Disruption in the Routine

28 Feb

I try really hard to keep to my farm schedule.  Even though that means I rarely do anything but work and farm.  I enjoy it. It’s also best for the animals to have a consistent schedule.  And right now, it’s just a necessity.

Unfortunately, for some reason my off-farm job decided that I have to work until 8pm tonight.  I won’t get home to start doing my hour of chores until 8:30. I am very unhappy about this because it means that none of my animals are going to get their grain.


Not even Aurora who truly is getting extra because of her difficulty in maintaining her weight.


I had to leave my poor birds shut in all day when we’re finally having nice weather, but I don’t want to risk raccoons getting them.

Bless my nephew for coming to add some water to the tub so my heater doesn’t overheat today. I could honestly probably unplug the heater for the day, but my little girls have a hard time reaching water when it gets that low, and at that time of night, I’d forget to plug it back in.

Pretzel getting a drink

I also don’t know what it’s going to do to my two girls I’m milking.  There’s a very real possibility that it will completely cause Zinnia and Joy to dry up.


I am seriously not happy with this. Pardon my complaining, but I really do try to do everything to meet my off-farm commitments and still provide good care for my animals, and this is just frustrating.

4 Responses to “Disruption in the Routine”

  1. Jeanne February 28, 2022 at 5:50 pm #

    I don’t blame you at all, for complaining about this situation! It’s wrong to expect teachers to stay until 8:00 pm, after working all day. What do they expect you to do about your dinner?! You didn’t give a reason for this. I can’t imagine that there could be an important enough to do this. I’m hoping that you could complain to the school, explaining about the care of your animals, and they would excuse you.

  2. Eileen Wise March 1, 2022 at 4:35 am #

    That is a long day for you and your critters. I hope all goes well.
    Take care, enjoy your day!

  3. janicead March 1, 2022 at 9:13 am #

    Oh my. Employers can be so demanding.

  4. Foss Mountain Farm March 1, 2022 at 11:35 am #

    Omg, that would make me wild! To be one hour off is manageable, but to have to work til 8 PM is awful. Animals are so used to a schedule and they will all wonder where you are. sigh. Hope this schedule is only for one time.

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