, Iím ready for supper.
Thatís it folks for 8-4-o4

Burrhead    Posted 08-04-2004 at 19:39:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
Fern you need a longer pull string on that milk stall light then ye would'nt have to stand on that bucket ;^)

Chas in Me    Posted 08-04-2004 at 18:46:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
As long as you can still laugh and make others laugh, you will be doin alright. Give my regards to Herr Clink. :)

ron,ar    Posted 08-04-2004 at 18:39:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
We are always glad to hear your reports, Fern. I hope you get to feeling better, I know a farm don't wait on no man, but you take it slow you hear.

donna in w.v    Posted 08-04-2004 at 18:37:14       [Reply]  [Send Email]
who said cows are dumb??? Glad you are feeling a little better. Been away from the page with so much canning to do and the temp.been 80+ so even in the basement with 4 pressure cookers going it gets mighty warm.

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