Thursday, March 11, 2010

A Grandma Update and a Conversaton

First of all, I am thrilled to report that my Grandma Flo is doing great.  That is to say, there is no change in her condition.  I spent the night with her Tuesday night and she didn't go to bed until 11:30 p.m.  She is still weak, and she tends to ramble when she tells stories, but she still has no pain and is still eating.  We are so thankful to God for this.  So, let this be a reminder to each one of us . . . none of us will leave this earth until HE calls us home.  The doctors are not in control, God is.  Amen.

Now, onto the conversation.  As the title to my humble blog implies, I live on a farm.  This does not mean that I am a farmer.  My husband is the farmer.  Farming is his life.  I am the wife of a farmer, which is not exactly the same thing.   So this morning, about 11:30 my husband calls me, and this is our conversation:

Me:  Hello.  Him:  Hey,on your lunch hour, can you run over to Cedar City MFA and pick up clover seed inoculant for 500 pounds of clover seed?  Me:  Huh?  Him (speaking slower this time):  I need you to go to Cedar City MFA and pick up clover seed inoculant for 500 pounds of clover seed?  Me:  Will it fit in my car?  Him:  It's not 500 pounds, you add it to 500 pounds of seed, should be just a couple of little bags of stuff.  Me:  Oh, O.K.  Him:  Thanks, bye.

So, at lunch I went to Cedar City MFA, walked in there like I knew what I was talking about and bought clover seed inoculant for 500 pounds of clover seed.  Total cost of the inoculant:  $36.00.  Feeling like a real farmer:  priceless.


  1. Glad to hear your loved one is doing better.

    Wow! I think that classifies you as a real farm girl.

  2. Good to hear Grandma is doing better! Your story is so funny! You handled it like a pro! My Dad was a mechanic by trade and it was nothing unusual for him to ask me to call the auto parts store and ask for a certain tool or part and I had no clue.. but they knew I had no clue! :)
    Enjoying your blog!

  3. Oh how funny!
    I am so glad to hear Grandma is feeling better. We have sore throats and bad cold ~flu stuff in our house. Thanks for your sweet words today~I needed them.

  4. So glad Grandma Flo is not in pain and is eating well.

    Girl, you well on your way to bein' a farmer. It all starts with the little stuff. Next thing ya know your on big farm equipment yellin' ya want me to do WHAT???

    Have a beautiful day, sweetie. Grandma Flo is in my prayers!!!

  5. Ya gotta love those guys at MFA, Loren the manager is my neighbor. His oldest son and mine were best friends in grade school. They always had 4-H steers together in high school.

  6. Good to hear about you grandmother doing okay. LOL, that conversation was just too funny! Thanks for following on my blog. Blessings**

  7. I'm so glad you posted about your Grandma I've been wondering how she's doing. Good to hear she's doing okay. I agree with Diana...I think you're a real farm girl now.


  8. That farmer is wearing off on you!! Isn't farming great. I grew up on a farm, I loved it and miss it. Tis' the reason I have chickens and keep trying to talk hubby into goats, at least. LOL.
    Good job farm girl!

    Also, glad your gram is doing okay. Your right, God is in charge. Thank goodness.

  9. And the two shall become one...
    He farmer, You farmer.
    Do I hear an Amen?

  10. I am so happy that you have this time w/your grandma. It truly is a blessing for both of you. She is able to have her family who loves her around and she can part with what wisdom or stories she wants to share. How awesome. I would give anything to hear my grandma or mom just one more time.

    It's awesome how fast you're learning about farming!! I hear wearing overalls are comfortable... I wouldn't mind wearing them once in a while!

  11. HAVE HIM call THEM and have it sitting at the counter.....that way you make it home with the correct item!!! This comes from years of experience...first from my Daddy and now from my honey!