Thursday, February 22, 2007


The weather forecast for today: sunny with a high of 53. Since we got a motorcycle ride in yesterday, I'd say today's plan calls for a horseback ride.

Both our state and federal income tax refunds are now being processed (you can check online, you know). That means bill catch-up time, and money for our summer vacation, which consists of plans for...

Going to Colorado with Cliff's sister and her husband in late July. We're going to take the motorcycles out on a trailer and ride them around those beautiful mountains, once we get there.

My daughter has plans for her mother-in-law watch the girls for a few days
in late March, which allows me to plan for....

A possible weekend getaway, perhaps to Branson. Weather permitting, we could go on the motorcycle. Although any Missourian knows you don't count on March weather to be kind. But it could happen.

I have plans for the Jersey heifer calf I've spoken for, which may get to come home this Sunday. We have a place prepared for her in the barn.

There are plans to get a few bantam chicks. I have a cage to keep them in until they are old enough to roost; then I plan to teach them to roost on a pole somewhere in the barn to keep them safe from predators by night, and they can roam free during the daytime. This worked well for me in the past.

All these things will come to pass, of course, only if the good Lord is willing (and the creeks don't rise, as Tennessee Earnie Ford used to say). Since Cliff's sudden hospitalization last April, and the subsequent quadruple heart bypass, I've learned that plans can change.

One day at a time is sufficient.


Midlife Mom said...

Hi Donna, I'm so glad I found your site, you are a kindred spirit! We only have horses but I would love to have chickens and all but the city I live in won't allow it where my home is, even though we have 400 acres! We're lucky to be able to have our horses. I grew up on a small farm and my husband likes the old saying, you can take the girl out of the country but you can't take the country out of the girl.

BarnGoddess said...

my neighbors to the east have a bunch of guiness (SP?) hens that visit daily(except when there was snow on the ground!). I love watching them chase and eat the bugs. Im always happy to see them pecking away on my land :)

taxes-ack! every year we owe Uncle Sam because of my husbands type of work, we pay in monthly thru out the year but when it is all said and done, we usually owe a nice chunk at the end of the year. Luckily, we put some back in an account just for the purpose incase we do owe!

Enjoy your tax refund! Im glad when anyone gets money back :)

Susiej said...

Nice plans. Very nice plans. I can't even imagine planning a trip to the grocery store right now without a huge feat of logistical planning. Thanks for reminding me there is a life beyond all of this toddlerhood. I hope the "creeks don't rise."

Celeste said...

Love to go with yall! Have a great ride today!

Rebecca said...

The refund anticipation should be something to look forward to spending!

I am just coming over from Barn G blog. Loved the pic and the quote.

Enjoy the ride~

zhasha said...

sounds like you have a super great plans!

wheee!!! have fun!