"Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labor in vain.
Unless the Lord watches over the city, the guards stand watch in vain."
~Psalm 127:1

February 25, 2011

Pain and muscles?

I was told once that pain is the body getting rid of weakness.  Personally, I think the person who said that didn't work on a farm.  I can experience a whole lot of pain and not feel any stronger.  Like that time I got kicked in the arm or a cow stepped on my toe.  But there is no doubt that you can get a workout from working on a farm, and I like that... most of the time.

Grandpa was away for a few days and I was helping out doing most of his work, scraping the cows' beds and pulling extra bedding back for the cows to lay more comfortably on.  My shoulders, legs, and back all hurt from that, and I really don't feel stronger, but maybe there might be a tiny bit more muscle in my arms than before.  I still am not even close to being able to even be brave enough to arm wrestle Grandpa, he is way too strong.  But maybe if he went on vacation for a month...  or probably more like a year...

Beautiful sunset over the barn

1 comment:

  1. Hey Val. I think this blog is a great outlet for your writing and creativity. I enjoyed what I read so far and look forward to more stories from the farm. :)