Those of you who know me, know that farm life suits me just fine.
I am happy as a pig in slop...
going about my day feeding, cleaning up, gardening, etc.
I have to tell you, though, having Wednesdays "off" from animal chores is
a luxury...and one that I really appreciate.
On Wednesdays, our neighbor and friend, Jim
(or "Uncle Jim" as the animals refer to him)
comes over early in the morning and tends to barnyard chores...
feeding, watering, cleaning up, etc.
while I have the luxury of sleeping in....some days, the whole way to 6:30!
It's on these Wednesdays that I get a chance to head to town
for grocery shopping, appointments, and other errands.
Some weeks, like this week, I just stay home and enjoy the farm as a "visitor"...
enjoying the critters without the responsibility.
Yesterday was one of those stay-at-home days and I enjoyed every second of it,
I started my morning in the sewing room,
finishing this apron...
sewn from natural/blue cotton ticking...
the pocket embellishment sewn from natural linen.
Then I moved outside and worked in the vegetable garden for a while...
weeding, weeding, weeding.
My three sidekicks, Annie, Oakley and Sam, stuck with me like glue.
We sat in the front pasture for a while,
just enjoying the view.
And then, like clockwork, everyone decided it was time to come in and get their chow.
Every day, at this time, the donkeys head into the horses' dry lot.
Once the horses have also returned to their dry lot, the donkeys skedaddle back to their own yard.
"Hey, how about some breakfast?"
These two donkey gals are not the most patient of animals,
and bellow their complaints quite loudly.
One of these days I will capture that on video for you.
Once back in the house, I worked on these boutonnieres,
made from linen, burlap, and guinea feathers.
and worked on a new bracelet design.
(I have an obsession with leather right now.)
My day off was ended with a date with Hubbs to our favorite little micro-brewery
for dinner and a drink.
What a most splendid day!
I love Wednesdays...
and every other day, too!
And that's the truth.
Hope your day is terrific.
I am heading to a public auction tonight to possibly bid on a Hoosier cabinet.
Hopefully, it will go just like the auction for the railroad cart
and I will walk away with a Hoosier for a song!