Snapshot of a Day on a Florida Farm

September 30, 2011 05:32 AM

A Day in Ag logoShared by Emily Eubanks - Micanopy, Fla.

To start us off, I thought I'd start with a cool project called "Day in Agriculture." On September 29, Farm Journal is asking agriculturists to blog, tweet, update their Facebook status, take pictures/video all about their day and what happens. So, I thought I'd give a rundown from my perspective as farm wife, mom, and off-farm income. Here's how Thursday, September 29 went for me.

Got up a little bit earlier than normal (lots to do before school). Will gets in the shower as I'm getting out. I fix my tea and breakfast and read my online stuff and Kaity sits with daddy in his chair. Fight with both over getting dressed and breakfast decisions. As Will's eating, John heads out to feed his steer and heifer for him. We get backpacks and lunches ready and check to make sure homework is finished and paperwork signed. I get dressed for work and pack up my stuff. Our family farm chores have to be done before we can leave - Bluebell and Oreo get fed in the house, Will unties the steer and heifer and checks their water, Kaity helps me feed the ponies and bunnies and checks their water, and Will feeds his hamsters. John's weaning calves this week so he leaves for work without Bluebell. Normally, she goes with him several times a day, but not when calves are in the pens. Today is actually a special day for Bluebell and Oreo. They're both getting fixed! Which means we have to leave for school 30 minutes early so I can drop kids off in Micanopy and then head to Williston to drop the puppy and kitten off for their vet appointments before finally heading back to Gainesville for work. But, before we can leave, I throw a roast, potatoes, and carrots in the crockpot for dinner. Finally, we're ready to head out the door. It takes Will 10 minutes to put his shoes on and tie his laces. I get out to the car with everyone, realize that Will didn't take his medicine, go back in (turning off and on the alarm) to get his medicine and head back to the car. Will runs to the gate to shut it and we're finally off...

Read the full account at Emily's blog, Wacahoota Wonders.


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