March 2016

6 posts

We all too often have a stack of those huge projects around here. Long before we start, I always have a mental image of how they should appear once completed. Invariably, my imagined finished piece seems so much more grand and perfect than seems possible with the parts and pieces I have laid out before …
They say, “Curiosity killed the cat.” They say, “Cows are stupid animals.” They say, “Put down old tires by the fence. Cows won’t step on them.” Who the heck is ‘they’ anyway? Whoever ‘they’ are, it’s obvious they have never owned an animal in their life, much less cows. In our never ending fence battle, …
I don’t tolerate bullying. I don’t like it, and if I see it, I do my best to stop it. My mornings usually begin in the chicken coop. I open the hatch first, and smile while I watch the avalanche of feathers as chickens come pouring out. From there, I head to the walk-in door, …
There is nothing in the world worse than personal and spiritual stagnation. We, as humans, were designed to continue growing, whether physically, emotionally, mentally or spiritually. To quit growing means that we are dead, or in the process of dying. That is a thought that I just can’t stand to consider. Here on the farm, …
  Variety is supposedly the spice of life. When Daddy would choose to do something others considered ‘different’, his response was, “Julie Belle, there is always chocolate and vanilla. I just prefer strawberry.” I heard a comment the other day about those who practice sustainability must be so limited in their choices. Those words came …
For one of us, the world awakened in the pitch of night, and welcomed by the ominous sounds of a Choir. It wouldn’t have been so bad, except that Bottle Rocket decided to wander to the far end of the pasture to finally give in and give birth. We had been keeping an eye out …
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