Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Fun Things To Do...

Just the other week, I was asked to share a few stories from life on the farm with a women's group at Church.  I was asking Jenna what stories I should tell, and she gave me a suggestion.  I never got it written until now, and instead read a few of my favorite older blog posts, like  "What's In A Name" and "Expect the Unexpected".  Here it is, finally...Jenna's idea, with a few of my own ideas added in.

"Fun things there are to do on the farm"

First, from the kids' perspective...

Ag bag tag... 



Jumping into the sawdust pile from the hay mow...


Riding dirt bike.  It's most fun with cousins, and after the corn is off there are so many more places to ride...
 


Walking in cow patties in your bare feet...  (WHO'S CHILD IS THIS?!)  I must confess, I think I did the same thing when I was a girl!!

Raising goats for 4-H...




Throwing a dead rodent at your mother...  (like I just said...WHO'S CHILD IS THIS?!) ...and laughing at her when she shrieks!

 Having air-soft wars with siblings, cousins, or friends...


And now for some of my own...


Watching the antics of the animals...especially the goats, which we had for the first time last year...

Riding in the air conditioned combine when it's 95* and humid outside, asking all sorts of questions to get info for a blog post...


Watching kitties grow up...

 
 ...and gathering eggs...


This is one job I never get tired of!

Of course there are lots more fun things to do...and of course not nearly all of the things we do are fun!  We get tired of doing the same barn chores day after day...and we wish we could go on vacation...just for a weekend!

But it's good to take time to think of the fun we can have.  We've been given a great opportunity to live and work on the farm, and we thank God for the good life we have!


And before you leave...here's an opportunity to read another blog.  4R Ranch  recently gave me a blogging award, and I'd like to take this opportunity to introduce you to her! 

8 comments:

  1. What a great look at some of the fun on the farm!

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  2. thank you for visiting... i love your blog. im now a new follower.

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  3. Looks and sounds like fun to me. B

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  4. Great post! Life on the farm isn't ALL work! :)

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  5. Great photos from the farm! I am dropping by from another blog and your newest follower. I grew up on a dairy farm and currently live on a beef farm. Some days I miss the dairy part. Have a great day!

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  6. I think farm kids have much more fun. They certainly have more freedom and less worry about the evil world. Of course there are those dead rodents and goats gone wild. Hehe. Your little goat is a beauty by the way. Love those baskets of fresh eggs.

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  7. Isn't life grand! I love reading blogs where people are enjoying the simple things in life. That is what makes it worth living. I laughed hard at the riding in the combine and asking questions for your post. Love that.

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