* I get allergic smelling hay …

Posted on July 10th, 2009 by melinda in Another day in the life of me.


Whew I am whooped!  I was forced into doing physical labor today.   Today was hay doing day at our house.  Tomorrow I probably won’t be able to do a post because my arms will most likely be to sore to hold up to the keyboard.  I am not a physical labor kinda girl.  I love the outdoors as long as being outdoors involves some form of a lounge chair.  I have not yet figured out how to throw hay while sitting in a lounge chair, but I’m working on it.  I learned at a young age that the best job in the hay field is driving the truck.  I mastered the art of driving a hay truck as soon as my feet were old enough to reach the gas & brake peddles.  However, today, I spent more time unloading hay than driving the truck.  Not sure how that happened but I am sure it won’t happen again! 


Maybe it had something to do with me not hitting the fence post with the hay trailor?  I don’t have a clue how that dent got in the trailor.  I know I didn’t hit the other fence post, cause it wasn’t there anymore … but it’s not because I knocked it down & ran over it last fall when we were getting up hay!


I really don’t understand why Michael won’t just let me drive the tractor instead.


or why Richard won’t let me back the trailor up to the barn … it’s not like I might back into the barn & knock it down.


I don’t want that job … Richard & Bradley can keep it.


we are blessed with some really great friends or some really insane friends … either way, I am sure greatful for their help!


we aren’t picky about our slave labor help either … I’m not sure why my daddy is throwing hay (I do know it was NOT my idea and that is the honest to goodness truth) but there he was … hanging right with the younger guys.  At least I did not make him climb a 400 foot ladder like my brother did!


I’m not sure I’ve ever been so glad to see mr. preacher man … I was especially glad he brought mrs. preacher man along … I got to sneak off and spend some really good quality time with Anita & the girls!




we start um’ young around here … if you are too small to throw a regular size hay bale … well then we’ll just whoop you one up that’s your size!  we feed those bales to our miniature horses (ok, that was a joke, we don’t have minature horses)


and if you can’t hold hay yet at all … then someone will just hold you instead.


Janie says she is pretty sure she is not a farming kinda dog …


Finally … finished, done, caput!


happy trails to you until we meet again … y’all come back now, ya hear?


8 Comments on “* I get allergic smelling hay …”

  1. chrisi

    i hate i missed out on all of this fun…

  2. melinda

    oh I just bet you do!

  3. Marjorie Markham

    Definitely not my idea of fun! I wouldn’t have a clue what to do. I could supervise everyone though so that they think I know what they are doing. I am good at that.

  4. Jodie

    Can I drive the golf cart?

  5. melinda

    so the plan is for Jodie to drive the golf cart while Margie shouts directions to everyone? works for me!

  6. Jodie

    Works for me…lol!!!

  7. Frannie....

    Do I recall a story about you backing into or hitting the house once (or was it twice) upon a time….
    Do you think that could have something to do with the fact you are not allowed to drive the tractor.

  8. melinda

    no you did not bring that up on my blog! that is the one time in my entire life that I can remember my daddy being really really mad at me. and I was backing, I ran straight in to it twice!

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