Homesteading the day after wisdom tooth removalgreenspun.com : LUSENET : ACountryPlace : One Thread
There are days when homesteading is really hard. Today is one for me. The goat still has to be milked. The children still have to be cared for. The baby goats still have to be bottle fed. The greenhouse and the baby chicks are still calling. Even so, living in the country and homesteading on it's worst day, is still the best day of your life. The snow is melting after yesterdays storm. The trees are just bursting with temporarily contained enthusiasm for spring. Outside you can just feel the struggle between winter and spring raging. One thing about living in Oklahoma is that as no where else that struggle is magnified here. There is very little middle ground here. If it is cold, it is very very cold. If it is warm, it is very very warm. Here in Oklahoma the middle ground is just a short space in time during the struggle of the seasons. In California we lived in the middle ground. In California you impatiently wait for that one day when you can say that the season has changed. This is because the change is so gradual that it almost doesn't exist at all. Living in Oklahoma is like living on the front lines versus working in the General's office. Two days ago I planted 8 1/2 lbs. of potatoes. That came out to a 30' double row. Today I got tired doing a little flower seed planting in the greenhouse. What a difference two days make. Well I just got told to go watch the geese fly over by my son. Today's my best day.
Little Bit Farm
-- Little bit Farm (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 07, 2002
I feel your pain! I had a wisdom tooth out not long ago. Not fun! I'm wishing I was there with you. I miss the country so much. I miss my chickens, pigs, goats, rabbits, and garden. Where in OK are you? I want to move to SE OK in the mountains.
-- Buffy in Dallas (email@example.com), February 19, 2002.