"If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day." — E.B. White

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Babies Don't Keep

Cleaning and scrubbing will wait ’till tomorrow, but children grow up, as I’ve learned to my sorrow. So quiet down cobwebs! Dust go to sleep! I’m rocking my baby. Babies don’t keep. 
– Ruth Hamilton

I've always loved this.

I apologize for my lack of postings, but I've been enjoying my babies n fur babies A LOT lately. Tomorrow I WILL post my giveaway and soon fill you in on all the farm activities.

This morning I awoke to the smell of coffee ready and so many happy sounds... No, not pancakes sizzlin'... BETTER (to this farm girl's ears); Rooster crowing, birds gone crazy, kids not far behind makin' noise on their bikes (yes, in their jammies w/sweatshirts)... AND POWER TOOLS!

As I looked out my window I saw the continuation of my gift from The Farmer...

A new barn/run in shed in the WORKs!

This part has taken him under 6 hours. He's just stopped to go ted hay. While it's drying he'll come back and do more here. I can't believe how hard he works. For me. 
How blessed am I?!

Hope you're feeling blessed and able to share this day, your way, with your family! <3


Anonymous said...

The sounds of farm living....the best!
Happy Mother's Day.....I love that saying, soooooo true....wish I had read it and taken it to heart before my babies were grown and gone!

brooke said...

Love the new run in!

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Oh thought of you today....Happy Mother's Day.

I was reading some articles by Laura Ingalls Wilder on farmer's wifes...you would love it, it is you...even though they were written back in 1920's!

Hug those precious kids and I am standing applauding your husband's work.

Janie Fox said...

cool ...he is a good man...working for the little woman. I love a day like that!

Lori said...

YaY Mr. Farmer!!
Boo kids growing TOO fast!!
Hope ya had a great Mom day : )

MamaMonki said...

Love love love that poem. So true. They grow so fast. I love every stage - even this arm crossed - glare at mommy - "I the boss" stage. But I do miss my little bitty burrito I could rock and cuddle.

Katie @ On the Banks of Squaw Creek said...

I'm jealous! I want a shed!

And I love that poem! I never knew who wrote it, though, so thanks for posting it!