Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Autumn Perfection

Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, 
and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth 
seeking the successive autumns

George Eliot

It seems to me that there is no more perfect time than just after sun-up on a
crisp autumn morning.

I know that the equines share this sentiment,
and take every opportunity to kick up their heels in merriment.

Yesterday gifted us with one of these perfect mornings.

The temperature, at 37 degrees, gave the horses and donkeys energy to burn;
and burn it they did!

By mid morning the temperature warmed considerably,
making the day perfect for farm guests.

Amanda had her workmates up to the farm for an open house and luncheon.
I was thrilled to find out that this group included one adorable,
curly red haired 2-year-old named Mia.

If you have read my blog for a while, then you know how much I love the farm
as seen through the eyes of a child.

This particular little girl brought out the best in all of our animals...
their gentlest loving natures...

as if they realized that she was young and small and perfect.

I suggested to Mia's mommy that we make a trade.
I would graciously allow her to take Sammy home with her
if she would leave Mia with us!

Sam's still here....


  1. Beautiful! Unfortunately (fortunately?) 37 degrees does not exist in my mind...brrrr!!!!

  2. Adorable sweet and sunny post!

  3. SWEET post! Mia and the animals (as always!) are ADORABLE! :)

  4. fall has the same effect on me as it does to your horses. your farm is magic. you can see it in the little kids eyes. perfect!

  5. Wonderful photos ! Kids and farm animals are so fun to watch it pulls at mt heart strings every time ! Have a good day !

  6. I can see why you wanted to trade! What an adorable curly red head. You can tell both the animals and curly had a great time. Even Sam!

    What a beautiful Fall day you had. I hope you have many more this week!

  7. What a wonderful post, reminding me of the best life has to offer, and of the pure joy of simple things. What a darling little girl, unafraid of her friends, the animals.


  8. Absolutely wonderful pictures..I love these great Fall days too!

  9. small children and animals..both so sweet!!!

  10. What a beautiful post! I love all your beautiful pictures of your lovely, energetic animals. One of the many things I adore about animals is their ability to be gentle and soft with the little ones...they do know they're fragile and innocent. You can see it in their eyes, and their manners, they become quiet. :)
    Children are a gift, as are the animals. They show us a better, more peaceful way in which to live. I too, love the glorious days (and temps) of Autumn. Blessings, indeed!!

  11. She's a innocent .. It's great for them to experience the farm...

  12. Fabulous post! Children and animals are such wonderful blessings. :) I feel so much love when i see these photos. Thank you so much for this.

  13. Kids are so positive. Working everyday with kids has been a real joy to me. They can get a little bit of a mob mentality, but talk to them as individuals and your heart melts. Little Mia with her smile would bring out the best in anything or anyone!


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