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!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Don't sue!

Another lazy, sunny day here on the Knolltop.

Okay, okay, so now I must confess before Joe Schmoe gets the wrong idea that dairy farming is a breeze and then goes out and buys a farm and a bunch of cows, floods the milk market worse that it already is and discovers I mislead him and then takes me to court for giving false testimony on a blog!

For the record we milk our cows twice a day, I've never gotten a professional massage, pedicure, manicure or mud pack. My boys were livid when they discovered I wrote about them getting a mud pack and massage and couldn't believe I would write something like that. (Obviously they never read this blog!)

I don't have any hired help when the boss goes away, that's why we had children. (JOKE)

The kids have been getting up early on their days off and this morning they were dragging. I'd have to say that Sarah is the most punctual, she has been out there at 6 am every morning. And I'll also add that she doesn't wait to be asked to do something, she sees what needs to be done and just does it. I love that in a kid! Well, the boys are good about that too, but it took them a lot longer to learn it.

Furthermore, after we got all done with chores, which included a fresh cow and a new bull, I came in from the barn and Sarah was making french toast for breakfast! All I can say is Wow!

Dairy prices may be down and things are going to get tougher but when your kids pitch in and take over without complaint to keep the farm running smoothly.....that is worth more than all the money in the world! I'll go ahead and say it.....I'm blessed!


Anonymous said...

You are blessed! Enjoy the sun. I enjoyed your column yesterday, You really should have a massage. our daughters gave us both certificates for 2 one hour massages a year ago and they were wonderful, hubby even says he would have one again. Pam

threecollie said...

Liz and I went to a dairy meeting with our US Senator yesterday and despite low prices and rough challenges it was heart warming to see the farm families, with folks ranging from an adorable little one year old to retired guys who still care...all together, all concerned about each other and our industry. I love farmers!

moomama said...

Double the blessed comment. Our dairy service man was here yesterday and it's so discouraging to hear the farms which are going out (mostly all big; buy their feed stuffs) but you do hear of an occasional young person who thinks it is possible to dairy if you watch your inputs. Yay! Hope he makes it!

Anonymous said...

Melissa, when I read you blog it reminds me of your own family when you were younger. You were always out in the barn helping your family. Now Rex (Melissa's brother) was another story. I seem to remember him not being around so much!! But I do remember you taking breaks to sing in the silo. Do you remember how great the acoustics were! Love your blog and hearing all the fun and hard work!

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