There is a gap between the fence post and the barn that is just large enough to squeeze through. I always go through there and walk along the barn wall to get the doors open.
Bear with, this is relevant.
These days it is still dark in the morning. There are motion lights over the large barn doors but not on the side of the barn.This means that I really can't see when I go out to open the first stall door. But this doesn't matter because I know where everything is.
Or I thought I did. This morning was particularly dark because of the heavy cloud and rain we've been having. I was on autopilot this morning doing my chores and thinking of the warm house and hot cup of coffee that would be waiting for me when I went in. I headed out to the side of the barn and was walking towards to Irish's door when I hit something with my shins.
what the... was all I could think before I plunged head first into the water trough. I came up sputtering and soaked. I realized that had happened but couldn't figure out why.
I realized that the water trough had been moved from the location that I had it to be beside the barn. And since I didn't move it that left just one person.
Now it's not unusual for Ed to move stuff around according to his sense of order. I have also my own sense of order. We typically manage by respecting each others' space. Every now and then though, Ed can't help himself.
The combination of cold air, rain and the water I fell in meant that I was soaked and cold. However, I was so pissed off I'm sure that there was steam rising off my head.
Why did you do that?
It's a surprise isn't it? Kinda like falling into a water trough in the morning because it was moved
why would you fall in it?
Because it's dark out!
I saw comprehension dawn. Turns out that he moved the water trough so he could get the tractor through the gate and didn't put it back and it didn't occur to him that it was a trap for me.
At least that's what I'm going with.
So we talked about moving my stuff. And how I felt about that.
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There's never a dull moment on Oakfield Farm.