Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Washed Clean

There is something wonderful in a morning that follows a night of showers.

The air and the land are clean and fresh...
all hints of pollen, dust, and grime temporarily gone.

It's a fresh slate....and it's just waiting to be doodled upon.

That's sort of how I feel about life each morning...
a fresh slate...
a chance to do it and get it right...
a daily do-over!

What would life be like if we approached each day with that ideal?
If we left behind the disappointments of yesterday,
and just started fresh....
as if a cool spring shower had wiped clean our hearts?

Just a thought that filtered through my mind as I climbed the ladder to the hayloft,

and looked out from the top of the barn over a portion of what I hold dear.

How lucky birds are to have this view at any given time!

(Don't tell the turkeys what they are missing.)

The last stop of morning chores is always the manure pile,
where I dump all of the previous night's accumulated manure.

For the last two mornings, when I reach that area of the farm and pass the pumpkin patch,
this is what I see...

For the life of me, I have no idea how Sam gets himself into the pumpkin patch.

He swears the chickens open the gate for him.

I'm inclined to believe he might be fibbing.

And so, once again I open the gate 

and Sam runs out and hops into his favorite seat....

ready to head home for a nap.

It's hard being Sam.
Just ask him.


  1. What a lovely thought. I will try to remember that when things haven't gone well the day before.
    Your property is really striking. What a wonderful place to call home.

  2. maybe sam is waiting for the great pumpkin?

  3. Wonderful post and photos ! I do love your property soo lovely and well taken care of . Oh Sam what are you up to in the pumpkin patch ? silly dog . It has been raining here for a few days but hoping for sunshine later today . Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

  4. What a wonderful thought. Sometimes it's not so easy to forget the day before. And I guess there are some days you don't want to forget. I like the clean slate idea..Another thought provoking post..loved it!

  5. Your place is beautiful!! All blooming and ready for the wedding. Oh goodness Sam! You know those chickens can be tricky????? Enjoy your day! Hugs, June

  6. Hi Bev! I have been following your blog for a month or two now, and just wanted to mention that it's a bright spot in my day. The love you have for your animals, family, and the work you do really shines through, and I just love the positivity that you bring to the sometimes-yucky world wide web. Thanks for sharing with us.

  7. Sam cracks me up! Gotta love him!

  8. Ha ha..... Sam a fibber? Never! There must be some kind of magic going on around that pumpkin patch! Love the pictures of your farm and land and animals! They always make me smile! Thanks Bev!

  9. BLISS land and friends . . . for sure!


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