It has been a busy year,
almost non stop since the arrival of it on January 1st,
hardly any time to stop, think, and observe,
but today we did.
Pottered around with a few jobs,
Saw golden bits on the trees,
winter is on its way,
felt a bit down about that,
until I wandered around our overgrown front garden
and saw the new growth of buds
on the shrubs and trees,
all getting ready for spring 2014,
and felt quite uplifted,
making winter seem a mere blip.
It is not about wishing life to pass quickly,
it is about knowing that when the temperatures drop,
and the weather turns in on itself,
that I can remember those snapshots of young buds,
which will warm my heart.
Lissie had been yelling her head off,
indignant that there is no bull around,
trying to make do with the small black goat,
who hardly comes up to her udders.
But she continues to milk well,
giving us enough milk to cope with.
Artificial insemination today, hopefully.
And today I had the time to re-connect with our small farm,
having been in danger of becoming bogged down,
by the busyness of it all.
One has to stop and count one's blessings sometimes,
and that I did today.