Sunday, November 6, 2011

Back on the Farm Again

I am back! I had a wonderful trip with Texan! Since she already posted where and why we went I feel safe to say it too! We went to the beautiful Northwest corner of Arkansas. It was breath takingly beautiful as always! We timed it just right for autumns glory! As far as pictures go,this one is not even close to doing it justice!

When I got home I found I did not have a lot of scenic photos because we were taking pictures of properties we looked at up there mostly. Plus, we were having such a good time we really didn't think about taking pictures! Both of us lived in Arkansas as children,all you have to do is hear us talk to know that because that accent never leaves! Somehow, that place seems to be calling us home. I think if you ever make it to those mountains they will forever call you too.Texan described the feeling beautifully on her blog,she is more poetic that me!

You all know how it is,when you leave the farm it falls apart! While in the beautiful Ozark Mountains The boy calls to let me know my brand new dryer quit working!  Then the next day,"ummm, Mom, the well pump stopped working." Gee wiz ! You have got to be kidding me! All I could think of was  Drought=Dry well! The Boy can fix many things. Like the dryer which he got back running in no time after I got home. He couldn't figure out what was wrong with the water so I had him call out a well pump repairman.We can go without a dryer but we got to have water! Our little town has surprisingly a lot of things considering it is only about a population of 700. One of the things we do not have is a pump repairman. So we have to pay the extra for one to come out from about 45 minutes away. Well, this turned out to be not so bad! It was not the well sucked dry by this never ending drought! It was not the pump out either,even though it is about 60 years old. Nope,it was that the electrical line underground to the pump had broken somewhere. Considering it was installed 60 years ago...I can live with that! Mr. Repairman also confirmed that the well is around 300 feet deep and would have to have a 20 year drought to go dry and  it was probably fed off the lake! Insert middle age woman doing the happy dance here. I am going to be watering freely now let me tell ya! So...if your life is feeling boring or you think you don't have any adventures..just by a farm! Your life will be full of adventure and if you want to take it up a notch,just leave the farm for a few days and let the really big adventures start!

25 comments:

Teresa said...

What a great handyman your boy is becoming! Glad to hear you don't have to worry about the well running dry. Sounds like it was a great trip for you ladies! How did Dolly do without you? Did the boy go out and sing her lullabies each night?

Melodie said...

Teresa,
LOL! I should have given an up date on Dolly! She did better than last time where she was inconsolable. She only gave The Boy some minor trouble this time!

DebH said...

your so right..owning a farm is an excellent "Adventure Series" all in itself! I always seem to expect some type of calamity to happen when I'm away and I brace for it. Once in awhile it doesn't show its head though and it allows a solidly constructed Well. Good water is a peace of mind. What a good feeling you have to have knowing now...so it was a good thing!!

Jill said...

So nice you hear that you and Texan had a wonderful trip together.

What a relief that it wasn't the well! You're lucky your son is such a handyman. Must go with living on a farm and having to do so much.

goatgirl said...

A few years back we took a trip to Missouri and then a side trip to Arkansas...and fell in love. What a beautiful place for sure.
Gotta love a boy that can fix a dryer! My boy is handy like that too.

Texan said...

Girly we did have a great time! My pictures didn't turn out worth a darn I took. I need to figure out that new camera obviously! I was right with you worried about your well situation given this drought. Was sooooooo glad it wasn't dry!

Michaele said...

Amen to that!

Michaele said...

How was Dolly?

Melodie said...

Michaele,
She and The Boy both survived! She gave him a little trouble but nothing like last time!

TexWisGirl said...

glad both situations were pretty easily resolvable! i know texan and her fella are wanting to retire back in Ark. are you thinking about it too? :)

Melodie said...

TexWiseGirl,
Yes!

Chris said...

Been reading about your trip from Tex. Sounds like you gals had a great time. AK must be an awesome place. Glad you're back though.

The boys future trade? Pump repairman of course!

Pricilla said...

Glad you had such a good time and that all worked out in the end.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I'm glad you two had such a great visit!

Sharon said...

That is a beautiful area up there, that's for sure! I'm sure you really enjoyed your trip! I'll bet the boy is glad you are home again!!!

the wild magnolia said...

I so happy for both of you, a special trip, and a gal friend to share it with. Kindred spirits. Whoop-whoop.

Lin said...

Okay, so the pump broke down and the dryer died....
more importantly: How did Dolly handle you being gone????

Lin said...

* I'm not making light of your problems, pally. I was just being silly about Dolly. :)

You should be very proud of your son who can handle those emergencies!! What a great young man you have there!

Melodie said...

lin,
LOL! No worries! It is either laugh or cry and I choose to laugh it off most days! Dolly survived and so did the Boy! She wasn't perfect even by goatie standards but she was wayyy better than last time!

Saun said...

Glad to hear everything worked out ok. So your thinking about picking up roots?

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

So glad you girls had a good time on your trip.

Also happy that your well issue was not a serious one. :)

Jim said...

Melodie, I know what you mean about 'being called home'. We did the same thing.....moved back east after only two years on the west coast.

Sometimes no matter what camera you have, you can't always capture what nature is showing us. The leaves must have been spectacular!
Welcome back!

wayside wanderer said...

What fun! It is good to get away...and especially when everything at home goes kaput! (That is my philosophy anyways...let other people deal with it!)

small farm girl said...

I know what you mean by things goin wrong whenever you leave the farm. Makes me not want to leave very often. Glad everything worked out.

Kelly said...

So did you find proeprty? Glad your well wasn't dry! We live on a creek, so ours is only about 35 feet deep. I wonder how long it takes ground water to seep that far?