#instafarm #4: rain or shine
Yesterday, the rain hit hard.
It poured almost entirely from 8 am until past midnight.
At times, it calmed down. But mostly, crazy wind gusts blew the rainstorm sideways.
One thing about working on a farm is that you are often at the mercy of the weather gods.
Rain in the forecast? Gotta wake up earlier to take the sheep out. Get the seeding done before the downpour hits.
Snow coming? Get the water tanks filled up before the deep freeze blocks up the hoses.
Timing is important.
That being said, some things just have to get done in the midst of the chaotic weather.
Animals need to be fed and kept sheltered from the elements.
And so, despite wanting to stay inside the trailer, where there was heat, I put on my rain pants and jacket, and made my way out into the downpour to feed the sheep their grains, lay down some more hay for them, and make sure the barn door was shielding them from the craziness outside.
After having lived mostly indoors over the summer, I feel our privilege intensely when I’m back to living immersed in nature on the farm.
We are truly fortunate to be able to walk into a heated home, with a solid roof over our heads, and not worry about getting wet or frozen.
People all over the world don’t have such luxuries. So, let’s be grateful for all that we are blessed with!