Often times The West, cowboys, and ranch life are overly romanticized. People watch Legends of the Fall and suddenly they want to move out west and live in seclusion and be a cowboy (P.S. I've never seen Brad Pitt or anyone close to him working on a ranch).
First give the hens some fresh straw for their nests and give them water & feed.
And then this guy tries to attack my camera... or maybe he just couldn't see where he's going.
And we collect the eggs. I know what your thinking, mmmm... farm fresh eggs. But what people fail to think about is someone has to wash those farm fresh eggs. Trust me, they don't come out all clean and shiny.
Finally you get home & slip off your boots & they look like this inside. This is also how your jeans, coat, gloves, and hair look- coated with hay; hope there's some left in the corral for the livestock!
So, those were my chores for the morning. It took me 45 minutes, slightly long because I have to drag little ones along. And guess what, I get to do it all over again today!
I would like to mention that living on a ranch is also very wonderful and fulfilling. But it comes with a lot of hard work. So if your thinking that you want to live in the country on a ranch, or if your little one wants to grow up to be a cowboy, come on out for a visit. I'll show you the true ups and down of ranch living; we always welcome free labor around here. I might be able to make you think twice... unless Brad Pitt comes riding up on a horse.