By now you probably know that I think every day on the farm is a good day!
Every once in a while, though, a magical day comes along.
You know the kind....
The sun is shining through puffy storybook clouds.
The air is fresh and light; humidity lifted, a light breeze tickling your skin.
Your mind is clear... no thought... just an awareness of the beauty that surrounds you.
Yesterday was one such day.
When chores were finished, I took a little time to relax with Ginger and MaryAnn.
Milford accompanied me, as he had been all day... following me around as I worked
near the barn.
And of course Moll, my shadow, was there as she always is!
I sat with my back against the fence and let the pigs get their smells.
(pigs have very sensitive noses, much like dogs)
They always pay particular attention to my shoes...their nostrils filled with scents brought back
from all corners of the farm.
Ok, what's with the shoes?
Eventually, MaryAnn settled down beside me for a nap.
With MaryAnn to my left,
and Moll at my feet.
Milford also settled down for a little nap.
It never ceases to amaze me how relaxed my animals are with each other.
Sitting there with the sound of the breeze in the treetops,
a sleeping pig beside me...
cat and rooster milling about...
I was filled with a sense of amazement at just how wonderful this life is.
I am so very lucky to spend hours in the company of amazing creatures,
surrounded by abundant beauty!
Life is good...this I know.
No....life is GREAT!
My day was topped off with a wonderful visit from a local couple
and their out-of-town guests from the Netherlands.
They came for a farm tour... quietly arriving without me hearing them,
as I lie nose to nose with MaryAnn in the pigpen.
I am sure they wondered about this strange woman on her stomach on the ground,
nose to nose with a pig!