Where's the song ~~ "Don't let your daughters grow up to marry a Cowboy" ?

​​​​​​​Life is tough! Requires hard physical work, long, long days of pain, dirt, and broken fingernails.​
​Days of frigid cold & scorching heat; through the dust & mud; daybreak into the darkness of nite~~​
​the heart & body becomes toughened & weathered replicating leather!​
​A forever constant factor for a real Cowboy's Wife is tons of sweat, oceans of tears and a constant 'drought' in the wallet!​
​​​​​​​​​IF​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ she wants to spend anytime at all with her Cowboy, she must do as he does, you become partners!​
​​​​​​Kick off your boots, grab a cup of coffee, sit back and envision yourself in my life!​
​... It really isn't that bad! There are many rewards to be had to make it a great lifestyle! ...​ ​​​​​​​

Thursday, May 22, 2008

I missed Farm Club...

..today! And it was our last one for the year as the busy season of farming & agriculture is upon everyone! Just love that club! There are so many cool women! Believe it or not, I am one of the youngest members (3 younger than me) & the range goes to 94! In this very small rural community, there are a lot of women living into their 90's + . Is it the hard work? The clean fresh air? I'd like to think so, yet this ol' body should have moved here sooner instead of 3 years ago!
Had my hot dish all ready to go & then H.O.W. got on a whirlwind of a discussion about changes we need to make in our situation!
Being broke all the time is taking a toll on him too! He's been bucked off too many colts, stepped on by too many ill mannered horses being a Farrier for 30 years, built & repaired too many fences, broke too many bones (including his back!) and just plain used his (and mine!) Brawn instead of Brain more times than not! Of course, it was always out of necessity as funds never accommodated us the privilege to buy things that could help...like tractors, tools, etc! Kinda hard to change things...when you've lived the Cowboy way your whole life! What else is there??
As he sleeps, as I sit here typing, I pray that a solution will come to him in his dreams!
Only three years ago when we moved here, the economy was different! We could actually get by with what little money we were making, heck, 6 months ago wasn't so bad either! But, wow! There's been a drastic increase in groceries, gas and hay prices! Don't know how the government expects people, who were already in the poverty ranks, to keep on surviving!
We've never wanted for much, and needed less..........but this is getting scarey!!!

1 comment:

Egghead said...

I agree it is getting scary especially for those on little income or a fixed income. One thought...the way you can write perhaps you should begin a book about your hard scrabble life. I bet some income could come forth from a published book.