That’s right, we have THE life. I never imagined we would have the life that I have right now. About 15 years ago, we were building our house and enjoying life in a beautiful spot while raising our family. We were taking our kids to a multitude of children activities and loving raising a family. As I reflect, we had a wonderful life then too, but as our children left home, we had to find a new life and new activities to do together, to learn to enjoy a new kind of family life. Life as a couple with grown children. As we looked at what we wanted to do, of course raising a few chickens seemed nice, and then, raising a few goats seemed nice. Now, a day in our life with animals seems really, really nice.
This morning, I woke up, and even though we have no hot water (not to be fixed for 4 more days 🙁 Oh well!) showered in cold water, and sat down for a lovely cup of coffee. We went out to care for the animals for the morning and got a lovely greeting from Lucy.
The goats really enjoyed their morning grain and their morning hay and then marched single file up to the field to eat a bit more. It was a really pretty morning and following them up to the field seemed like a great idea, so we sat out with them enjoying the sunshine and what just might be one of the last warmish days of the fall.
After running some farm-like errands–taking the lawn tractor to be repaired, stopping by Costco for some olive oil with which we will make soap, and dropping by the rental place to fill the propane tank for son Derek–we returned home for a bit of rest before the afternoon chores.
In the afternoon, I made soap, and Bob shoveled out the barn. Then, after dinner, we settled in for an evening movie. I sewed on a quilt that I am working on, and at the end of the day, I will enjoy sleep on my comfy pillow. It is the type of day that makes me feel like I accomplished something. I feel tired at the end of the day and look back on the day, realizing how very blessed I am to have the wonderful, fulfilling life that I have.
Thanks God, for this amazing day!!!