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Farm Chores And A Box of Tissues An Hour

By February 1, 2016Goats, soap

The Snow Plus Colds Make Farm Chores A ChallengeWe made it through Snowmageddon, dug out our cars, got back to work, and proceeded to get the cold of the century.  Well, that’s a slight exaggeration, but Bob came down with a cold on Wednesday, and Kathy followed close by on Friday.  By Saturday, poor, poor pitiful us, Tea And Hone Made the Farm Chores Possiblesniffling, and coughing and sneezing to beat the band.

Have you ever had your nose feeling so tickly that your eyes water constantly, and you were just begging to sneeze for the momentary relief it provided?  Have you ever gone through an entire box of tissues in an hour, and 2 boxes of vitamins in a day?  Have you ever used 5 jars of Vapo rub and drank 12 boxes of lemon tea with honey in a weekend? That is us.  Don’t get us wrong, we have had our share of colds but Snowmageddon, followed by Coldmageddon. Let’s be real!

The Farm Chores Must Go On

Yes, we are feeling slightly under the weather, but the animals still must eat, and the soap still must be made.  So we hauled water to the animals and fed them lots of yummy hay and enjoyed watching them enjoy the sunlight.  We made 2 batches of soap and did our share of resting.  We are almost restocked after the very busy holiday season we had in 2015 and are busy working on new soaps.  And we cling to the fact that 7-10 from now, all will be right with the world again . . . as long as there is no more snow.

And we sing our favorite song of this season, “OOOOHHHHH Spring Time, that’s the time that I like, every day and every night.  Ohhhh Spring Time, that’s when the birds do sing……”

Fellow farmers, how do you manage being sick and still getting the chores done? Any tips to share? 

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