I can do hard things.

Please take a few minutes to read a moving and inspiring post by a fellow farmgirl. Cherity, the author of Almost Farmgirl, has written a wonderful post about the challenges as well as the charms of farm life. She shares a story regarding a particularly difficult time on her farm as well as her tenacious and hopeful attitude toward it. Cherity articulates what we all need to remember at times like these: “We can do hard things.” A beautiful lesson, indeed. Thanks for sharing, Cherity! 🙂

Almost Farmgirl

Jeremiah pulled the covers back and kissed me goodbye at about 7:30.  I was still in bed, unmotivated to get up and start my Sunday.

“I put fly masks on the horses and scrubbed the trough.  The stalls are clean, and the water buckets are filled.  The chickens are fed.  The barn cats are let out.  And don’t let our cats convince you to give them second breakfast” [for those of you who haven’t met them, our house cats are basically hobbits…] “because I just fed them too.”

I rolled over to say thank you when a rooster crowed in the distance, as though he knew he’d been left out.

“Oh, right,” Jeremiah continued, “I let the chickens out too.”

Jeremiah is gone a lot for work, especially lately, but when he has time, he does a sweep of the barn before leaving so that I don’t have to worry…

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