Shoot the Rooster, Buy an Alarm Clock
I suppose my hectic week finally caught up with me. I get up at 2:30 AM, and if I don't.... Things just don't get done. On the Lord's Day it is even more important because I have to do the whole days work before 8:30 or so. We have to leave by 9:00 and the church is about 30 miles from the farm. This morning I woke up and looked at the clock.............OH the horror......5:15Am and all ain't well. I was milking by 6:00 and usually I'm done by then. Just when I thought I was gonna pull it off..........yep you know, the barn cleaner broke. I finally Got the barn cleaned by 10:30 and still had to feed hay and bed the milk cows. I sent the wife and kids to church and I had to stay home. I hate missing the Worship service. It dose not happen often, but when your farming; sometimes it can't be helped. I often wonder what it would be like to roll out of bed Sunday morning and lazily prepare for church. God made me a herdsman, so I don't think I'll ever know what its like. I made the best of a bad situation. First I listened to a Wilkins sermon, which was a free gift from the fine folks at Southern and Reformed Books. It was actually a whole church service on tape, very good sermon. Then I listened to the Psalms being sung for the remainder of my chores. It was a heat wave today, 30 above! I hope it stays warm for a few days. I've got alot of work to catch up on.