Next the other cows get their new hay and fresh water. Of course non of this happens before they all come for a scratch here and a rub there. A little loving is all they need to ensure they will have a good day. The chickens give up there beautiful brown and blue eggs and the cats need to curl up beside me for a few minutes while I enjoy a cup of herbal tea. This is a beautiful life. It is peaceful and wholesome, never boring and always unpredictable! Just as you think you have your day planned something will always change! Sometimes there is a cow in the front yard, the dog may have brought home a treasure and left it on the front step. There have been times someone has been so kind to leave little puppies under our car. A neighbouring farmer will stop to chat just to check in, one time he even showed up with a 6 hour old calf for us. Or a special friend will call and ask me to come for tea.
There is something very special about knowing that I am able to be home and provide for my family at the same time. We strive to be as self sufficient as possible. It is difficult for families to be able to make time for it all when both people have to work full time. There was a time when my husband worked 40 hours a week and I owned and operated 3 retail stores. We did it because we had to, after all how else do you make ends meet? Some major events took place and I decided it was time for change.
After I was trampled by one of my own horses and air lifted by helicopter to the hospital I was left with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. 2 weeks later our house was hit by lightening and ten minutes after that, our son who was at a soccer game 15 kms away was struck by lightening and taken by ambulance to CHEO. I was 4 hours away at a conference I was hosting for my stores while that happened. Needless to say it was the quickest drive home I ever had. It was also the quickest decision I had ever made. That's it, I was coming home, debt and all, it would work out!
What do you with your days? What is part of your beautiful life? We need to share and inspire one another as no one can go it alone.