6/3/2017 08:16:02 pm
Thank you so much for posting this! I'm going on to 3 years of marriage! I still cry at times when he says he'll be here at 5 to eat and doesn't come home till late at night! It's tough but little by little I've learned to be patient and when he takes me to work with him I realize that it's not an easy job what he does he has to make sure everything is going how he wants that the workers are doing what they're supposed to do he needs to be there all day to get what he needs to be done done...
1/18/2019 05:37:46 pm
I've been married to a rancher for 14 years. In the beginning I felt the same way that you do because I was able to be a real partner in the work. There is nothing, absolutely nothing, like loping across the prairie on the back of a good cow horse, or helping that baby calf to suck for the first time. The hardest part for us has come with having our babies. Having babies and toddlers in the home means not only waiting for your husband to come in, but waiting for the little ones to have some time with dad, and perhaps, a few minutes breather to yourself. The division of labor becomes very, very difficult, especially if you don't have a lot of help in the home or the ranch. That being said, I'm hanging in there because I look forward to the day when the kids are a bit older and we can all go out fencing, or all get horseback to move cattle as a family. It isn't easy, though, by any means!
3/9/2019 02:36:42 pm
I feel the same way. Married 5 years with three kids three and under and it’s just not feasible to get out and do things together with tiny babies. Especially with two feet of snow in the ground and a POS feed pickup that the car seats barely fit into. It’s so hard to find encouragement for the wife with small kids at home. It’s very very lonely.
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