Wednesday, June 27, 2012

The house that built me

One of our sweet cows
So two weeks ago we ventured to the farm. It had been a year. I always claim I am to busy, but the truth is I hate leaving. Every time Sunday rolls around and it is time to head this way I get sad. Then Monday rolls around and I am angry. It's just easier to skip the emotional roller coaster.
After this trip I had decided it's going to have to be a bi-monthly trip for my sanity. This trip we went to cut hay. The second we pulled onto the property childhood memories came flooding back. My cellphone lost service. I started to decompress. Peace moved in and I was exhausted. I sat around talking to mama and daddy about our tasks for the weekend and then we hit the beds.
The tree looks tiny here, but it is huge!
We woke up, OK Nerd  (the hubs)  woke up, before dawn and got on the tractor. He is sexy in farmer mode. Something about a man, doing man things.  Off track... so,  later that morning mama went to town and got biscuits. This woman in town makes the best biscuits you will ever put in your mouth. My mouth is watering just thinking about it. By the way the closest "town" is a gas station, an antique store, and a propane company. Quaint, huh? After breakfast we spent the day shopping in the closest "big" town, where you can get some killer deals. I got 4 shirts and a dress for 40 bucks! The people down here are so friendly so when you go shopping its everyone shopping together, helping one another. Town is 30 minutes from our place and that's how it is for a lot of people, so Saturdays are typically shopping days and you can pick up on all the local gossip. It's entertaining to say the least.
View from the back of the cabin
When we got back we checked on the boys and my amazing sissy banana took my wreck the dress photos and we played with the cows and hay and atv in my wedding dress. I loved my photos. To be fourteen she already has such a talent already. After photos we made dinner. Spaghetti and garlic bread. Yum.  Food and sleep are better down there. I swear. We target practiced with my new gun and then hit the hay! Farm play is exhausting.
The next day we woke up and the boys hit the fields again. Anna and I lounged at the river and she swam. There are too many snakes for me but
to each their own. I ended the day by sleeping under the biggest oak tree I have ever seen on the back of a four wheeler and waking occasionally when a cow bumped me, to read Gone With the Wind. Perfect weekend? I think so. This folks is why I never want to leave once I get there. I hope you all have a piece of Heaven on Earth, I just hope you guys are as stupid as I am. Don't ignore those things that make you happy like I tend to do. Embrace them.

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