In earlier American rural life, communities raised barns because many hands were required. These events occured in a social framework with a good deal of interdependence. Members of rural communities often shared family bonds going back generations. They traded with each other, worshipped with each other and celebrated with each other. Barn raisings were an integral part of life and socializing.

In our modern American life, communities don't mean nearly as much as they did back then. It is our family's goal to bring a sense of community back to our lives and those lives that touch ours.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Hubbys' Work Day

Hey, Hubby here. Just subbing in for tonight
My day starts at about 6:00 in the morning. I fumble my way out of bed and grab my computer and log in to tech connect to see what direction I get to go today.  I check on the kids, cover them up and kiss Mom goodbye and hit the door.  Most mornings I have about an hour drive to my first job. On my way out I usually get to see the herd of deer that hang around and lately, I get a glimpse of all the sandhill cranes that came in the night before. It seems ironic to spend the day away from my family, installing satellite t.v. for other peoples' families, when we don't even have t.v. programming at home. I have long days, but at least I have 4 days on and 3 days off.
I put in a long day of work and can't wait to come home to the ranch.  When I get back home, I somehow get a boost of energy. The kids run up and want to tell me of the adventures that they had today. S tells me about the cows that he got to herd or all the driving he did in the mule. M seems to have a story or a new dance that she made up that I just have to watch. T has his own stories to tell, in his own language, about pushing the chairs around the house and driving Mom up the wall. A kiss and a smile from Mom make it good to be home from a long day out.


  1. I also enjoyed the guest post. Maybe this could be a regular thing - the kiddos could do one sometime, too.

  2. I like that Idea Miss JES! I miss all of you. I'm having a "farm" adventure of my own! It's so fun to read yours!

  3. Nice to get a glimpse of your day. I am thoroughly enjoying your family and wish we were closer so I could get to know them more personally. It has been a looong time since I've seen even you!