A Farm Mom….

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!

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