It's hard to turn on the news these days and not be saddened.
California is being decimated by wildfire.
The Gulf coast has been ravaged by hurricanes.
And the Covid pandemic rages on.
There are so many souls having to bear so much pain and suffering
that it makes me feel guilty enjoying the sweet life
that we have here on the farm.
And yet, it is all the more reason to enjoy it...
There are no guarantees in life and I know full well
that my own life could turn on a dime.
It's something we all need to bear in mind...
never taking a single minute of any day for granted.
Strangely, this week, our skies have been very hazy...
not quite cloudy, but not blue either.
Each day, the temperature rises, but stays a good 10 degrees
below the predicted high for the day.
I read, yesterday, that the haze in our sky is smoke that
the Jet Stream has moved across the country.
I can only imagine what the skies look like out west.
It's times like these that I have no words...
only overwhelming feelings.
Life, here, marches on as usual...
there are chores to be done,
animals to be loved,
food to be made and bread to be baked.
I have been sewing daily, trying to stock my Etsy shop...
more masks and aprons are listed daily.
We continue to wait for word of a new grandchild,
and at that point I will have my two littles to care for here on the farm
for a few days until their little brother is settled in at home.
Our world has morphed over the months since the pandemic occurred.
Our social circle is small.
We take calculated risks in order to spend time with our loved ones...
but aside from that, we live a fairly quiet life here on the farm.
I am not complaining.
A quiet life suits me as well as Hubbs.
We are lucky.
Many are not as lucky.
Many feel isolated and lonely.
There are times when blogging seems trivial in the face of all that is
happening in our world.
And yet... maybe it's in these times that we need happy stories the most.
Perhaps sharing our life and the beauty around us is all we can do
in these difficult times.
Please know that even though my stories may be lighthearted....
my own heart is heavy with concern and compassion
for those who suffer.
I hope that spending just a little time here on the farm with us
helps to make your day a little brighter.
Please know that you are in my heart.