A Little Tour

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Today the blogging well seems to have run a little dry so you are going to get a short tour of the farm.  The blogging well might be slightly on the dry side but our farmyard definitely is not.  We are enjoying some amazing, unseasonably warm weather around here. I am not going to complain about the temperatures…..but there is a downside.

The downside of these early warm temperatures is that all the snow melts….rapidly. When snow melts that quick and the ground is still frozen, our yard turns into a pond fed by a small creek that winds it’s way  from the field to the west, to our farm yard.

This all sounds delightful and probably would be if we were in the mountains and we were talking about bubbling brooks and clear mountain streams. What this means for us is that our yard becomes a pond which then turns into a mud pit.

Our car is no longer parked in the garage but up the driveway a ways so that we will not have to go “mudding” every time we need to go somewhere. There is an upside to this beautiful weather….there is usually an upside to most situations if you look hard enough.

I find that we can go outside with lighter weight coats on. Gloves are no longer needed to keep your fingers from freezing.  And it is now enjoyable to take a walk down the road as the wind is not howling with a sound like that of a roaring freight train.

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My husband pointed out to me that we had an eagle in the bottom field the other day. I headed out, camera in hand to try get a picture of him.  The expectation was high that I would be successful in getting this accomplished.  As I came around the corner of the barn I could see him sitting in the bottom field.  He was quite far away but I managed to get a picture of him before he decided I was too scary for him to stay put. If you look closely at the picture at the top of this post you will see him flying away, heading towards the river.

As I slid my way through the mud (and of course wearing my chicken wellies)  I found much to appreciate.  From the trees that are patiently waiting for their summer clothes, to the girls enjoying themselves with some treat they found in my wheelbarrow…..the farm was a delight.

 

Even with the mud, this farm not only makes a living for my husband and me…..it also feeds my heart and soul. It has so many facets to it’s personality. Each season brings a certain beauty that makes me stand in awe.

There are times it is so still that you wonder what will happen when that quietness has passed. There are times when the soil comes to life with the green of corn, beans, and hay fields. The air is fragrant with the life of growing things.

This piece of land is a feast for the senses in every season. There is a connection to this ground even when it has turned to mud. It is much like life. There is promise and there is hope. There is a knowing that God is faithful and Spring is on it’s way. It is a reminder that life is rich and is the accumulation of so many wonderful little things.

 

 

“Farming is a profession of hope”
Brian Brett

 

 

 

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48 thoughts on “A Little Tour

  1. susieshy45 says:

    Faye.
    And I think you are truly blessed to have this piece of land and the gift of farming and seeing new sights and to take life as it comes, because even if you don’t go to the shops on a day, you still will have food to eat from the land and milk to drink.
    Susie

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  2. peggyjoan42 says:

    Sounds like you just thought there was nothing to write about. I found this post very interesting. I loved your photos. I would not have seen the Eagle flying away in the first photo if you had not mentioned it. The Eagle on the ground is a good capture on your part. I recently visited a blog where all they do is travel. I enjoy traveling to an extent, but my heart is at home and enjoying the good life with family and friends. Simple things in life are what life is all about. Our yard often turns to mud after snow melts and a lot of rainfall.

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  3. Anne Mehrling says:

    I’m glad you warned me not to get excited about having a spring stream on your farm. I love flowing water, but not if it always ends in mud. Seems to me there is a rich flow of serenity and love in your corner of the world. It’s such a blessing that you appreciate where you are and share it here. God bless you!

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  4. kindergartenknowledge says:

    Sounds so peaceful and serene! You are right…the little things hold such magnificent rewards. We just have to notice them…I have to be very careful to do that! I was on a very set and fast moving schedule when I was teaching. Slowing down is difficult to me…sometimes! Anyway… I had a fit when I saw your eagle! So pretty! And the ladies in your wheelbarrow…too special for words!

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  5. covenantfarmblog says:

    Amen! The land, the seasons with their good and less good features……there is blessing in it all. I can feel, just FEEL the quiet advance of spring that has quietly begun under cover of a waning winter. The transition of seasons never fail to thrill me!

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  6. thecobweboriumemporium says:

    Oohhh Chicken! LOVE, LOVE, love this incredible post! Nothing to write about? Aw heck, I’d love a weekly post like this! It’s filled with love, joy and blessings.

    The photograph of the Eagle stood in the field made me gasp with delight. What a magnificent sight to see, stood there as it visited your farm. I think I would have cried with joy. But then … I don’t see eagles that often here in my corner of the UK. The closest thing we see are hawks, and even those take my breath away. They’re fabulous to watch as they ‘float’ and glide around on thermals. So elegant.

    Your babies, crowded in that wheelbarrow, awwww, now that made me wriggle with delight and go all silly! What fabulous little chucklers. I could practically hear them all chatting away and gossiping about the world. Incredible little darlings. (and so pretty too!)

    I enjoyed this truly lovely post so much Chicken, and didn’t want it to end. Thank you so much for sharing your home with us all.
    Sending heaps of love and buckes of squidges ~ Cobs. x

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    • thechickengrandma says:

      Sometimes, I find that if I acknowledge the fact that I have no clue what to write a post about it unlocks my brain. I am always so grateful when that happens!
      We love to see the eagles. My husband is very good about letting me know when he sees them so I can also enjoy them.
      My girls are great entertainment. They didn’t even notice me taking their picture…which is unusual. They usually come running when they see me.
      So glad you enjoyed it with me!

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