#instafarm #6: farm company
My life on the farm is pretty quiet on one hand, and somewhat lively on the other.
On the quiet end, I do get a lot of alone time here.
Oftentimes, it’s just Antonio and I taking care of the farm throughout the day.
Some days, other farm members will come up to work on their projects or help out, usually just for a few hours at a time.
And sometimes, we have Member Days, when we all get together for a potluck and activities.
Even if I’m the only one on the farm though, it’s still always quite lively. In fact, I always have company, whether I like it or not!
First, there are our birds — chickens, ducks, turkeys, and now a whole new group of chicks and ducklings that have joined the gang.
They are always wandering around outside, quacking, crowing, and generally reminding me that it’s time for food if I’m lagging behind.
Oh, and there are also the wild geese and swans who are always honking as they fly past overhead.
Then, there are the sheep and Jay, the donkey. Now, the main flock is at 33 (which includes our ewes and some lambs that were born early in the season), plus we have our 2 rams.
I like to visit the sheep sometimes, when they’re chilling in the barn or grazing in the pasture. Sometimes I’ll sing to them or have a chat (a very one-sided chat, but a chat nonetheless).
Then, there is Spot, the cat, as well as our four pigs (they don’t have names).
Admittedly, I don’t spend as much time with these five. The pigs are their own crew. And Spot is usually off hunting chipmunks or mice.
Every so often though, Spot will follow me around, meowing, and waving his paw at me for attention.
Last, but not least, there are Olive and Clyde, our Great Pyrenees dogs, who are still my most loyal farm friends.
When they see me walking around, they will usually come running up to me, hoping that I’ll be in the mood for showing them some love.
Farm life isn’t for everyone. While you do get some time for community and socializing, you also have to be pretty independent and enjoy spending time with yourself.
I think some people might find it too lonely, but as an introvert, I actually like it most days. 🙂
Do you think you would enjoy the farm life?