Knolltop Farm Wife

Welcome to my blog! I'm a wife, mother of four and a self-employed freelance writer. I live on a dairy farm with my family and I enjoy sharing our life with family, friends and anyone else who wants to visit the farm. There's no telling what the I will write about from day to day, but hopefully you'll be enriched when you stop by! Have a wonderfully blessed day!

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Number Five!

The sun is shining brightly on the Knolltop this morning and it is so nice. When I walked across the road to the barn this morning, the moon was so big and bright it lit up the whole world. Ususally when I enter the barn I have to walk in the dark to get to the light switch, but the moon shone through the windows casting light on the cows faces and it was so cool I just stood there looking at the cows and listening to them rustle around. When I finally got to the lights, I flipped them on and did my usual scan of the barn to make sure everyone is where they should be.

A cow was carrying on about something so I thought I'd better just walk to the center isle to have a look and there she was, heifer number five, bright and beautiful and ready to begin her life. Then it was all down hill from there...

I went through my normal routine of preparing to milk the cows and figured Bobby would put the calf where she belonged when he got time. But I got impatient and decided to take care of her myself. Because everything I do is messy, when I got done dealing with her, what little afterbirth that was left on this new girl, was now on me and my gloves, sweatshirt and overalls were a mess.

Just before I turn the milk pump on, I go through all the stalls to pull down any manure into the gutter that's on the platform. As I was walking passed a cow named Muck, yes she was named during the Bob the Builder era, she was doing her business in the gutter. Usually that's no big deal and I steer clear because we all know what happens if a cow coughs when she's doing her thing...well, for whatever reason I was standing right behind her and she let out a great big cough and you guessed it, I got a good shot of manure all down the front of my overalls. As I walked over to clean myself off, I muttered to myself, I might as well just lay down and roll around in the gutter for as much manure as I'm wearing.

When I came in to fix breakfast, I went straight to the washer with my overalls and am presently waiting for them to get out of the dryer.

Now, what you've all been waiting for....the results of last night's Regional FFA contest. Luke's team was second and JW placed fourth. Yes, Dub was bummed for a while. But then he realized that the state convention is the same week as the first week of baseball practice and he brightened up because he loves baseball!

One of the reasons JW placed fourth was that he wasn't prepared for the question. He just got a topic that he didn't know much about and didn't prepare for. The other contestants had folders of information they were using to write their speeches and Dub had nothing....maybe because he spent a little too much time on the phone instead of studying for the contest.....hmmmm....everything is a learning experience.

Anyway, the boys who place above him were excellent, in fact the boy who won the contest was also in the discussion meet last fall. When he walked in, I knew he was going to win, he's more experienced and organized and his mom is the FFA teacher in his district!

My overalls are dry, better head back to the barn.

5 comments:

fvclassic said...

LOL you sound like me... innkeeping, horsekeeping and housekeeping here at the inn in Montana

Git 'r done
gp in montana

PryorVu said...

gp in Montana, where are you? PryorVu is West of Pryor Mtns, with of view of them all. Please leave a comment

PryorVu said...

gp in Montana, where are you? PryorVu is West of Pryor Mtns, with of view of them all. Please leave a comment

Anonymous said...

PARALLEL UNIVERSE...I TOO WENT TO THE BARN THE OTHER MORNING, IT WAS COLD AND I WAS TIRED,AS I TURNED ON THE LIGHTS I SAW 2 NEWBORN CALVES, ONE WAS HIGH AND DRY ON THE WALK, THE OTHER IN THE GUTTER, CLEAN COVERALLS OR NOT I PULLED IT OUT AND SLEDDED IT TO THE MILKHOUSE AND WASHED IT WITH WARM WATER, AS I STOOD THERE COLD AND WET COVERED WITH MUCK AND GOO AND FEELING A LITTLE OVERWHELMED I RECALLED WHAT YOU AND 3COLLIE SAID...WE'RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER AND IT GAVE ME COMFORT TO KNOW THAT SOMEWHERE, SOMEPLACE IN ANOTHER DAIRY BARN ON A COLD DARK MORNING ANOTHER ONE OF MY DAIRY WIFE "SISTERS" WAS PROBABLY DOING THE SAME THING I WAS...CONGRATS ON ALL THOSE HEIFERS!!!!SHADY KNOLL

somebody said...

酒店經紀人,菲梵酒店經紀,酒店經紀,禮服酒店上班,酒店小姐,便服酒店經紀,酒店打工,酒店寒假打工,酒店經紀,酒店經紀,專業酒店經紀,合法酒店經紀,酒店暑假打工,酒店兼職,便服酒店工作,酒店打工經紀,制服酒店經紀,專業酒店經紀,合法酒店經紀,酒店暑假打工,酒店兼職,便服酒店工作,酒店打工,酒店經紀,制服酒店經紀,酒店經紀