16 May

May 14, 2013

The days feel like they’re running together.

Get up, chores, make lunch, help Tyler fill and move tanks, fill seed hoppers, plant, head home, chores, make supper, help Tyler, go to bed, get up…

I’m still so grateful for this life and I don’t want to complain. I just don’t feel like I have anything “checked off” my list. My friend, Kosha, and I used to talk about the satisfaction that comes from crossing a project off the list. To get the magazine sent to the printer, to wrap up an event, to send a press release to the media. You checked the “done” box and went onto the next project.

I guess it’s kind of like that on the farm too, but I haven’t been able to see it that way yet. It’s busy and we’re playing catch-up so things feel more like they’re running together and no project is really complete.

And there is dirt everywhere. For an OCD like me, it’s a little tough. My floors are dirty. My car is dirty. My kitchen is dirty. My laundry basket is dirty. My ears are dirty. It’s a nice mix of fertilizer, talc, soil and treated seed. I used to be the clean one with the office job cleaning up after the dirty guy with the farm job. Now I’m a major contributor to the filth.

We are really busy and I’m feeling a little overwhelmed (who asked me if I’m having trouble finding things to do now that I’m home?!). It would help if I’d get in the habit of making an earlier start to the day. My two major hang ups have been 1) I’m not a morning person. At. All. and 2) By the time we get in the house, shower, clean up dinner pans, and get to bed, it’s 11 p.m. And this girl doesn’t do well on less than 7 hours of sleep.

But now I’m just whining.

Thank goodness tomorrow is another day to get up and do it all again, Lord willing. Maybe I’ll get a couple things crossed off my list. And maybe I won’t. Either way, I’ll still get to be a farm wife who knows God’s grace. And that’s pretty awesome.

God Bless You & American Agriculture,

So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow. The one who plants and the one who waters have one purpose, and they will each
be rewarded according to their own labor.For we are co-workers in God’s service; you are God’s field, God’s building. – 1 Corinthians 3:7-9

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