Perfect Day....A Recipe
3 children, who have never seen a farm...ever.
blue skies, storybook clouds
acres of grass to roam
woods to explore
farm animals to touch...dogs, cats, pigs, goats, horses, etc.
vegetables to harvest
farm gator for exploring
Combine first three ingredients and mix slowly and carefully.
Add a dash of dog and gently fold into farm gator.
Slowly add a pinch of pig and allow mixture to rest.
Add one cat and slowly stir.
Allow ingredients to meld and mingle to intensify the flavors.
Bake at about 78 degrees for several hours.
Serve immediately to enjoy the smiles and squeals and laughter.
As your creation bakes, it will become rich with experience,
filled with wonder and appreciation.
We were lucky to have three young farm visitors on Sunday.
Aleel, Arkal, and Amerie came to spend the day on the farm.
These three youngsters had never been to a farm or seen farm animals before.
They started their visit a little timidly, but quickly came to understand that nothing
would hurt them.
They each gathered enough courage together to feed treats to all of the animals.
The learned a little about where some common foods come from...
like apples off the tree, grapes off the vine, carrots out of the soil, and eggs from the chickens.
They were pushed beyond their normal comfort zone,
but by the end of the afternoon were running and doing cartwheels with reckless abandon.
It was so much fun to see the farm through the eyes of children just discovering
something so new and magical for the first time!
Everyone should experience the simple pleasure of skipping a rock
across a pond for the first time!
It was a magical day... even MaryAnn agrees!
But then guests always make a day special for the pigs.