You all are just what I needed after a very rough day! Maybe you are what Jo-Ann needs too.
I finally heard from her when I was about ready to send out the calvary and I told her she needed to come post and at least say Hi. Well, that was days ago, over a week ago and I haven't heard from her again nor has she posted. I think the only reason she called that day was because she got called to jury duty, took a doctor's excuse that she has too many medical conditions to serve on a jury and they refused to consider it, after sitting around a few hours they sent her home to come back at 1:00. When she drove all the way back they told her the case was settled out of court and she could go home. She was royally PO'd as you can imagine.
Remember I told you all I didn't want a farm because I had been there, done that and earned a very fancy T-shirt from years of duty. In Ohio we did over 200 acres, so the 34 here is not really a problem for me. However, yesterday Carolyn and her husband and two old men (Michael's dad and Chuck) baled and gathered well over a hundred bales of hay. Their equipment, Chuck is rebuilding his Deere before he can use it. I found the tractor on eBay located in Hot Springs, AR and then found him a plow in IN. Both are here and he thinks I am okay at finding him good eBay buys. LOL
Meanwhile in my world, I do not worry about all those cabinets, I cook when I feel like it and clean up the dishes but it is far from neat and spotless. The rest of the time I am on the computer or reading. It is pure joy to sit out on the patio when the weather is nice and read to the birds singing.
Jo-Ann does like it here, but she is really not supposed to drive far from home because of her blocked arteries. I may have to go get her??? And that is Chuck you are picturing with the straw hat out there or Michael's dad. They do not go shirtless, tho.
I read him your posts and he said to tell you if you had been here yesterday you could have had a good time, too. So I guess he is telling you that you are welcome to come and have fun on the farm. I'm not sure the fish in the pond are big enough for fishing, but we do have a Great Blue Heron that comes to eat occasionally.