Keeping My Head Above Water

Tuesday morning J and I loaded the last pairs and hauled them out to pasture. While J was driving I stayed home and weeded flower beds. I am learning to enjoy getting my hands in the dirt. I especially like to see pretty flowers and healthy garden plants. Also on Tuesday I went to the beauty shop to get my hair trimmed. What fun it is to have someone scrub my head and make my hair feel soft. June 12 J has been busy in the shop getting equipment ready for haying season. I bounce between helping J and doing a few house jobs or cooking. June 12 Wednesday I had an early morning appointment in North Dakota Boarder Town and ran a few errands. In the afternoon, we moved pairs to a new pasture and did a little fencing. It’s great to see so much grass, the dams are full and life is good for the cattle.

J  has meetings in town today; I hope to catch up on a few odd jobs, prepare for a busy weekend and maybe mow the lawn. June 12 We have a busy weekend including a Hamburger Feed Fundraiser for the local volunteer Fire Department (J is a fireman for the department), Cousin T wants to brand his young bunch of calves, and a few social activities we have been invited to. Don’t forget Father’s Day and J’s Dad has a birthday. We also have a funeral on Friday. A long time friend of J’s family passed on unexpectedly on Tuesday evening.

Deep breath and take one day at a time, that is my plan of attack. June 12 Last week I spent a day and a half power washing and cleaning the inside of tractors, vehicles, 4-wheelers, etc. Rosie is my power washing helper; she loves to chase the water. Molly likes to help detail the inside of pickups.

June 12

“On this June day the buds in my garden are almost as enchanting as the open flowers. Things in bud bring, in the heat of a June noontide, the recollection of the loveliest days of the year – those days of May when all is suggested, nothing yet fulfilled.” ~Francis King

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5 Responses to Keeping My Head Above Water

  1. buttons says:

    Take care of you I do know how hard you are working and I go to the hairdresser to get my hair cut it is nice to have someone pamper you while the stress of farming and life stay outside the beauty shop door for a little while. Love your photos. Hugs my friend. B

  2. Cheri says:

    Yard work can be relaxing for me. I like weeding and mowing. It’s been 4 months since I had a hair cut. Thinking of letting it grow some. I usually wear my hair very short. The longer it gets, the curlier too.
    Rosie sounds like she keeps you and J quite busy! We have 2 dogs obsessed with the hose.
    Have a nice weekend and enjoy your yard.
    Cheri

  3. Darcy says:

    The pictures of your two dogs are priceless – and funny too! They look like they are both really good at their “jobs”. 🙂 Glad to hear the ponds are full – having water and good grass is such a blessing. Hope you have a great weekend!

  4. I’ve been kept away, and have missed you, Robyn!
    I love your description – having someone scrub my head & make my hair feel soft is a special treat to me, too.
    It was a rare occasion for me, I went in one day last week and had the works done to my hair. It felt so good, and my hair still feels so much nicer too.
    Sorry to hear about another loss of a family friend, it seems like you guys have been hit hard this year with losses of dear people.

    When I saw your post titled, “keeping my head above water” .. I worried you might be experiencing flooding. We are having a VERY WET June! When it rains, it pours, and the water has nowhere to go. A couple of years ago we had flooding, all our lakes & rivers were in a disastrous sate.. they say it only happens every 75 years, but we’re on the verge of it again already. If the rain keeps up this summer it’s going to be a mess for lake dwellers. Our pond is way up in the yard, the kids rescued the kayaks which floated away when the water rose again overnight.. it’s all fun & games for them though.. we’re very safe from flooding here in our woods.
    Hope you have a wonderful day, Robyn!

  5. Roan says:

    The hens look like they are wondering what you are up to. Beautiful flowers. Love seeing the pups! Fergus looked a lot like Rosie the other day. Being a city dog, he doesn’t have much fun, so he made some by digging in the muddy lawn. I immediately gave him a bath, but wished I had waited to see if he really is self-cleaning as a friend of mine says Border Collies are. Have a great weekend!

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