We take care of the land...it takes care of us.

We're just a couple of country dwellers......

that love nature, hunting, fishing, gardening, campfires, crafting, cooking, canning, laughter and living!!

Ya just never know what I'll blog about next...

So visit us often!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

The Work Is Endless

What would you do if you
had the chance to have 
an ambitious 18 year old boy 
come stay with you for a couple of weeks?

Well, I 
got out the leather gloves
and garden tools
and introduced him
to a garden plot that looks 
like a jungle!!

Sall's nephew is here for a couple 
of weeks to "help out"...

Fortunately, for him we've had 4 days 
of rain, so we haven't totally over-worked him

Unfortunately, for him when the sun did come out
there was an endless sea 
of 4 foot dead brush that needed up-rooting....

The two of us
tugged and pulled all day long...
we created huge piles 
of debris with yet more to remove!! 

Thank goodness, 
the wind died down that evening...

when Sall got home from work
they gathered around with
water hose, rakes, and pitchforks
lit it up!!!

The following day neither of us could hardly move...

my muscles were screaming at me
"you dummy, 

I've decided there's 
one smart person on this farm....

All he ever needs is a soft place in the shade,
a bowl full of food and the scent of a pheasant
to chase when he feels like it!!

If only my life were that simple!

But, would the pay off be as rewarding?
(I'll think on it)...

Linking up with...

Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home #63

A Rural Journal for Rural Thursday Blog Hop #14


dr momi said...

Makes me hurt just seeing all the pics! ....must think of all the good veggies!

barb said...

hope you had marshmallows with that fire

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Great pictures of the fire. I like the last one too with the quote and the barn.
I hope your muscles have recovered by now.

TexWisGirl said...

aspirin is our aging bodies' friend. :) and wine.

heyBJK said...

If there's the possibility of burning something after the work is done, that's an incentive for most young people! LOL!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I hope you reap the rewards this summer!

Nancy Claeys said...

Your poor dear! Oh, and when your nephew is finished at your place, can you send him over here? :)

Anne said...

Great pictures! Hope you have a lovely weekend:)

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TJO said...

I cannot wait to have it warm up enough to be out working in the fields and yard! Is it odd to be jealous of your soreness?!!

Charade said...

Isn't it amazing how much work you can entice out of a person if they have even a glimmer of hope for fire? It works every time, regardless of the age.

Ida said...

What I thought that "Life on the Farm is kinda laid back..." according to the late John Denver is was.

Fantastic photo's though and I think the dog may be on to something!

Sherry said...

Yes, it will be wonderful. Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!