Monday, March 18, 2013
David and I like to get up at 5:00AM. That gives us some time to read out bible, pray and talk between us. If David has been out to a fire or with the ambulance, I let him sleep until 5:30, then I wake him for milking. I get dressed and am down stairs at 5:15 putting on the coffee and starting breakfast. David gets the rest of the family up. Michael and Edward get dresssed for milking and go with David. Susan gets dressed, goes to feed the chickens and bring in the eggs. I help David Jr. get dressed and he helps set the table. After breakfast is started, I pack school lunches for Susan, Michael and Edward. Sometimes Michael and Edward buy lunch at school, if it is something they really like.
Michael, Susan and Edward come in,. take a shower if necessary and change their clothes for school. We eat breakfast. Michael and Edward have to be waiting in front of our house for the school bus that comes between 6:45 and 7:00. Susan's buggy comes by about 7:30 to take her to school.
After breakfast David feeds the pigs, works on the farm machinery to makes sure it will work in the spring and presently is ordering all the seed we will need. He also does painting and some interior work on peoples home from word of mouth. He will do odd jobs until planting season starts.
I do the breakfast dishes and get the meat out for our dinner meal. If I am making soup or stew for lunch or dinner, I start that cooking. Monday, Wednesday and Saturday are laundry days. David Jr. and I go through the bedrooms and bathrooms collecting the laudry. We take it to the basement and wash it the washer and hang it out to dry unless it is really cold, like in the 20's or below, -then I use the dryer.
Daily I go through the house dusting, running the cleaner, straightening, etc. Then I go to the greenhouse to check on how our plants are doing-feed them if necessary, more water, etc. At 10:30 David comes in the house, if he is home, we have a cup coffee and a piece coffee cake, cookies, etc. Then we get back to work.
Tuesday, Thursday and on Saturday are baking days. After breakfast I start baking our breads, pies, cakes, cookies, etc. On Saturday, Susan, is home from school and she can either help me back in the kitchen or do the laundry.
After lunch at noon, I put David Jr. to bed for his nap and I try to catch up on my sewing. Darning socks, patching slacks, making new clothes especially for the children they grow so fast.
Michael and Edward get home from school first, so I have milk and a treat for them when they come in the door. David and I talk with them about school, chores, whatever for about 15 minutes. Then Michael and Edward change into work clothes and help David with chores. Susan gets a treat and we talk with her for 15 minutes when she comes home, then she changes and does chores-which are usually helping me in the kitchen or doing house cleaning.
The men milk the cows which means we have dinner at about 6:30 to 7:00. Sometimes Michael and Edward have homework to do. If not, we play board games, read, or just sit and talk. When the days get longer, we will go for buggy rides, walks, horse riding, and maybe the boys friends with get together for a game of soft ball.
At around 8:30 David goes and checks the barn to make sure everything is all right with the animals. He returns and we have bible reading and prayers. We make sure all the children are in bed before David and I go to bed.
I am sure there are things I have left out. Like sometimes we have to go to the grocery store or seed store. Sometimes we go to rummage sales and alike. No two days are alike. This is just a general schedule of our day.
Be With God,