I read a quote on one of my favorite blogs yesterday
that really struck a chord with me.
It's something that I have felt with all of my heart...
but have never put into words so perfectly.
(I will give you more info about this blog later in this post.)
The quote is this:
"You become responsible forever for what you have tamed."
and it is from the book The Little Prince.
There are so many souls who call this farm "home"
and I feel responsible for the welfare and lives of each and every one of them.
And although many have entered the retirement phase of their lives...
they are just as precious and important as when they were earning their keep.
There is a place here for them for as long as they live
and I will spend my days taking care of them...
for as long as I live.
Each being, be it feathered or fluffed or furred, is family to me.
They have filled my days with joy
and kept me from getting lazy!
More will come, I am sure...
and many will pass on.
The rest of us?
Well, we will just grow old together.
If you have time, check out My Shetland.
Frances writes an almost daily blog about her ponies and their life in Shetland,
the northern most outpost of the United Kingdom.
You may have seen a few of her ponies in this picture...