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I’m busy today.
I was up twice in the middle of the night. So I’m tired too. But there will be no nap.
Because I’m busy.
Going on three hours of sleep, I have to beat the sun to my garden—my half acre garden. I have to move the water row by row all day long, and weed at least one row of vegetables.
I have to open the greenhouse as the sun comes up. There will be three rounds of watering to keep everything from drying out.
By 7:00, I’ll begin waking up children and bathing them. I’ll sneak out to feed animals and check all their waters before heading in to plan and prepare three meals that will all need cleaned up when done.
I’ll have to teach various children various school lessons. I’ll feed the baby several times.
There is laundry to be done, dishes, sweeping, mopping, and basic outdoor maintenance.
At some point, a crew of hungry cowboys will grace their way through and they will need a round of jam and rolls with coffee.
It’s also quite possible that I’ll have to spend some time in the tractor working the fields.
I’ll do all of this while dragging all my young children with me—teaching them how to be good stewards of this earth, give freely of ourselves to others, love people generously, and embrace responsibilities.
With my children in tow, I will teach them how to love and embrace this “simple” life.