Friday, October 4, 2013

Empty Fields

The pasture is empty, the barns are quiet. 

Today, the last truck pulled away with what was left of the animals we had here on the Mini Farm. Sad day yes, but in the end it had to be done.
The money from all the animals and the recurring feed bill every month will be put in the A/C-Heater fund. We can heat the house this winter from wood but next summer I will have to have the A/C unit replaced so we can live here. It is hard to justify all these animals and not have A/C and heat so they had to go.
The new job I start on Monday comes with a raise so that will help a little out as well.
More frugal living is a must now and that's okay, been there done that before. I'm not above eating beans for a few months.

The oldest girl and her wreck is moving along. Her car is being fixed and will take two weeks to be completed, the estimate is $5800. Not too bad for the amount of damage that was done. We got her in a rental car now so she can function while at college. This has been a nightmare to say the least.
The only thing I can really say about it all is that when it rains, it pours.

The good news is this weekend a cold front is moving in dropping the lows to in the high 40's and the highs in the low 70's for a few days. This will help on everything including the mood.
It will make this chili cooking weekend perfect even if it does rain a little. Unless we get some sponsors for our team, this will be the last weekend for chili cooking so we will be giving it our all.

I wanted to say a quick howdy to all the folks over a Feedspot. Welcome to MDR and if you need anything just let me know.

Short but sweet.
Wish us luck,


  1. MDR will you get animals again?? Must have been real hard. Enjoy the weekend.

  2. Oh Honey. I read about your miserable weekend for your dear wife's birthday but couldn't comment. I couldn't say anything regarding your daughter's accident either, and I apologize.

    The internet is 'iffy' in the hills of Southern Indiana, (where I'm visiting my sister), but I'm on right this minute.

    Now I read that your farm is empty and I know your heart feels empty too. I am glad you have a new job to concentrate on, and a highly needed raise - no matter how small. You are honestly "lucky" that you have something to concentrate on such as the chili contest. Everyone needs an outlet.

    To help you and sweet wife, can we readers donate somehow to be a combined sponsor?? "BLOGGER BEANS" would make a nice banner.

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  4. MDR,

    I'm sorry to hear you had to let your animals go but totally understand why it had to be done. Later on after everything get's taken care of and things settle down, there will be opportunities to restock the farm with animals. Good luck on your new job!!

  5. It must be hard to get rid of your animals. Sorry for all that has happened.