Tuesday, August 31, 2010
A Farmer's Life
The conditions are dry. The cattle's pasture is thinning so we are preparing to move them to greener pastures. A job that began Saturday has continued into this night. Tomorrow, if the Lord's willing and the creeks don't rise, we will be opening the gates to cattle paradise, lush, tender, delectable grazing.
You have to love farming. It is not a easy task Work is done, no matter the weather and animals need care every day, not just when you feel like it. The love of farming has to course through your veins or you will not succeed.
I tried to help as much as I could taking pictures but that wasn't enough. I was the gofer...you know, go for this, go for that, hammer a few steeples, hold a wire. I do that well although I did not find the wire cutters in the dark, that will have to wait for daylight.
So tomorrow we will continue after our paying jobs are done for the day. Our love of farming, our sense of accomplishment, our love of the animals will over come the tiredness and we will finish.