The title is a little too dramatic. He left on a 12 hour trip to pick up a new truck. Well “new to us”. He milked early this morning and quickly had to leave so he can be back before milking tomorrow morning. I hate when he’s gone.
Every time we are separated by any distance I worry, “What if he doesn’t make it back”? Running this farm is a full-time business. There is no way I could do it without him. Before he leaves, we always discuss the priorities of what happens if he doesn’t make it back.
- Ask Jim to pick up the cows so they can be milked the next day.
- Ask Brady to take care of the chickens.
- Then cry.
When you’re a farmer you must at all times be very practical. There is always work to be done, more than you can do in one day. [ctt title=”One must always prioritize so the important stuff is completed. ” tweet=”Working hard comes naturally to farmers but it is vital for all of us to remember to do the most important work first.” coverup=”i2v22″]
Really, life should be like this all the time. Look at the following list of items. How would you prioritize them?
- Farm (your job)
- Fitness (your health)
I can’t say that I always get them right which is why they are in bullets not in numbers. I find myself procrastinating on certain jobs so I can indulge in another. For example, I love my computer work and talking with people so I always make that a high-priority. But, I could live the rest my life without dishes and laundry chores and never miss them.