Ruffled Feathers and Spilled Milk

Farming with ducks and dairy goats, chickens and children.

This is what we do.

Posted on | July 21, 2010 | 4 Comments

It’s true.

We have to drive quite a ways to see a movie.

And the closest mall isn’t close at all.

Even if you decide to go those places, it might take a while.  Because you’re bound to end up behind a farmer and his tractor.  A decent hay rakes takes up a lane and half.  If he’s moving the harvester combine, better just find another way.  You’re not passing that baby on the two lane roads without a shoulder that we have out here.

But it’s worth it.

Today the kids and I went to a friend’s house to visit.   She gave me a cup of coffee and some lovely adult conversation in the shade of the crape myrtle.

We discovered a wren’s nest near the lawn furniture and peered in at the delicate eggs.   My daughter loved on her minifoal, Maggie May, while the boys tore around the the property on motorized vehicles.

I brought her a couple zucchini and my favorite zucchini bread recipe.  She sent us home with bags full of fresh, ripe peaches. I got the better end of the deal, don’t you think?

I told her that she can come over with her kids next week.  The kids can romp with the latest goat kid and help pick blackberries.

No mall or movies needed.

It’s what we do.  Welcome to the country.

Disclaimer:  This actually happened several weeks ago.  An evil computer elf hid the pictures in an unnamed file and it took me a while to find them.  But I did.  Finally.  Take that, evil elf!

Comments

4 Responses to “This is what we do.”

  1. Kim watson
    July 22nd, 2010 @ 4:38 am

    People who live in the city just don’t know what they are missing, do they? If they did it would start a mass exodus. My commute is long but so worth it. Where I am is where god wants me to be.

  2. lisa d.
    July 22nd, 2010 @ 7:30 am

    Sometimes we stay behind the tractor for the entertainment it provides! 🙂

  3. Jennifer
    July 22nd, 2010 @ 4:36 pm

    I’ll just admit it…I’m a city girl. Lived out as a child and then moved to the city. Could not beleive everything I’d been missing. Love to visit the country but always look forward to going home.

  4. admin
    July 22nd, 2010 @ 7:51 pm

    Jennifer,
    Do you know the youngest child was 4 and visiting my mom’s house when he experienced pizza delivery for the first time in his life? He could not believe someone would actually bring hot pizza right to the door!!! He talked about it for weeks. LOL! I forget some of the things that they don’t know are out there 🙂

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