Thursday, July 21, 2011

Days Like This

On days like this, I wonder if I am doing the right thing. When the heat index is around 115, I wonder about how much easier it would be to just buy my milk from the store instead of feeding and milking a goat twice a day.

On days like this, I wonder about how much easier it would be to just buy my produce from the grocery store and stay in the nice air conditioner. I realize how much I hate picking beans when sweat is running down into your eyes. Or, how much I hate swatting at flies that know just where to bite when my hands are covered in mud.

On days like this, I wonder about not having animals that I have to feed and water several times a day so that they can stay cool too. 

On days like this, I wonder is it all worth it...................

Yeaaaaaa. It is.

Small Farm Girl, farmer.

8 comments:

Ruta said...

Yea...so worth it...
Although I was also worrying over my animals today to make sure they had plenty of water in this heat...temps didn't get as high as 115 here...

Michaele said...

Ya, it is : ) On days like this I have to force myself to move, but move I do. It all washes away in the eventual shower.

Carolyn Renee said...

Know what ya mean. It was a two-shower day today here.

But have a big ol' glass of cold, fresh goat milk and smile because you know that it came from your ladies just out the door.

Melissa E said...

I feel the same way too after I spend the morning in the outdoor heat picking veggies and then the afternoon steaming up the kitchen with the canner. But YES it is so worth it!

*~*~*~*~Tonia said...

Yep its worth it! WE are doing the bulk of things early in the morning or late in the evening. I was out till after dark tilling and planting my second round of Squash and green beans. Its was nice out. I was sweating but not bad.. Just think People pay BIG money to sit in little hot rooms and sweat like we do out working.. It doesnt cost us a dime and all the toxins are POURING from our bodies!LOL... Well at least thats one way to look at it huh?

Modern Day Redneck said...

I asked myself the same questions all week. We ended up having to sell most of our animals due to the well being down. I spent all year building the numbers up just to sell them cheap. The rain water tanks are dry so the gardens have just about died off. The good news is that I have learned something this year and plan to do it better. In the end is it all worth it, I don't know. If I knew what the end looked like then I would not be having the problems I have now. That would be nice. I think it is worth it now. I wouldn't be happy doing anything else.

Feral Female said...

Definately all worth it. I know the feeling well but in the long run having that milk in your fridge makes it all worth the while!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Yeah, you could be sitting in an air conditioned cubicle staring at a computer and a mound of paperwork to file and work through, and people coming over to give you more work to do, as your butt spread over the sides, like melting butter.

Yeah, nice image, eh?

If that doesn't make you appreciate the mud, sweat, tears, hungry and thirsty animals nothing else will. lol!

~Lisa