Thursday, March 29, 2012

Life's a Zoo

There are days when you just want to cover your head.

Indulge in a little emotional eating.

Do an impersonation of the old "ostrich hiding his head in the sand" routine.

Or find a place to chill out and take a nap.

There is always a detractor or two in the crowd,
watching smugly from the sidelines.

But, in those times, you sometimes have to stick your neck out
and go on.

Slow and steady wins the race. That's what I've heard, anyway.


We celebrated our anniversary with a Saturday outing to Rolling Hills Wildlife Adventure near Salina. (We were trying it out so that next time we can take Kinley. Randy pointed out that the rest of the people who were our age had grandchildren in tow.)

Since our little getaway, we have:
  • Moved and sorted mamas and baby calves three mornings in a row.
  • Worked baby calves, three mornings in a row.
  • Reunited the mamas and babies, three mornings in a row.
  • Had an unplanned visit from several fire departments while burning CRP grass.
  • Fixed fence because of above. (Actually, Randy & Jake have done this one.)
  • And I've begun the 1 week countdown to playing 26 different piano accompaniments for a middle school music festival.

So, I must admit, I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed. I'd hide in a box like the orangutan at Rolling Hills - but they'd probably find me.

More on all our on-the-farm adventures to come.


  1. Lovely post, Kim, and oh so true.

    Hope you start to see the "light at the end of the tunnel" soon!

    J has been busy getting ready to farm. It's a little early for us, but a lot of the neighbors are going and it's dry. It might be a very busy weekend.

    At least the cows are just getting started. J tagged 6 yesterday morning and 2 this morning.

  2. Thanks Robyn! Things are early around here, too. I guess that's what a mild winter does for us all! You're having good weather for calving, just like we did. That's a cause for celebration!

  3. Wowsa! You are busy! I love the Rolling Hills Zoo. I figure the little Lady Bug will love it sometime, too. Oh, such good days ahead with the grands!