Having a farm can be a very romantic endeavor, indeed.
The reality is, though... it's also a lot of (shi**y) work.
That's not a complaint.
I actually love cleaning up manure... of all kinds... it's extremely gratifying.
Call me weird.
This is the life for which I was born.
Each morning as we open the door to the chicken coops,
I say, " Knock-knock....Good morning, ladies and gentleman.
Maid service, here."
And we proceed to make their beds,
clean their bathrooms,
and re-stock the mini-bar.
I often wonder how the hens see us.
Are we really maid service to them? ... not to mention Room Service, as well?
At least I know that we are appreciated,
because quite often one of them leaves us a tip!
In all seriousness... this life is a 24/7 commitment
and there is very little glory in the work.
The rewards are many, though.
We develop a relationship with our animals.
They accept us and trust us.
At the end of the day, we are filled with satisfaction -
It's all good - I couldn't imagine life any other way.
When evening comes, we head back out to offer our turn-down, tuck-in service.
"Good night, ladies. Good night, Elwood.
We'll be back in the morning with your wake-up call and breakfast.
We run a full service boarding house, here!
In follow-up from yesterday's post...
many of you commented that you were interested
in making your own dishtowels and wanted to know where one could
purchase the fabric.
I bought mine from Kaitlin, locally, at my favorite fiber arts store, HumbleStitch.
for those of you who are not local...
here is a link to her website page where she sells them online.
She would be more than happy to ship whatever you need right to your home.
The fabric can be cut in a square to make napkins,
or ¾ of a yard will make one dishtowel,
or cut longer, can be made into a table runner.
Turn each end under ¼ inch, press, turn under again, and sew.
It's that easy!
It is 100% cotton and is even nicer after laundering.
(Hint... sew them before laundering, or they fray!!)
PS... I recently saw a zero-waste tutorial on making your own handkerchiefs
and folding them so that they work in a tissue box... pulling out one at a time.
Wash, re-fold, reuse.... no waste.
(btw...hanging them on the line in sunlight would kill any germs
not gotten by the washing process.)
What do you think about that idea?
(Don't worry I have no thoughts about toilet paper!)
I draw the line there.