Tuesday, June 16, 2015

N Is For Nothing

I'm taking you on a journey from A to Z throughout June Dairy Month.
So come on in...the barn doors are open!
  N Is For Nothing
Some days nothing goes as planned. Do you ever have those days? Be honest! Now I don't want you to get the wrong idea. Days like this are not all bad. They are just not always the way we had them planned out in our heads when we crawl out of bed in the morning. For instance...
We take the health of our animals very seriously so when our cow Weezy wasn't doing well, Farmer John called our veterinarian. He discovered that she had an obstruction, similar to when people have a bowel obstruction. Sadly Weezy passed away. Cows, like people have a personality. Some you like, others, not as much. Weezy was one of the good ones... always had to hog the cool air from the barn fans and needed her ears scratched at the end of each milking. We'll miss her.
Fieldwork took a lot longer than planned today. Farmer John and Grandpa Roy were chopping hay with hopes of finishing the field before the forecast rain begins to fall. After two trips to the implement dealer for needed parts, and some down time for repairs, the majority of the cut hay was chopped and safely tucked in the bunker. 

I'm writing this post at 9:00 PM, and Farmer John is still outside finishing the chores that are normally done before evening milking. His noon lunch, left uneaten, is still waiting for him, even though it is well past dinner time.

In farming, as in nearly all professions, not everyday is perfect, but we face these roadblocks head on. Some days nothing goes as planned, while other days everything falls into place. But don't we need these "nothing goes as planned" days to identify and appreciate the good days?

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You may also want to read my previous years posts for June Dairy Month...
N Is For Nine

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