"Gather ye rose-buds while ye may." Robert Herrick

"Gather ye rose-buds while ye may." Robert Herrick

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Donna Baker

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Old MacDonald


The wind has been sweeping down the plains today.  So much so, in fact, my house has been popping and cracking like the roof is going to blow off.  I heard they were clocked at 40-50mph, but they seem stronger.  

My daughter-in-law, mother of Penny Lane and Carson, had knee surgery last week and has to use crutches for two weeks.  Taking care of a 3 year old and 3 month old was more than I can do.  Especially, well, I won't go there. Nevertheless, though they are precious, it was difficult.  In comes her Mom.  Thank goodness.  She's younger.  

They farm wheat out in the panhandle of Oklahoma.  The wind is worse there and they haven't had rain for more than 150 days.  Their wheat sells worldwide.  Hope it is still standing.  

I felt like the cavalry had arrived and I got a kick out of her license plate. Farmers are the toughest people - salt of the earth.

29 comments:

  1. a great find. Those youngsters can be tough when we aren't used to it. I say many times, "How did I used to do this?"

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  2. The number plate is brilliant.
    And yes, farmers are tough. They need to be. As do parents (particularly mothers).

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  3. Though we've had days of sunshine, the last snow fall remains on the ground. Sigh.

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  4. We had some rain and snow. It will not be anywhere near what we need but every drop helps. I hope you will all get some rain soon.
    Little ones are much too hard to take care of when your our age. Love the license plate.

    cheers, parsnip

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    1. For more than a few hours. And two little ones? It was cute. I snapped it on the way out that evening.

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    1. Their operation is huge and the farm equipment huge. I think they farm several thousand acres.

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  6. little ones are a handful. my daughter had her kids young and now the youngest is 17!

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    1. Yes, mine waited too long to have my grandkids. I wish they had had them when I was younger.

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  7. I was the active grandparent who did things with my grandchildren, only because my schedule was more flexible than others, nowadays, I would love to keep my great grandchild if we are ever blessed, but my balance is not what it used to be, so we'll see.
    Farmers have my 100% admiration, such hard-working folks.
    Love that license plate......perfect.
    Hugs,
    ~Jo

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    1. I did too Jo. It's hard to get up and down with them and Penny always wants me to pick her up :( It is getting hard. Yes, they face such hard times farming with the weather, no rain and during harvest they are both up on those huge combines driving the fields. That's all their family has ever done. Their parents or grandparents came over from Ireland and settled there. It is 7 hours away and I do hope I'll get to go one day.

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  8. Hope your daughter in law recovers soon - a mom on crutches with two littles that age don't mix :))

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    1. Yes Amanda. Her knee kept popping out and she limped for several weeks and figured if she waited, she would have to chase two little ones around. So glad her Mom came.

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  9. I agree about farmers Donna - and I covet that number plate!

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    1. Yes Pat. You know all about that. The Farmer worked so hard. I just had my sister read Cider With Rosie which you recommended.

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  10. I love that number plate! Hope your DIL is making a good recovery , it must have been hard work looking after the little ones. The weather is all over the place!
    Sarah x

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    1. So cold yesterday and today, but the wind has died down today. I found a dead baby turtle and a dead baby snake in the garden yesterday. Mother Nature is not being kind.

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  11. 3 and 3..tough act:) I know! I remember!

    Love that license plate..

    Stay safe Dorothy!

    And speedy recovery to the babes mom:)☻

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  12. The winds of March - I can do without! I have my grandson once or twice a week, and can barely keep up. Makes me feel my age, but how I love that sweet little boy! The license plate gave me a laugh😊

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    1. It is cute. I finally can handle the 10 and 9 year old and now a 3, 1 and 3 month old. Jeez they are growing fast. Wind is gone today and I plan on working outside.

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  13. Hello, donna.  

    Great shooting. Interesting facts!
    The best compliment.

    Greeting and hug, from Japan, ruma❃

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    1. Hello to you Ruma. Hope you are enjoying spring and the cherry blossoms.

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  14. OMCod, that license plate is hilarious.
    We love our Grands but even if it was a 3 mos old OR a 3 year old, it would be challenging, at least for me.
    Here's hoping Mother Nature decides to bring rain to the Panhandle.

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  15. Haha ... love the number plate .... our grandchildren wear me out .... they love being bounced, thrown and chased all day !!! XXXX

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  16. Dear Donna - that license plate is precious. Made me smile for sure. Sounds like you have been put to the test with those grandkids. Hope your daughter is healing up well. Will be praying for rain...drought is so scary. Hope you have a blessed day. Hugs!

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