So I can’t complain. We have had a very awesome winter to thus point. Warm days, being able to work outside without 6894351131 layers on.
Mother nature, you hit us the last few weeks with lots of rain and mud.
Funny story I promised to share from over the holiday.
We were all outside for out nightly barn chores. We usually take our gator out to back side of our property to feed the animals . It helps with the little one and not having to make several trips to carry everything.
As we head out back we make our first stop. Mind you it has just rained is super slippery and muddy. We’re back on the gator, start to go forward and just like that “out of gas”
Ugh, so here we are, gator loaded down with hay, grain, and the whole family. My husband and I look at each other, we know the drill.
Get off and start pushing. So we do and our little in her mind is “driving” that alone is funny as she keeps turning the steering wheel and it locks up the wheels several times as my husband and I are not only pushing the gator he is also steering and next to her, trying to get up a hill, the wheels just keep locking. My husband is starting to get aggravated pushing this thing and not going anywhere. All I can do at this point is laugh.
These are memories, memories we are making with our daughter.
As we continue to push I said something to my husband and look over and he’s out of sight, YUP you guessed it he slipped in the mud as he only has his tennis shoes on and had no grip. He pushed so hard that he slid and then he was down. I ask my lil “what is Daddy doing? ” She says “he went boom!”
I really lost it. The gator isn’t going anwhere, the wheels are locked again, she’s still “driving” and he’s getting up off the ground. Woooo, ok now we are getting serious…let’s move this thing. Here we go push go, ahhh stop, almost hit the fence. Ok now again, we push, and push right as i’m getting ready to tell the hubs to stop the wheels are locked he gives it a good push and it goes nowhere…..YUP he’s done it again. “BOOM”
At this point I’m slap happy laughing, My lil is laughing. Daddy….not so much at first.
What an adventure. Yes, we did eventually get up the hill. We did get all the animals fed an we made it back to barn easily pushing after defeating that hill or did it defeat us.
I feel like the horses and cow really got some great entertainment as they were staring at us the whole time wondering what we were doing.
These are the nights we will always remember, and without the outside chore family time we would be building these memories” or would be inside doing something else?
Even on days like today when I can’t feel my face outside I am thankful to have animals, money to feed them, and a place for them to be warm, and be cared for. Yes, it’s a lot of work. Yes, it’s cold! But I love it.