Monday, June 11, 2012

A Woman's Day

Morning barn chores over. The grass is terribly wet this morning. The humidity very high. It is going to be a stinking hot day today. I think the weather man said 34C (90F). The issue being, we are not use to this. Heck the storm windows are still on! So it hits us hard. Would be one thing if it were just heat but the humidity makes you feel gross.

Haying is well underway. These rows will be bailed today and then no cutting until Wednesday because of thunderstorms coming in ,sometime today. Then clear skies. Great for making hay!!!

When I woke this morning I had a list that out numbers the hours that I have in front of me. I really dislike when things get like this. Funny how all winter you twittle your thumbs, thinking about the 'glory days' of summer, but when they come. Groan!!!

The garden needs weeding.
The spinach needs cutting and steams and out in the freezer.
The lawn needs cutting ( 5 hours)
Strawberries near ready
Vacuuming, and dusting
freezer needs defrosting
high school exams next week
and these are all the major issues............

Last week I spent the whole week helping out others. Elderly ladies, my folks, my in-laws, my kids, and grandkids. Sometimes my title as mom/daughter goes a little too far. I question how on earth I could ever work? I guess everyone would have to rely on professional help?

This week I need down time. Time to get things here on the farm in order and happy for me to enjoy ,rather then frustrate me, so  much that I don't know where to start on my list.

Today lawn cutting. It will take me up until noon hour.
Then in the heat of the day vacuuming and dusting and supper made.
 If the weather holds out hay will be bailed tonight. But I shall keep my eyes on the clouds all day. Any chance of rain up there and those five rounds will get bailed mid-day


Jane and Chris said...

I'm not doing any chores in the heat today, they can wait until it's cooler, we can wear un ironed clothes if we need to, and eat cold foods, the dust will still be there when it is cooler to clean.
Jane x

Anonymous said...

Take your time. I know, after reading your post, how can I say that...but truly, while you are cutting the grass, sing to yourself, can you listen to music or a book on tape?

I have many friends that are farmers, and they take this time to listen to Scripture while they are riding the mower.

In whatever you do, take your time and take Our Lord with you.


simplicityinthemaking said...

Oh I don't have a riding mower!!! No its the push/gas type!

Anonymous said...

There are only so many hours in a day and somethings just have to wait til another day:)

Karen said...

Some chores just must wait! When I was studying horticulture, we were taught never to cut grass in extreme heat. Better to wait until Wednesday when this rain passes through and it cools down some.
I was on my feet all morning working at fabric sorting. I also found three quilts I'd started and never finished. Projects for the rest of the week.
The Man had a birthday yesterday and there is a LOT of leftover food. We don't have to cook today!

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