Sunday, April 19, 2015

"More Than One Way to Skin a Cat"

That has been a favorite quote of mine for quite some time.  It pretty much sums up life and reminds me to be open minded...or at the least, try to be!

I've been bringing in heavy bred ewes from the field to overnight in the lambing barn.  During the ewe's day out on the pasture, many have lambed while others are trying to. At the end of the day, the goal is to have all the sheep in the barn; mama's and their babies, lambing ewes, and heavy bred ewes.   Each person I work with has their own idea of how the task should get accomplished.  Some like to take out the four wheeler and trailer and bring in the new lambs and their mamas first.  While others like to bring in the heavies and leave the mamas and babies for last.  Some like to bring a laboring ewe into the barn for the pull work, while others catch her up in the field and sort it in the wide open.  Some of the workers have dogs, some have good dogs, some have none......this changes each person's perspective on how a job should look.

I'm working on "paying attention" and seeing how each person creatively gets the job done.  At the end of the day......"there is more than one way to skin a cat." On some days, even my way does not work as it should and I have to be open to trying a new and different way to get the job done.   I guess that is what I am enjoying most about my dip into the work force.....little ideas that I take home and sort with my dogs.

Now I need to teach Bella and Nell to ride on a four wheeler.

Seize the Day.