|Our pine needle covered path is extra slippery this morning|
Every so often when I am out taking pictures, I get a variety of shots from here and there that don't fit into any particular theme or post, but I like them and keep them. Today seemed to be a good day to dig some of them out to share. So, in no particular order, here is a view of life on our farm.
|This is a great little lantern that is charged with a small solar panel on top.|
|Our funny Pearl, waiting with me for baby goats.|
|My first attempt at fermented cabbage that I haven't told you about.|
|The salad is growing. Lettuce seedlings|
|Mixed baby greens|
|Lunch & Buttons, 5 days old|
|Patch running around like a nut.|
|Lunch & Buttons. The lighting makes them look lighter than they are.|
|The wethers and billy goat|
|Eating hay in the manger|
|One of our oldest cats, Pooh (there used to be a Tigger)|
|Frost on the turnips|
|It's back to milking twice a day. Yea!|
|This is the first year I've been able to get a few decent bird pictures.|
Before we became bloggers, we really didn't take very many pictures. There are still many times we will be in the middle of something, or even finished with something that would have made a good post, but didn't think of the camera. Very little effort has been made to figure out how to take decent movies and upload them to the blog. The first time I tried, Blogger wouldn't accept whatever format our camera uses. I tried again a few days ago and figured out that I can upload short movies now. Here a few short shots of the kids playing in the barn today. Please forgive the wiggling and sometimes blurry shots from zooming in too close. The quality of the upload is not the best either. You'll notice I am not the narrator. No one is. You may hear goats munching hay in the background or moving around in the barn. Or crows calling. Life in the barn is generally quiet and peaceful. I like it that way.
There are many times that the peaceful, quiet days we enjoy on the farm belie the distant rumblings and groanings of the discord that is growing across the globe. Some days it seems louder and others more distant, but there is no denying the fact that the discontent with life as we know it on this planet is growing and growing at a rate that is visibly escalating. Almost everyday we talk about the blessing of being tucked away from most 'happenings' out in the everyday world. There is no TV or radio blaring here. There are few neighbors and most of them are known. There is no desire to 'go' and 'see' and 'be a part of' anything happening 'out there', like we might miss out on something.
There is contentment with who we are, where we are and the work we have to do here. There is a true blessing in living a quiet, peaceful life on the farm for us. This contentment can be found most anywhere if you choose to pursue it. It won't come knocking on your door, but if you look for it, you will realize it's always been there, waiting to be discovered, waiting to be found.
Until next time - Fern