I have never been a great housewife and I am extremely glad I married a great guy who doesn’t have a problem with helping to keep everything rolling. He can cook, and he does almost every weekend. He can clean, and he does clean the washroom on regular basis because I forget on regular basis. He gets groceries, just because he comes by the supermarket on his way home. He knows where to find the vacuum cleaner.
Doesn’t mean I don’t do anything in the house. It’s just minimal. I don’t like to do it, I never have and I never will. And I stopped feeling guilty about that a long time ago. But I know how to use the vacuum cleaner, I do the laundry, I take care of diner, I take care of my children and I take care of the animals. It isn’t spotless in our house. You can even say it is a mess. But it is a fairly clean mess.
I love to do work outside though and looking around you can see I have done a lot to improve things. We have 2 brand new shelters. One I build myself, the other my husband did but I finished the roof. Every where you look you see nice white board fence. Three of my horses have a stall with run out for the night. I have a tack room, insulated and heated (the cat loves it). And I am not done yet. Still have a lot of fence to repair/renew. And I want a barn (replacing 3 small sheds) for my hay and tractor and lawnmower.
But most of that kind of work is done during the (part-) spring/summer/(part-) autumn time. Winter is different, especially during cold spells. Nobody in his right mind likes to be outside by then. That’s why I have my business. Only thing now is that it consumes so much time I don’t have much time or energy left for that dreadful household work. That’s also a reason why that business of me should start rolling. I like to do this. More than I would have imagined, but it is a full-time job by now.