Today was such a fun day!! Started out the morning in pouring rain. Did I mention it was 40 degrees. Cold to say the least with the wind blowing 40 miles an hour too. Literally. I was hunkered down in my Columbia coat with the collars up to my nose & my neck tucked in like a turtle with the rain running off my hat when I would turn my head.
I was freezing cold & wet. But the calves were nice & dry in their deep bedded barn munching away. They stared at me funny, because I was dripping. One calf even tried to lick the water that was dripping from my hat. Silly calf.
Next I helped a neighbor haul cull sows to the buying station. Again, more standing outside in the pouring rain & wind. I tried to snap a picture of the drops forming on the brim of my hat as they dripped ever so slowly off the front. Or a picture as they ran off the front of my hat in streams. Too close for the camera to focus. Oh well, It was pretty, even as the rain was beginning to soak thru my second coat of the day.
The rain once again was cold for me, but I enjoyed the watering of all our pastureland. I will really love how the grass will finally start to grow with the warmer weather.
Then I changed Hats. Literally. The Silverbelly work Hat,
I drove my clean black hat into Downtown Des Moines. Remember, my "car" is a dually pickup & that alone gets looked at quite strange in downtown. Then I had to park a couple of blocks away from my meeting because of those dual rear wheel tires & tall truck that can't fit in a parking garage. So, because it was still raining, I decided to take the wonderful Skywalk that DesMoines has. It was about noon so all the business men and women were walking about having lunch....... I think some of them didn't know what I was. Double takes, stares, and several "Howdy" remarks later I arrived at my meeting. I love people watching. And watching people "PeopleWatch" me is even more fun!
My meeting was for the Downtown DesMoines Farmers Market Vendors. Yep, that's right!!! So excited that we will be nearly regular vendors there this summer!!! Had tons of fun meeting some of the other vendors, and Kelly & Lydia in person. They are a great team & have improved this market 1000 fold. I have several new things up my sleeve & tons of great beef that will be harvested.
After that meeting I was pumped up and super excited! Picked up the munchin crew from "their Kim's house". Ran a few errands and arrived home to a wonderful husband that had already started chores. I switched Hats again (literally). The old silverbelly & I were soaked & muddy within 10 minutes.
A GREAT DAY!!! I love my life! I love that I have the opportunity to switch hats & live this wonderful life on and off the ranch!!
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