A Rising Moon Farm Monday

Here’s my Monday.

6:30 Rise. Put on chore clothes (stained with blood and milk replacer and dirt, with bits of straw stuck in the cuffs.)

6:30-7 am.  Feed myself. Feed dogs

7:45–8 am. Mix up milk replacer and feed bottle lamb up in big barn. Check to see if any ewes are in labor.

8:00–8:30. Mix up milk replacer and feed three calves. Feed chickens.Clean out bottles and clean up kitchen. Change into regular clothes (sort of clean-ish jeans.)

10 am. Drive to Pine Island to buy milk replacer and sheep mineral.

10:30 Drive to Zumbrota to buy cracked corn for chickens.

11:30–12:30. Change into chore clothes. Mix up milk replacer and feed bottle lamb again. Feed and water sheep. Check to see if any are in labor. Water the steers. Make sure they haven’t broken something or been excessively creative in their naughtiness. Clean out bottles and clean up kitchen. Change into regular clothes.

2- 2:30 pm. Change into chore clothes. Mix up milk replacer and feed three calves. Clean out bottles and clean up kitchen. Change into regular clothes.

4-4:15. Change into chore clothes. Mix up milk replacer and feed bottle lamb. Check to see if any ewes are in labor. Clean out bottle and clean up kitchen. Change into regular clothes.

6-6:30 pm. Feed dogs. Feed myself

8 pm. Change into chore clothes. Mix up milk replacer and feed bottle lamb. Check to see if any ewes are in labor. Mix up milk replacer and feed calves. Put chickens to bed. Clean out bottles and clean up kitchen. Change into regular clothes.

8:30. Feed Melissa when she gets home from work.

9:30 Change into chore clothes. Climb into bed.

No, wait, that’s not right….. Hang on, I’ll get it. Just give me a minute.

Okay, got it. Change into pajamas and climb into bed.

I’ll bet you thought I was losing it, didn’t you? Nah. I’ve got everything under control.

7 thoughts on “A Rising Moon Farm Monday

  1. Sounds to me as if you’ve become quite the fashionista what with all these changes of clothing every day. (If you did sleep in your chores clothes, it would save one step in the morning. Just sayin’ . . . )

  2. I often get confused and forget to change out of my chore clothes, so I find myself sitting on the sofa wearing them.

    I need to have to have that poor sofa professionally cleaned. And I might have to break down and actually vacuum—the straw bits are piling up around the sofa.

  3. Too funny! I’ve given up on “chore clothes vs. regualr clothes”, they’re all chore clothes now. On the infrequent occasions that I do put nice clothes on, I usually end up in the barn doing unplanned chores in them anyway!

  4. I’m with Mama Pea, it would save a few minutes in the a.m.! Also you could go back to the Ingalls days and stuff yourself some straw ticking mattresses, then the little bits would blend right in!

  5. You are trying too hard. ALL my cloths are chore cloths. I think the people in my office building think I am poor. I have actually shown up with hay hair also. I think it is only horse people that can actually look nice around their animals.
    p.s. you didn’t mention “drink wine”

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