Esther 4:14b

"...and who knows whether you have not attained royalty for such a time as this."

Friday, April 18, 2008

Back to the Farm I go

Well, everyone besides me is going to be out of town these next four days (and in my home state of fair!) so I get the privileged duty of feeding all the animals again. This time my charges include: 6 Black Angus heifers (yes, that is the proper term for a full-grown, female cow), 2 of whom are still pregnant, 7 calves, 2 cats, and a large Great Pyrenees. This morning hubby gave me the new run-down on how to feed because we have some hungry mommas with all that nursing they're doing.

I just want to share that out of the 4 heifers who've already given birth this year, 3 of them have had twins! This might not sound unusual to most of you, but you see, cows normally only have one baby per delivery and the chances of twins are about 1 in 1000. I see it as a blessing in disguise because we only keep the females for the purpose of having more cows and the rest we sell at market or convert in to...cover your ears if you're a vegetarian...DINNER! So, the fact that we've had 3 sets of twins and only 2 females born so far is a huge blessing because we have double the number of cows we were expecting and a large number are destined to be sold.

In addition to keeping the animals alive, I'm also hoping to accomplish the following while everyone is gone:

1. Finish painting the trim in my craft room (hubby's old room)
2. Refinish the built-in oak dresser in my craft room
3. Laundry
4. Sort through our closets for clothes to give to the clothing drive at church
5. Finish cleaning out my car (inside and out) now that I got it back from the shop..woohoo!
6. Finish moving hubby's clothes from his old room to our new room*
7. Bake some banana bread
8. Grocery shop
9. Workout
10. Beading projects
11. Finish my book I've been trying to read for 4 weeks

Whew...that's a long list, but I've been procrastinating on a lot of it and I need to bite the bullet and get it done.

Now, as for that (*) I placed after number 6. Does anybody have good suggestions on how to covertly get rid of a certain someone's clothes that he doesn't wear? He has a TON of clothes (more than I do!), but only wears about 1/4 of them. He tells me that he wears them all, especially when he works on the farm, but I'm telling you people, some of these clothes he hasn't worn the entire 5-1/2 years I've known him!!! If you have any good suggestions I'd love to hear them.

Hope your weekends are as eventfully as mine's promising to be!


  1. My sister taught me this trick. It will only work if your husband's clothes are hanging in a closet, and it is not a short-term solution.

    Put all the clothes that you suspect he does not wear on a hanger hung backwards on the rack. So the pokey end of the hanger is facing you.

    Decide whatever time period you want and when "time is up" you can show definitively which clothes have not been worn because they are still hung on pokey facing hangers.

  2. lol, i ditched so many of Lucas's. Chances are he wont notice if a few are missing and good will will appreciate the offerings! Whats mine is yours and whats yours is mine, therefore, these are donations!

  3. I just get rid of stuff while he's at works great every time. I throw it in a trashbag and head to Goodwill!

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