Saturday, June 20, 2009

Rain = Rest, Usually

Last night we had more rain. I was thinking earlier in the week about how when it rains, our normally frenzied pace slows a bit. We can take the time to fix things that have been put off. We can catch up with the laundry. We can sit a bit longer after gulping our meals. Even the dog gets it...

However, sometimes the rain brings more work.

You guessed it. No power. A lack of electricity on the farm means that anything automated doesn't work. Some of these automated systems are very important. Our generator ran very well all night long...

And then broke this morning. There was lots of rushing about by everyone, trying to diagnose the problem. Eventually, we got out the small generator and hooked it up, just to buy ourselves enough time to make a parts run to the major city an hour away. 

So, while rain usually brings a bit of rest to us in the summertime, this time it brought us more work. 

I'm happy to report that we are now fully enjoying the electricity the power company provides us once again. We've all had showers, hot food, and are now positioned in front of fans. We're ready to sleep restfully tonight. What a blessing!


  1. Last night I called for the restoration time and was surprised to hear "Our records show your power has been restored." I said to the recording, "Well, I hope not, because that power pole down the road is still laying there on its side!"

    They finally replaced the pole this morning. We got power back at 11 am, yay!

  2. Just found your blog, Im a new member of SHE, a farm girl want to be, and Im from MI too! Can't wait to read more :)


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