Harvest Thyme Homestead has grown out of a love for the simpler times of life. Its roots begin in a belief in one's self and that in time, the harvest of one's hard work will create a place called home.....with a few sheep, goats, chickens, cats, dogs, 2 miniature horses, & 3 alpacas added in for good company & fiber.
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Barn Rule #1
As a single, woman hobby farmer, I have one simple rule to live by so that things run smoothly when doing barn chores:
However, there have been "some" occassions when the occupants of the barn fail to read these signs & things do not go as planned, choice words are thrown around, threats of selling them off (obviously that hasn't happened:) & perhaps an utterance that I refuse to feed them if they don't listen. Often this falls on deaf ears & I get the impression that one or more of them might be just telling me in animal talk to "kiss their you know what". Do they not understand that I am an educated woman, spent thousands of dollars on that MA degree, & in one morning of chores they can deplete my self-worth? No, they don't care because in the blink of an eye they pull something else & I just throw up my hands & say, "WHATEVER"!!!!!