C&D Farming..oh what a life!

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Where I grew up in Iowa PJ's are paired with big fuzzy, slightly ratty "going out" slippers and are for grocery store shopping too. Some days it's just too dang cold and "dark" to get dressed there-nothing un-classy about it. We HIBERNATED when it hung out in the singles and below zero in midwinter.
 

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PJs are for sleeping! What's next? People running around in there birthday suits? :ep:lol:
That could be quite disturbing to many people's Puritanical upbringing.

Some days it's just too dang cold and "dark" to get dressed there-nothing un-classy about it.
If it is that cold the boots, snow pants and long winter coat would cover up the PJs, no one at the grocery store would know.
 

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If it is that cold the boots, snow pants and long winter coat would cover up the PJs, no one at the grocery store would know.
Lol, yeah, too seasonally depressed. I liked it there though. Killer cold, but icy clear, cloudless, oddly not scorching sunny sky. I'm not exactly good with the temps though, so it would have killed me...and most of us here, come to think of it.
 

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Naw, maybe glamorous on the surface, but not really. They just got their first case of EEE reported this morning. Last year 19 people got it in the state, 6 died. Don't ask about lyme and the other tick borne illnesses. When I went down to visit a well known breeder of ND to pick up a buck in Rehoboth near the cape, I made the mistake of getting her talking about the diseases from ticks there, since I knew she'd lived there for a long time. Guess what? She had a lot to say and the local diseases are horrifying, have lasting, life long consequences, and are everywhere down there. I shouldn't have asked (but you bet I take Mass ticks seriously after that).
PA is riddled with ticks..Chris has lymes...but, thankfully, since having the farm we no longer have ticks!! Yeah..ducks and chickens are good for something🤣❤🐓🦆
 

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PJs are for sleeping! What's next? People running around in there birthday suits? :ep:lol:
Trust me..these people in their PJs..,you surely do not want to see them bare naked!!! I don’t think many have seen the inside of a shower, or brushed their hair in...too long! I’m not judging, this is a clear observation....😩
 

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That could be quite disturbing to many people's Puritanical upbringing.


If it is that cold the boots, snow pants and long winter coat would cover up the PJs, no one at the grocery store would know.
I guess I can’t say too much bad about the people in PJs at the store...I now go out...all the time..looking ...like a farmer...yep...wearing my hat, muck shoes, typically dirty, etc...I’m not about to change, etc for a 10 min trio to the store...but..I’m working, not lounging all day.....🤣🤣
 

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So, today we put the castrations bands on two of the. Calves...poor guys. The third one, he wasn’t ready....they did great..didn’t make a peep....and we finally put the real barn fans in the two barns tha5 were using....hooray!! except now you can’t hear anything! But, thats ok, the animals will feel great!! Oh, lol...today we were out in the field and a Rock song came on so we were dancing up a storm...and we thought we’d try to square dance? Long story short...we were having a blast being idiots, an...yep, our privacy...gone...the biking path was full of people peering down at us as we were doing our rodeo....ugh!! Chris wanted to moon them!🤣🤣🤣

so we have 10 days until we’ve got kids on the ground! We are..slightly ready? I mean, we know what do, got the supplies, etc. but, we don’t have the 3rd barn ready...so, poor Chris is goin*bto be working like crazy....

im drying off Busty...so I’m going to get a break from milk8ng....this will be very nice!

rabbits...
i have a doe pulling fur, and another due the next day, two boxes goin* in next week. I picked up a min8 lop today, and I’m having three mini rex delivered Thursday..two chocolate does and one lilac. I still need one buck..hoping for a black...but, I can wait...I’ve got several bred does, and it doesn’t need to be immediate.
chicks...still have 8 peeps, about 5-6 days old...no takers yet..😩. And two hens setting on eggs...we aren’t really asking money anymore..we jus5 want the chicks gone. They are cute, but I’m using a rabbit hutch..it has a solid floor, as their home...at this rate...it will NEVER BE SAFE FOR A RABBIT! Ugh...
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.I now go out...all the time..looking ...like a farmer...yep...wearing my hat, muck shoes, typically dirty
That shows you are working. PJs say "I don't do anything".

I have 3 kinds of jeans:
  1. Newish for if I'm planning to go somewhere
  2. Halfway decent ones I wear to work on stuff but will wear (if they aren't too greasy or something) if I need to go to the store while working.
  3. Old and ripped ones I wear for messy stuff. They aren't going off the "farm" unless it is in an ambulance.
 

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That shows you are working. PJs say "I don't do anything".

I have 3 kinds of jeans:
  1. Newish for if I'm planning to go somewhere
  2. Halfway decent ones I wear to work on stuff but will wear (if they aren't too greasy or something) if I need to go to the store while working.
  3. Old and ripped ones I wear for messy stuff. They aren't going off the "farm" unless it is in an ambulance.
@Bruce ...chris has like one decent good shirt..the rest are from the 90’s...he just wore the one nice shirt to my aunts funeral...in tge 5th we have my nephews engagement party...he needs to look nice..AGAIN... we just happened to be in Walmart yesterday...huge outing for us!! I said to grab a $10 shirt...man did I push the wrong button!! He was soooo irritated!! He said he has plenty of good clothes..🤣🤣🤣🤣😩. And he’s not spending a TON OF MONEY 🤣🤣🤣😩. On a shirt he’ll wear once...ugh....so, I guess he’ll just wear the same shirt? Ahhh, who cares?

today is our anniversary...he kinda forgot...saw my card on the counter in the middle of night..woke me up and asked..when’s our anniversary? 🤣🤣. I told him a few times this past month..oh well..I almo forgot several times too...🤣. So, I set my alarm for 4:30...but I hit the snooze button a bit,,..well not today..he marched in with my breakfast...lol...ugh...who wants a full course meal that early? He’s sooo darned sweet...🤣🤣❤👍. Right now he’s working on changing the fencing and the barns since we’ll have kids on the ground in 9 days! Last night I reminded him..he said the brush hog needed work, he wants to paint a rental unit..it’s sat for a year now..ugh..he teased that if the barns aren’t done with 2days to go, tell him then...ugh!! Oh, we sold the latest batch of chicks! Well, they said they are coming tomorrow? So we’ll see. My post said make an offer...I meant like $5..for all...she offered $5per chick!! We said no, that’s tooooo much...we said $2 each and we’ve got more hatching soon, if she wants them too?? Hopefully she’ll come back🙏👍🐣

Ben goes to college tomorrow...last year of undergrad...he’s still interning with the football team, even though the6 aren’t technically allowed to play, e5c..they are going to be training. And, he is the strength and conditioning coach. He was supposed to go away next term to another school for his last internship..but with things the way they are, he decided to play it safe and just signed on for another one with his team. He’s disappointed, but...what can you do?at this rate he just needs to focus on getting done on time, so Covid doesn’t screw up his large4 plan.
ok, back to work..

glad to hear, I’m not the only one who goes to town, looking like a grub!🤣
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I guess he’ll just wear the same shirt? Ahhh, who cares?
No one! Well your sister will notice, no one else will.

today is our anniversary
Happy anniversary!
Yeah I wouldn't want to eat that much right when I woke up either. But he did do a nice job, even "artistically" arranged the fruit.
 
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