Life On & Off My Farm - Life Changes
Posted April 28, 2015 - 07:56 AM
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Posted April 28, 2015 - 08:28 AM
Last of May earliest. Surgeon's schedule is that full already, and I have to see my regular Dr Friday before I can be added to the surgical schedule.
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Posted April 28, 2015 - 12:13 PM
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Posted April 28, 2015 - 02:53 PM
Well.....no more milking cows. The rest of the milking herd left today. Walking them down to the holding pen to be loaded.
And there they go onto the trailer.
Then our milk hauler Benji came & waited for the cattle trailer to leave to get our last load of milk from our farm. Benji is talking with Dad.
Actually I don't know exactly how I feel right now. It's a mix of sadness, heartache, joy, and a new sense of freedom....along with a healthy amount of fear of what's to come, also with some excitement of new things to come. One minute I may be reveling in the freedom, then the next I might be shedding tears. It's truly a mixed bag to say the least......very least. Almost like a longtime friend has passed.
Josh is going through my same exact emotions. I hope the sadness part gets taken over by better emotions, that's for sure.....and soon!
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Posted April 28, 2015 - 04:40 PM
I will say I hope you continue to post your adventures and projects on your farm no matter what new venture you take.
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Posted April 28, 2015 - 05:10 PM
I decided to mow the roadside for therapy on my John Deere F935. Got 1/8th mile down the road & she just quit like I shut the key off. Gauge showed some fuel, but I couldn't see any, plus some air in my fuel filter assembly. I was positive it should be pretty full, and after walking for a few gallons of diesel, it only held a bit over a gallon. I'm like "I just wanted some therapy"! Anyway, I got her to run, but she barely did, but as soon as I got it off the side incline, she took off running fine. I never looked to see if the oil light was on, but once I got back to the shop, I found the oil was at the add line. Thinking maybe a safety sensor kicked in with low pressure, I topped it off & went back mowing, and she did perfectly. So I got my therapy, and now from the emotional day, I am shot to heck. Gonna rest. Just carrying 3 gallons fuel made my neck hurt too.
I don't talk much religion, but I thank God for all I have. He got me through the massive clots in my lungs, and I'm hoping he'll get me through surgery & back to more of my old self again. I could also not have made it this far without my wife Teresa. She is awesome!
I hope & pray all of us here at the farm come out much happier in the end, and I feel we surely will, but it is scary changing gears like we are.
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Posted April 28, 2015 - 05:22 PM
Daniel, reading along and remembering the day we sold the herd here. I remember the feelings and understand the emotions.
Alan, change was never something I readily accepted, and this change, while likely the best ever for us.....it scares the bajeebies out of me!
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Posted April 28, 2015 - 06:25 PM
I know the feeling of changing and stepping into a whole new world. It is very scary at first but as time goes one you will become accustomed to it. When I retired from the Navy all I knew was a very structured like with someone telling you what and when to do things. Then one day I'm a civilian and no one there telling me what I should do. Plus How was I going to make a living. I tried different things and found something I enjoyed and was pretty good at and as they say the rest is history. When I decided to retire I went through the emotions again but given time you get used to it and you will find something that you will enjoy doing and everything will be OK. Ya just have to give it some time.
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Posted April 28, 2015 - 08:39 PM
Fear of change is normal, refusal to change is debilitating.
Yes, that is spot on right!
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Posted April 28, 2015 - 10:29 PM
Daniel, in the midst of my spring rush I have not had a chance to follow your doings and happenings, but I'm glad I took a second to do that tonight.
Best wishes to you in your decisions. I'm sure it wasn't easy, but I'm also sure you are being led along by Someone who knows a whole heck of a lot more than you do! I bet that you won't miss the pressure and stress.
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Posted April 29, 2015 - 04:39 AM
It will be better for you in the long haul, but I remember when we loaded up the 300 head of feeder hogs off our farm years ago. It still hurts some, but very happy not to be in the farrowing barns all night long !!
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