Sunday, November 11, 2018

hay day

I've never felt comfortable standing idle while other people work.


When the work being done is my work...even more so. 


 Sometimes, though, there are things that MUST be done,
at a time when I CANNOT do them.

And at a time like that, when - for example - I can no longer delay getting in as much of the winter hay as possible, and an entire squad of my hay man's family members not only delivers but also stacks the hay for me...


Well, all I can do is count my blessings,
thank everyone from the bottom of my heart,
and stay out of the way til it's time to write the check.

All weekend I've been puttering around getting little things done, but the most satisfying "achievement" was getting that hay in...and I didn't lift a finger.

Funny, that.
I don't know if this means I should be worrying about how much longer I'll be fit to carry on with this goatherding way of life, or if I should just be finding more ways that other people can do all my work...
while I enjoy the totally undeserved afterglow of achievement!

I hope your weekend was productive and satisfying, with or without hay.


  1. Now THAT is a lovely sight. I usually feel the sam as you, but it if's younger more able folk at work, I figure they probably prefer that I stay out of the way. :)

  2. Hay! I was just wonderinng ehat you' ve been up to posting. Lools like you are ready for snow.

  3. Sorry for lousy spelling...cell phone use2

    1. No problem! When I send texts - the only thing I can do with my cellphone from my property - recipients always have to guess what the heck I was trying to write ;)

  4. Wow! That is a serious pile of hay!

    1. I wonder what your herd would think of it :)

  5. That must have been quite fun watching the pile build up.
    Just enjoy the help!

  6. So fortunate to have willing hay pilers! Now, how do you go about convincing them to come move it to the goat paddock as needed?

    1. Ha ha ha! No, it's up to me and my little cart... or my little sled!


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