One of the best things I love about living in the country and on our little farm is that no two days are the same! And I know at the end of the day, when I crawl into bed, I can fall fast asleep because I am exhausted!  Today was one of those days, so I wanted to share with you what a typical day in my life looks like.

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My day started pretty early!

4:00 AM – Hubby’s alarm went off an hour early since his job was four hours away, and he needed to be at the job site at 8:30 AM.

4:15 AM – Fresh coffee was ground and on the stove brewing while I made breakfast.  This morning was homemade bread and farm fresh eggs.

checking for eggs

4:30 AM – Hubby was out the door, and I sat down to enjoy some quiet time with the Lord before I started my day.

5:00 AM – Breakfast dishes were done; laundry started, bed made, and I dug out a couple boxes of canning jars and reviewed my canning book to refresh my memory on canning potatoes.

canning potatoes

5:30 AM – Checked emails, responded to blog comments, paid bills and hung laundry.

6:30 AM – The sun was up, so I went to the mailbox and took a short walk before it got too hot.

feeding chickens

7:30 AM – Pigs, rabbits and chickens were fed and watered for the day.

8:00 AM – I weeded the flower garden and planted three new bushes.

9:00 AM – 1:30 PM – Mowed grass and ran weed eater.  (We have a large yard, and it usually takes five hours to mow but I mowed some last night.)

fall planting

1:30 – 2:00 PM – Dug half of a row of potatoes, washed and cleaned them outside before bringing them in the house to clean up good.

2:00 – 3:00 PM – I was pretty hot, so I took a break to shower, eat lunch and rest before starting on the potatoes.

3:00  – 4:30 PM – Worked on getting the potatoes in the pressure cooker. With the leftover potatoes, I diced them up and flash froze them for hash browns for the winter.

laundry

4:30 – 5:15 PM – While the pressure cooker was doing its magic I swept the floors, washed dishes, took the clothes off the line and put them away.

5:15 – 6:00 PM – The stove was finally free so I made supper and cleaned the kitchen back up after supper.

feeding pigs

6:00 – 6:45 PM – Gathered eggs, fed the pigs and planted late cucumbers in the fall garden. Then I had to take another shower thanks to two very messy pigs who like to jump in the fence and splatter me with pig muck!

6:45 – 8:00 PM – Computer time…blogging, emails, social media.

8:00 – 9:00 PM – Relax with a needlepoint project I am working on.

sunset

9:00 PM – Bedtime…I know it is very early, but after watching the sunset for a few minutes I decided I got up early so I could go to bed early!

I am not sure if my day as a homemaker is much different from yours, but it is a life I love and look forward to repeating each and every day I wake up!

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