Thursday, October 30, 2014

Order of Business

In many places of work, jobs are assigned and priorities are established by a supervisor, manager, or some such big cheese in the upper office. One might assume that, since farmers and ranchers are self-employed, we call our own shots. 
On the contrary, we are both dependent upon and subject to seasonal changes as well as daily atmospheric conditions and precipitation amounts. Barometers rearrange itineraries and forecasts determine agendas.  

In times past, farm folk consulted the Old Farmer's Almanac, not the Weather Channel, before deciding when to do what. This year's Almanac is predicting another tough winter, but meteorologists are less committal. My favorite prognostication is that of the UPS driver, who told Hubby today that we aren't even going to have a winter this year!

The horses' daily grind includes a mid-morning, sun-soaking nap. 

"He has made everything beautiful in its time." --Ecclesiastes 3:3 (ESV)

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