Thursday, April 14, 2011


Courtesy of Google images

I've often said to my husband, "I want to teach our kids responsibility.
For them to appreciate hard work and a job well done.  
To give equally in return for what they receive."

Next week I give up my cleaning lady.

So we can lease a pony and clean stalls.

Whose lesson is this?

The G-Man hosts Friday Flash 55.  Tell a story in 55 words or less.  (This story is not fiction - I haven't been without a cleaning lady in... over 14 years!!  And for what?  A barn shovel?  I think I'll forget my spring manicure too...  This farm is in our backyard - just cross the street and walk right on over!  They have all kinds of animals...  here are a few:

This is also featured over at my creative writing blog "HERE".  I just thought to share it here too.  


texwisgirl said...

the donkey and the tabby cat are my favorites!!!

so you're really giving up a cleaning lady? well, i think barn time is a fine substitute... :)

Elise/One Woman, Reinvented said...

I don't know, I waited 35 years of my working life to have a cleaning lady -- I wouldn't give her up for anything!

Patty Ann said...

Oh, I love it!! I wish I could afford a cleaning lady, I would never give it up!! Oh well, we don't live by a farm, but we have 31 chickens, one cat and two dogs. That has to count for something! (Oh yeah, my daughter wants a couple of rabbits!)

G-Man said...

It's a lesson for us all Margaret!
And thank you for being the purveyor of that lesson.
I just LOVE a barnyard parade of Pics!
Rockin Friday Post My Friend.
Thanks for playing, thanks for being such a Techno Wizard, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

Anonymous said...

What a treat to come across your blog. What a talent you are.

I love the expression on the billy goat and the kitty. They looked like they were working the camera for you. You must be the Annie Leibovitz of pet supermodels :-)

Kala said...

I love the shots of the goat and the kitty. You are quite talented!

Carol Blackburn said...

Such beautiful shots, Margaret...especially that Guinea hen. They are good for keeping your yard free from ticks you know; I've thought of getting some as they are also great watchdogs but I'm afraid I'll attract the coyotes as we have an abundance of them this year.

Ginnie said...

You give up one thing and look what you get in return! WOW!

Margaret said...

Thanks for all the comments. It was fun visiting all your blogs and seeing all that is going on! Wow, such amazing places to see... From a Texas ranch to the Netherlands... I certainly enjoyed my travels today! :)