Today I’m thankful for. . . – Saturday January 17, 2009


 the creek.  Yes, we have a creek running through our farm.  Ahh, still weird, the idea of me living on a farm.  But back to the creek.  Yes, we have a creek running past our house.  It originates from the largest spring in Lancaster County which also happens to be on our farm.  That spring is our supply source for water.  So right now, as in today, I’m not exactly pleased with the spring.  The zero (was it zero? sure felt like it.) degree weather froze up the spring, or was it the pump, or was it the pipes coming out the spring house?  Whatever it was, we don’t have water today.  Not a single drop.  Sigh.  So that is why I’m thankful for the creek.  We can pick up a bucket, walk 50 feet to the creek, and have water.  So therefore, we can use the facilities today, and we can heat up water and wash dishes, and we can heat up water to clean.  The only thing I can’t do today that I was planning, is laundry.  Unless, I dig out the old wash-tub and scrub-board.  Hmm, now there’s an idea.  Nah, I’ll just scrapbook instead.  What a wonderful excuse.

Well, I must be off.  Chores will take a little longer today since we have to hall our water.  I’m just glad it wasn’t the heat that quit.  Unlike the people in Ukraine who are shivering in there houses.  Seriously, those money hungry monsters need to be smacked upside the head and then put in an unheated house for a couple days.  I can’t stand greed!!!!  Ahh, we leave in a greedy world.  Hmm, I wonder where my greed-o-meter is these days.  So now I have something to ponder as I do my difficult chores.  One bucket of heated water, coming right up.




  1. texashotcake  •  Jan 17, 2009 @11:00 am

    so I see you are preparing yourself for a self sufficient life!! smirk..  Take care!!

  2. floridabreze  •  Jan 17, 2009 @12:43 pm

    That’s something for each of us to think on…as we do our chores!  Hope the pipes or whatever unfreeze soon! 

  3. past_the_wishing  •  Jan 17, 2009 @10:00 pm

    Hey, good you have a bucket to carry the water with or a man to carry the water for you!  BTW. it was mid 60’s today :)

  4. beautyamoungthebeasts  •  Jan 18, 2009 @3:20 pm

    You have such a funny mind my dear friend; you make me laugh! 
    Glad to hear you’re in pleasant spirits in spite of!

  5. twofus_1  •  Jan 18, 2009 @7:08 pm

    You sound like a pioneer woman. :)

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