Thursday, June 19, 2008

Exhaustion

Anyone else feeling exhausted from the endless hours on their homesteads? It seems like on our "days off" we hit the ground running in the morning and it not uncommon to be up washing my floors at midnight. Lately John and I have been overwhelmed with the endless tasks that are on our to do lists....put the pool up (when we ever have a day off together), constant maintenance of the gardens & critters, major construction to stabilize our barn, build a goat pen in the barn for the goats, nesting boxes, broilers to slaughter, endless mowing, cords and cords of wood to haul off the back forty, split, and stack, painting, trim work...must I go on. And did I mention we are going away on a camping trip next weekend. Maybe I can catch up on some reading by the campfire. I look forward to our trip but I dread packing and unpacking.
That's enough whining for now must get a good nights rest for another looooong day in the ER!

4 comments:

goatgirl said...

Oh my goodness, now I'm exhausted. At least you will never be bored!

coastrat said...

Good grief, you have your hands full! But what a neat-sounding homestead you have; so nice for a family. Have fun camping!

Don said...

Camping!? You live at camp. Going camping is what got us looking at farms in the first place. Your list sounds a lot like ours! It's the million little things that seem to take so much time.

Lynnie said...

Has anyone else felt exhausted by their homestead? Yes, Yes, Yes and Yes. I am finally snapping out of exhaustion now that all the babies are born, eggs hatched, etc. Now that I'm getting on top of it more, I can look bad and have that "it's all worth it" feeling. I have kids, too, so the "tasks" really add up! Good luck with your chores!