To be a farm wife is to be many things at once. At our farm it means being the cook, dishwasher, laundry lady, cleaning staff, cattle waterer, turkey checker, pig feeder, weed puller, errand runner, equipment operator and more.
What I love most about my job is the variety. I never know in the morning what all I might find myself doing before the day is over. One minute I’m at the sewing machine and the next minute I’m holding a light (or wrenches) for Hubby as he works on some piece of equipment. One day you might come by and find me doing laundry; and the next day I’m in a hoodie and muck boots, wielding a pressure washer wand. All this to say I don’t get bored often. 🙂
The thing I dislike most about my being a farm wife is something that I must admit has been very good for me… staying home. ALL THE TIME.
You see, staying home is not first nature for me. The first four years of our married life, we both had day jobs, and I got real used to being over in Rockingham county a few days a week, and after work I would often stop by mom’s… or a friends house… or TJMaxx…
Once our baby came along, Hubby and I agreed that one of us needs to stay home and take care of the her and the farm. Of course the obvious choice was me. It took some getting used to being alone so much, but for the most part I love being a stay at home mom!
It has its days though. I get to feeling cagey and bored, and wishing like crazy that I could “just go SOMEWHERE!” It’s then that I try to remember, this is a real part of my biblical calling as a wife and mother, according to the words of Titus. I can look all around and and wish for something else to do; or I can look in God’s word and find I have my work cut out for me right here in my heart!
(“To be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.”) Titus 2:4b,5
Well, I think I have rambled enough for one day. Better go check on the laundry and water those cows…
‘Til next time!