"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

May 19, 2014

My expectations vs. Farm life

I just have to laugh at my expectations vs. the reality of farm life sometimes.

Phone call from Josiah- "Can you come out to the shop and hold something for me."

Me- "Sure."  What I think that means is hold something in place for about 10 minutes max. then be free to go finish what I had been doing.


One and a half hours later, I find myself perched on top of a fertilizer tank holding a giant hose wearing gloves and safety goggles (working on my tan I guess), mixing up the contents of the tank, thinking about how funny the situation was.  Not a hard job, but I should ask for more specifics next time.  What Josiah asks and what I expect are not at all the same sometimes.


In other news, we started planting our corn today!  And I am an aunt, about a month earlier than expected, but everyone is doing well and everyone is super excited!

May 12, 2014

Busy spring

Well, it's been a while, again.  I've been having some technical difficulties along with a busy life in general. 

The laptop is "my" computer to write on and it has a lifetime worth of photos on it, so that is my blogging computer.  But it decided that it no longer wants to work correctly.  Which is so frustrating that I just have to walk away from it.  So, I'm not sure what's going to happen with that thing.

Some things in life that have happened since I last wrote, which was February 21, wow that long ago!  Crazy! 
-I caught up to Josiah again, we are the same age for about nine months every year. 
-Somebody special got engaged!  One of Josiah's sisters (Kristen) will be getting married in September!
-I started doing something completely insane!  I started doing the Insanity workouts (seriously, some days I just want to lay on the floor after these workouts.  They are as crazy as their title).
-I went to Orange County, CA for a Brave: Love meeting.  It was super great!  We talked about Deborah (Judges 4-5) and I had a great time with Charise (Josiah's other sister) both in CA and then back in St. Louis where she is in med. school.
-The view from the North-facing windows of our house have changed dramatically.  We've had a lot of construction happening around the dairy these past few months.  I'll have to go out and take pictures some time of everything.  We also chopped down some trees.
-We had a baby shower for my sister.  She's due in a couple months and I am excited (/terrified) to be an aunt for the very first time!
-The rye harvest is complete.  Now it's time to plant the corn!

That's all I can think of for now.  Hopefully, I'll write again soon and have pics to go along.