Leave it to my sister to put crazy ideas in my head. She was talking about a blog she does for work and I was asking questions. I’ve always been curious about blogging and thought it would be kind of fun. She said someone should blog about life on a farm. I thought hmm, would anyone read that? Then she said I should do it. Another hmm…so here I am a week later and starting my blog.
I was out feeding my calves and daydreaming about blogging when I decided I’d try my hand at it. Who knows if any one will read it or not. My sister better, since this was her bright idea! I’m not even sure what I’ll talk about. Life on a farm usually provides an ever-changing backdrop for conversation.
Take my morning yesterday as an example. Generally I walk down to the barn around 7 am, nothing unusual. Yesterday, a set of tracks in the snow caught my eye. Our dog had been barking a lot the night before, but I couldn’t see anything. We have a wireless fence for her, so she doesn’t go away from the house. The tracks I saw in the snow where canine of some kind, but I knew it wasn’t our dog. I’d seen a coyote a couple of weeks ago at the end of our driveway so I’ve been on the look out. These tracks wandered all over the farm. Some spots it looked like the canine had been hunting rodents under the snow. I was kind of getting creeped out, since it’s pretty dark when I go out in the mornings.
I don’t know for sure what it was and might not ever find out. You can bet I’m paying closer attention and checking behind me a few times while I’m walking to the barn in the dark!