Friday, June 24, 2011

You Know You're a Farmer's Wife When...2nd Edition

Because I had so much fun with this the first time around, I thought it was high-time I did it again. And so, without further ado, I give you the 2nd edition of...

"You know you're a farmer's wife when..."

You know you're a farmer's wife when... can identify which pig is which without looking at the ear tag.

...your favorite shoes have steel toes. can spot a ripe tomato in the garden from 300 yards away.

...between May and September, every page of your prayer journal mentions rain at least three times.'ve got three buckets in your kitchen; one for compost, one for chickens, and one for pigs...and you don't have to label them to know the difference.

...your answering machine says, "Sorry we can't come to the phone right now. It's canning season." tell the kids, "If you want to live like pigs, you can stay out in the barn with 'em," and they know you mean it.

...your dinner conversation is a heated debate over which is better, pole beans or bush beans.

...a family "picnic" means everyone takes their own bucket to the berry patch.

...your preferred method of stress-reduction is killing squash bugs by hand.

...laundry is on the line, pigs have been slopped, eggs gathered and gardens weeded. Now it's time for breakfast.

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