Saturday, March 17, 2012

Miniature Herefords, Real Men, and Life as I know It

So here it goes.
We have had a very soft winter; meaning very little snow, the driveway needing to be plowed only one time, my daughter has unhooked the plow from the 4wheeler already (thanks Al!)
The pastures need a rest, as they have taken a lot of abuse from the constant punching from hooves all winter since the ground never really froze for very long. Frost seeding is in order!
The posts need to be straightened and pounded in from several years of heaving and wire stretching...this is the first year my fence has not been torn down from drifts since its been built!
I have had offers of help from many, and I so appreciate it. It is nice to know there are still men, real men, out there that would be more than happy, willing and able to swing a chainsaw and run a loader for a day just for the exercise! And i am grateful!
Although perfectly capable of doing so myself, its just so much more fun with two than going it alone. And with our easy iPhone computer sit on your ass all day society, guys seem to want to get out and do "man work". Go for it! Real sunshine, don't get that in a gym....working all day outside, throwing stuff around, sweating, getting dirty, strong....ripped. Ok, I do realize theres guys reading this as well, but hey, don't think us women don't appreciate a man being, well, a man!
Sure we like the suit and tie; sure we like the clean just out of the shower sweet soft and sexy. But sexy man is a man who is a man, works like a man, acts like a man (man-whores do not qualify...) smells like a man, and has the muscle and heart to provide, produce and protect like a man.
And you know what....? I do believe those guys are still out there. And although they may have a woman standing right beside them working just as hard, throwing firewood, or pounding in fence posts, there is a very clear, unspoken sense of whos the man and who is the woman. Teamwork . And, it definitely has its benefits later, if you get my drift....
There is nothing quite as satisfying as spending a day working with your man on some project...figuring things out, lending a hand, running for tools or parts. Cutting and splitting wood for the family for winter, standing back to admire the pile...helping to change a belt on a mower when 3 hands are needed instead of a small part out of a Harley because your hands are smaller than his, and you dont mind digging around in the oil to help retrieve it..
Its even biblical.
"Two are better than one because they have a good return for their labor. For if either of them falls, the one will lift up his companion. But woe to the one who falls when there is not another to lift him up. Furthermore, if two lie down together they keep warm, but how can one be warm alone? "
Ecc. 4:9-11


  1. I just read a really dirty word on your blog here... "Post"... ugh.

    I helped Hubs set in 13 pasture corner posts today. Artie and the steer will be here in less than a month. Thank God for B100, Magnesium and Glucosamine with Chondroitin.