How To Keep Your Marriage Interesting
Actually, I have no idea how to keep your marriage interesting, but here's what I do for mine: every time I go out for something out of the ordinary, I always tell my wife Dana the same thing. What I say is "I have to go see a man about a dog." Sometimes what I bring home looks like this:
(In case somebody is confused, this is actually a calf, not a dog.) Once-- and only once-- I actually did bring home a dog, our beloved Sparky, who is now just like one of the family-- but I won't say which one. Two weeks ago, though, I went to see a man about a dog and look what I brought back!
I am referring to the shiny new orange tractor, in the background, with me astride it. Hannah and Suzie are in front, transplanting lettuce. The tractor is great. It starts reliably, has a brake lock, a fuel gauge that works, and an functional electrical system-- all things lacking in the old tractor. And, thanks to 0% financing, I'm able to enjoy all these features any time I want, even at night, because this tractor has headlights which work, too! This is the first new vehicle I have ever owned and probably will be the only new vehicle I ever will own. Take that, midlife crisis!
Other than that we have been very busy with field work and planting. We planted carrots, peas, all sorts of greens, radishes, beets-- all the early stuff. Here is a picture of a newly germinated pea.
Unfortunately the weather cooled off right after the peas germinated and most of them rotted in the ground. Frustrating. Today I replanted. Keep your fingers crossed.
Please note: there can be a big difference between a good marriage and an interesting one. Probably for a harmonious union, you should always consult your spouse before bringing home livestock or agricultural implements/ vehicles. Oh, and also remember their birthday.