August 19, 2011

You Know You're a Farmgirl When...

After reading Amy's post on this topic over at Homestead Revival I thought I'd make a list of my own. 

You know You're a Farmgirl When...

*your alarm clock is the rooster crowing at 5 a.m....but you don't worry about it because he'll be in the stew pot in a few weeks. 

*the family vacation is planned around the garden schedule and when you plan to butcher the next batch of chickens.

*your husband asks you what you want for your birthday and you say with a dreamy look in your eyes that you would love a porch swing

*the conversations with your girlfriends center around the latest fashions in aprons and towel stitching patterns, the newest homemade cracker recipe in Mary Jane's Farm, and what's going on with your kids (the two and the four legged variety)!


*it's 8 o'clock in the morning and you're in your pajamas milking the goat.

*the family regularly opens the refrigerator to find leftover seed packets next to the homemade goat milk yogurt.

*finding good canning jars at a garage sale is a huge score!  (Even better when they are accompanied by bands!!)


*the children pray for one of the animals at every meal. (Especially for the roosters to be nice and the goats to not get out!)

*your energy saving dryer is clothes hanging out on the line and all over the house in odd spots. 

*you get excited at the thought of going outside to work because you get to wear your pink plaid mudboots.  *smile*


*you know without a doubt you can fit 5 bales of hay or 4 bales of straw in the back of the van and exactly how it needs to go in when you pick it up from the Amish supplier.

*a date with hubby includes the bulk store in Shipshewana followed by a lovely stroll through Tractor Supply Company on your way home!


*evening prayers are filled with thanks to the Lord for this dream life you are living!

*sleepy dreams are of baby goats and chicks, farmhouses, red barns and old time trucks! 



Vicki said...

So funny! I can relate to a lot of these :) I love your mud boots! Mine have polka dots.

Darcy Carmichael said...

I guess I'm a farmgirl! I just told my husband a few days ago that I wanted a porch swing for Christmas, I milk our goat in my pajamas, I hang our laundry out on lines, children pray for our animals, we just butchered our noisy roosters today, I make goat milk yogurt, and I love finding good canning jars. The funny thing is I grew up a city girl and now there is no way I would ever go back to the city!

Carmen at Old House Homestead said...

Vicki, my mud boots are needing a replacement. I think polka dots would be fun!

Memoriesmama, I grew up in town, too. I would have never guessed in a million years as a teenager that my life would be like this. I love it!!

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