Friday, June 29, 2012

In the Wee Hours of the Morning

My world at the moment can only be described as chaotic. My daughter’s wedding was this past weekend. The event was lovely and a good time was had by all.

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However, the person in charge of my life, who I realize is SO not me, decided a wedding wasn’t enough stress. So behind the scenes, while the wedding bells were ringing, we also held four or five showings on the house, negotiated multiple offers and I have been scouring the countryside for a place to live ever since.

I think my blood pressure is a little elevated this week.

Oh, and let’s not forget that I’m working.

In the early morning, as I walk from the welcome center to the barn, I hear the birds chirping and the bottle babies asking each other if it is time to eat. The smell of alfalfa hay and manure greets me at the 150 year-old barn doors. I put Miss V. on the milking stand and the orphan boar goats under her. While they nurse, I open the gates to let everyone else out into the pasture. Then I sit beside Miss V. and lean my head on her side while I finish milking her. She’s warm and her breathing rhythmic. From here I see the sun glistening on the grass while I watch the lambs race and the goat kids climb. I can actually feel my blood pressure return to normal.

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Thank God I’m working.

9 comments:

Tombstone Livestock said...

No wonder you haven't been blogging lately. Well make sure in the house hunting that your new house will have a Front Porch and maybe room for an animal or two, good luck. That lamb looks like a good de-stresser.

Melissa said...

There is no de-stressor like milking.

Diannia said...

Oh my I knew you were selling some of your animals. I didn't know you were selling your house too! Good luck...

Diannia

Milah Frost said...

I hear ya!

Where you looking to move to?

Karen Anne said...

Any news on plans for the remaining animals?

Briarose said...

Did that earlier this year. Selling the house was the easy part. Finding another job...not so much. I'm now renting a room in my BFF's house with my 2 dogs while the remains of my former life are in storage. Will life ever return to normal?

Angela said...

WOW. What part of the state are you moving too? Nosey me wants to know.

Lori Skoog said...

I hope the sale of your home takes place and you find a new front porch. Busy busy busy.

Carolyn Sullivan said...

So Much excitement is not GOOD for anyone. Happy to hear you have a stress reducer. (even if it too is "work") I was told this week that when you pray, the answers you get will be "yes", "not now", and "I have other plans" it is so true!