Friday Farm Blog – August 21, 2015
By Daisy Luther
Things sure are different on a farm.
This morning I went on Facebook and everyone was so excited for the weekend. All the weekly TGIF memes are circulating and people are talking about their plans to relax. It made me think about what I should do, when I realized – umm…I don’t get weekends now.
Animals still have to be fed. Stalls still have to be mucked out. Small emergencies like an afternoon blast of heat or a wound will have to be dealt with immediately, no matter what day it happens to occur. I don’t mind, because I willingly took on all of these animals that depend on me, but it’s an interesting difference.
This week we got three new additions. My friend (whom I’ve nicknamed “The Chicken Fairy”) snuck in 3 girls I have been coveting. I got up the other morning to let everyone out into the run and suddenly there were 3 huge (compared to my little ones) black creatures running around. We haven’t yet named them, but we are now the proud owners of three 15-week old Barred Rock hens.
My daughter and I have decided to swear off the internet for a few extra hours per day. We were noticing that we spend a lot of our free time surfing and chatting, so we are focusing our free time on more productive things. There is so much negativity out there in Internetland that we want to disengage a bit. We’re fixing up some outdoor furniture and doing some crafts this week. I’m going to do some reading for pleasure. This weekend, I’m going to read my friend LeAnn’s book, Aftermath, which is a post-apocalyptic novel (my favorite kind). I’ll review for you soon. We’re also meeting some out-of-town friends for a short hike.
Hope you have a wonderful weekend, whatever weekends mean to you!
About the Author
Daisy Luther is a coffee-swigging, gun-toting blogger who writes about current events, preparedness, frugality, voluntaryism, and the pursuit of liberty on her website, The Organic Prepper. She is widely republished across alternative media and she curates all the most important news links on her aggregate site, PreppersDailyNews.com. Daisy is the best-selling author of 4 books and lives in the mountains of Virginia with her two daughters and an ever-growing menagerie. You can find her on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter.