So, as of today, our current house hasn’t sold. We ended up doing a major revision on our new home plan in hopes that maybe we can swing two mortgages. We won’t quite be able to swing it, but should be able to handle getting the basement poured this fall, if our house isn’t sold. That will take a month or so off of the time it will take to complete our house and also give us a better chance of being able to finish it during the winter months. Showings have slowed down, my frustrations have increased, yet we are staying patient and trusting that the right buyer will come at the right time.
Last week, an odd turn of events and a last minute decision had me driving 2.5 hours away from home to attend “How to Get Started in Grazing.” I had really hoped that Scott would be able to attend with me, but when it came down to it, I had to go solo. It ended up being one of the best decisions I have made lately.
Spring has historically been a busy time for us. With Scott being part of the agriculture industry, planting season has always had him working crazy hours. This year, my work schedule added to the chaos. I’ve just wrapped up over a year’s worth of work on the largest IT project of my career. Last week, I had to work six 12+ hour days in a row, including one 17 hour overnight shift, to get everything implemented successfully. Needless to say, our work schedules have left a very large to-do list for our home and farm life.
On a sunny day in April, my husband purchased a flock of sheep that he had found on craigslist. 21 pregnant ewes and 2 rams were dropped off at the farm by a local livestock hauler. We were now shepherds. Scott was ecstatic, the kids were very excited, and yet, I was a tad hesitant. I felt like I had just gotten the hang of dealing with the beef cows and calves, and now all of a sudden I was going to have to learn something new. At least this something new, was smaller than me and didn’t kick – though the thought of rams around had me nervous.