In honor of Mother’s Day 2011, here is my tribute to farm mothers (including mine)
A Farm Mom….
–can bandage a child’s knee, splint a baby bird’s broken leg, and dehorn a calf
–will build a campfire, build a doghouse, and build a child’s self-esteem by letting them think that they built it
–can tuck in a sleepy child, setup a box in the basement for runt piglets, and bed down a pen of cattle
–will drive a mini-van, drive a tractor, and can drive in a steel fencepost
–cooks a meal for ten men, balances livestock rations, and can feed orphaned kittens with a syringe
–owns a string of pearls, insulated coveralls, and a fencing tool
–can recite five generations of cattle pedigrees from memory, organize the work schedule for the church dinner, and remember each child’s favorite meal
–puts a bouquet of wild “flowers” in her best crystal vase, assures hubby he bought the best bull at the sale, and compliments her mother-in-law’s cooking
–can order fertilizer from the co-op, cookies from the Girl Scouts, and lingerie from Victoria’s Secret
–can change a baby’s diaper, haul a load of manure to the field, and make mudpies with her pre-schooler
I hope all you farm moms out there have a wonderful Mother’s Day!