We moved from town out into the country about 18 months ago. It’s been humbling to say the least. No matter how many books that I have poured over, there just isn’t any substitution for practical experience. Here are just a few of those lessons:)
#1 When the kids say something like, “Mom, there’s something in the field and I’m nooot sure what it is”. Either, 1) grab your camera, or 2) grab the rifle, because I can guarantee it’s NOT the neighbors dog.
#2 Never, ever, show a teenage boy where his Dad’s tool box key is.
#3 A hammer is Not a “straightner outer” for bent motorcycle bars. Neither is a rubber mallet.
#4 Never believe someone you’re related to when they tell you the electric fence is off.
#5 Always wear your muck boots when doing chores. Always check your muck boots for ear wigs before doing chores.
#6 No matter how fast you think you can run, you can NOT run faster than a full grown steer. Let me repeat that...
#7 Never turn your back to an animal larger than you. Do I even have to mention not to bend over too?
~Head soap pot scrubber and part-time short distance sprinter.