"Love and War" Chapter 4 Part 3

Nancy Czerwinski By Nancy Czerwinski, 17th Mar 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/39m6ztqp/
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Danielle and Max spent the evening together. It's the beginning of a new day. They are looking forward to spending it together. Another storm front is developing and Danielle will have to leave soon. She has responsibilities at the farm and animals to take care of.

Early morning

Danielle was up early. She got dressed and walked down the steps to the kitchen. Miss Renee was busy preparing breakfast. Since she had a special guest for breakfast she wanted everything to be perfect. The coffee was brewing and smelled delicious. Danielle set the long dining room table. Miss Renee said they'd have a full house.

Blueberry pancakes

They were having blueberry pancakes for breakfast. Miss Renee was using dried blueberries. She didn't have fresh blueberries but that was okay. The fresh ones had a tendency to spread all over and Miss Renee liked the consistency of the dried ones. She was making batch after batch. There'd be plenty for everyone. Miss Renee sent Danielle to the cellar to get the maple syrup. Since they had a visitor this morning she wanted to share her special syrup. When the army supply truck dropped off supplies they had brought fresh butter. Miss Renee put it on the table so it would be soft by the time everyone sat down to eat. She always tried to think of the little things. It made a meal complete.

Mid Morning

After breakfast Danielle offered to clean up the kitchen. She sent Miss Renee into the den with a fresh cup of coffee. Fortunately for Danielle she knew how to clean cast iron pans. After cleaning the pans she oiled them and put them back on the stove. That was what she used out at the farm. She inherited her pans from her mom. Just thinking about her mom made her heart ache. She'd been gone for a few years. She'd known and loved Max. That thought made Danielle smile. She would be very happy to see them together.

Destiny

The army supply truck is due back soon to pick up Danielle. That leaves very little time for Max and Danielle to be together. There's only room for one extra person in the truck. Danielle doesn't want to leave Max behind but she really has no choice. She can only hope and pray they will be together again soon. To live without Max is not an option for Danielle. Max is a strong able bodied man but he really needs his woman by his side. They were destined to be together from the beginning of time.

The farm

Max and Danielle spent the day together. Max wanted to hear what was going on at the farm. He knew a lot of the farm hands from the old days. Danielle was very fortunate to have such hard working and honest men working for her. A lot of the guys used to work for her parents. Danielle told Max there had been a lot of hardships this winter. It was hard to get from the old farm house to the barn in the deep snow drifts. The animals had to be fed and taken care of every morning and night. It was also hard to keep the big old farm house warm. When temperatures were hovering below zero for weeks on end it was not easy. They had wood burners and generators to stay warm but they always had to feed the fire and gather wood. At times it seemed like they were being tested.

Bessie the cow

Max asked if Bessie was getting along with the other cows. Bessie had made a name for herself. Bessie's name made neighboring farmers smile. Secretly they were thankful that she was Danielle's problem. She had a serious attitude problem. There was only one person that Bessie would listen to and that was Daneille. Bessie had a real problem with Pedro the bull. He stayed on the other side of the barn. He was Bessie's arch enemy. Max knew Pedro and he did have an attitude. He always acted like he was better than Bessie. That's when the real trouble started. At night the farm hands had to lock Bessie's stall. They couldn't take the chance of her getting out and causing complete havoc in the barn.

To be continued

All pictures shared are from Wikimedia commons.

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Animals, Barn, Blueberries Butter, Breakfast, Destiny, Farm, Farm Hands, Pancakes, Supplies, Syrup

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
I'm a mother and a grandmother. I love to write and be creative. If I can make one person smile I've done what I set out to do.

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author avatar Retired
18th Mar 2015 (#)

Miss Renee is an awesome cook, I wish she could prepare me some of those delicious Blueberry Pancakes.
I really hope that Max and Danielle will have more time to spend with each other. That is real love there.
Another exciting part!

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
18th Mar 2015 (#)

Thank you Mark for your moderation. You are the best.

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
18th Mar 2015 (#)

Thank you for following along with Max and Danielle. I'm so glad you are enjoying. I love a good romance even in trying times.

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
18th Mar 2015 (#)

Carmen, thank you so much for taking the time to comment. You are so kind.

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author avatar Carol Roach
18th Mar 2015 (#)

a small mistake a male cow is a bull

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
18th Mar 2015 (#)

Thank you for following along with my story. I changed cow to bull. You are the best.

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author avatar Shamarie
18th Mar 2015 (#)

Thanks for sharing another exciting part, Nancy! I like the romance between Max and Danielle!

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
18th Mar 2015 (#)

Thank you so much Shamarie for stopping by to read this part. I like the romance too.

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author avatar Retired
18th Mar 2015 (#)

Another great chapter. Thanks!

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
18th Mar 2015 (#)

Jessica, you are such a dear to read my story. I'm so glad you like it. I love these characters. Miss Jane at the food pantry, Miss Renee at the rooming house and most of all Max and Danielle. I like Max's friends Joe and Randal too.

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author avatar Utah Jay
20th Mar 2015 (#)

I used to know a milk cow, like Betsy. She would only a very few people milk her. I just wish they would of told me that.

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
20th Mar 2015 (#)

Utah, thanks for the smile this morning. You are the best!

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author avatar Kingwell
20th Mar 2015 (#)

I am enjoying every chapter. Blessings.

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
20th Mar 2015 (#)

Kingwell, I'm so happy that you like my work. Blessings to you!

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
29th Mar 2015 (#)

Good story Nancy even during trying times but life is always a great leveler - siva

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
29th Mar 2015 (#)

Siva, what I'm trying to portray in this story is how people come together to help each other in times of need. I truly believe this is how people survive disaster. Smiles to you!

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