Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Another Day on the Farm

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view from the cow-yard

Today was a sunny, albeit blustery, day.  Our cows, Midnight and Daisy Mae,  are doing well with their calves.  I love watching the calves romp around the barnyard as they explore their world.  I make a point to go see the cows often so they will get used to me.  I managed to get 10 feet from Daisy Mae, who was not about to let me get too close to Moonbeam, her calf.

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the red oak bench
My dad made a bench from a red oak tree in the cow yard.  The bench looks out on the ancient trees with in the cow yard.  I found myself singing "Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing" as I walked around looking for signs of spring.  The bench begs you to sit with a cup of tea and a good book; something I look forward to doing as it gets warmer.

We have a chicken coop that was used many years ago but unfortunately, raccoons have used it as a rest area.  I spent some time assessing what would be needed should we be able to get geese or ducks someday.  I know it goes against my family's tradition of raising chickens, but dear Andrew grew up with ducks and geese.  A good wife knows when to compromise.

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the sun setting

I spent the rest of my afternoon walking around the farm, taking in the quiet and appreciating all that we are blessed with here.
With love and hopes for spring (soon),

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