Can You Dig It?

Okay, it's been a minute since I've added any new posts, but who's keeping track anyway? It's Winter and with that comes the rain and you know here in California we think rain is something to be feared. It's all wet and moist and stuff. Things have just been wet around the Farm, like super wet and muddy and a mess. Coming from the burbs, I can safely say that I'm just not used to the 24/7 mud fest that is part of life in the country. Add in the cute chocolate lab pup and we now how a new twist to Winter.

Freya, the goddess of mud and chew toys. When I say she's the goddess of mud I mean that it's all over my house, all the time no matter what I do. I now have a dilemma. Do I get small rugs and put them all over my wood floors and just keep washing them or stick to the naked floors and spot mop daily during the rainy season also known as WINTER? She's a digger and whatever animals are popping up in the backyard are causing her to dig vast holes every where every time we let her out. Whack a Mole has got nothin' on this pup! I think she sneaks out at night because I swear there are twice as many tracks on the floor every morning. (At least they aren't from the random raccoon that used to come in at night, we plugged up that extra cat door once we found it!)

I don't mind the cleaning part, I just don't have the time to do it as often as I'd like, which would be daily. If I go the rug route, then I'm using up precious water and if you don't know by now, I'd hate to do that as we spend more on water than anything else around here. (Until we get a tractor/mower thingy.) Of course, once things dry out then it will be dust season, also known as Spring-Summer-Fall so either way I'm cleaning a lot more than I did when we lived in the burbs. Someday I will probably just give in and let the dust and mud collect until it becomes part of the furniture, but for now, I have to either put booties on the dog or deal with muddy paw prints everywhere.

The burb Kel would clean daily but the country Kel is letting it go for a day or three and wouldn't you know, I'm okay with it. Just barely though as I feel a tightening in my chest and my hands start to shake when I see her perfectly shaped paw prints all over the floor. I have to talk myself out of cleaning up right away because there are more important things to do around here like cooking and sleeping and keeping up with the weeding. I'm hoping that we can train her to mop the floors one day, do you know of a trainer who could do that? They'd make a ton of cash I'm sure! Or how about a mop that you attach to your dog that actually works? I'm asking for a friend...

I'm out of blog time, I've gotta go cook and clean and weed and sleep, not necessarily in that order.

This pretty much looks like our driveway.

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