In yesterday's comments "Kris" asked if I have helpers.
I have helpers with every task that I set out to do!
Some help more than others!
But seriously, before you get the wrong impression,
I have to tell you....
I couldn't take care of this entire farm without some help.
You may already know that Wednesday's are my day "off" from farm chores.
Jim, my "cross the street" neighbor and friend does the animal chores on Wednesdays.
This gives me a free day for trips to town for appointments or groceries, if I need.
It also gives me a chance to dig into those big projects that occasionally arise.
Animal chores are a "family" task on weekends...
and with two or more of us doing them, they get done pretty quickly.
Amanda (one of the kids who is presently living at home) helps out in the garden
whenever I need her.
Truly, though, gardening in boxes reduces the amount of work considerably...
and what there is to do is so much easier, when getting on one's hands and knees
is no longer in the equation!
A layer of landscaping fabric on top of some of the boxes reduces the need for weeding, also!
And last but not least, our friend Sam helps out with the mowing and weed whacking.
With about 15 acres of mowing and miles of pasture fence to trim;
it takes both of us to accomplish that task.
So.... I am no Superwoman.
I spend each day happily going about the farm chores....
with a little time occasionally left over for creativity, too.
I have to say...
it's the BEST job I have ever had!
(And one from which I plan to never retire!)