Friday night, I came home for the first time in almost 3 weeks. Regular readers know that I was up in Rugby, North Dakota, the geographical center of North America, installing this gym floor at the Armory.
Absence makes the heart grow fonder, I've heard, and it certainly seems true. It was just so good to be back with my little family and spending time together again.
Isn't it crazy how fast you fall behind on things when you're not around for a while? I feel like it'll take me another 3 weeks to get everything in order again.
Which, by that time I'll be really close to processing my last batch of chickens for the year.
Poor Allison was taking care of Elias, her store, her marketing position for the Farmer's Market, attending two Farmer's Market events a week, tending my baby chicks in the brooder, and rotating my pigs through their slough.
Thankfully her mother could help out a bunch with the store and Elias, but still, Allison was absolutely swamped.
I'm very proud of my wife for keeping the ball rolling while I was gone, no one else could have handled everything so helpfully for me.
I love my family and my animals, being with them is just the best place to be. Don't you agree?