Monday, February 3, 2014

While you were Sleeping!

What the will and reason are powerless to remove,
sleep melts like snow in water.
             Walter John de la Mare


Sitting here high above you in my comfortable tractor seat and after delivering breakfast to all your family and friends I wonder how you could possibly be sleeping with all the noise of this roaring tractor motor and the banging of the loader on the front not to mention those excited shouts of joy coming from the crowd. What has captured and holds you so peaceful in the land of dream?

Most of your younger friends rushed over to greet me as per usual. You must have forgotten how much that greeting meant to the both of us as you lie there dreaming. Annie and Red were full of energy running about and trying to tell me everything at once.


Your old friends grab mouthfuls of green goodness with smiles on their faces. Red lets out a shout of joy that pierces the still cold air, she is happy and wants to share. I turn once again quickly towards your comfy bed to see if that disturbed your slumber, it did not. What dreams must you have that hold you so tight?

I finish feeding the girls and park the tractor and as usual climb down and walk among your friends and family who are all chatting and eating, not dreaming like you. What are your dreams?


I slowly and quietly walk over to watch you sleep, the snow crunches under my foot; one eye opens and you stare then realizing that it was just me you quickly shut it as if you needed to finish that dream that held you tight. I wanted to tell you that never worked for me but maybe and if you are lucky, it would for you. I back away to leave you in peace. Could that be snoring I hear?


I head back to the tractor after chatting with the girls where they told me a story about how you were dancing and singing all night and they had to tell you to shush. It seems they had warned you at your age you need your rest and you did not like that statement at all and told them you could do what you liked and partied on all by yourself.


After pulling my snowshoes out from behind the tractor seat and strapped them to my boots I headed to go and jump over the gate to visit the deer in the bush, hoping they were sleeping and dreaming too. I turned once more to see if you were still sleeping. I watched as you slowly stood up and stretched and yawned then headed to the table. I guess your dream was over.


I do want you to know this…. I agree with you, you can certainly do what you like and you are never too old to have a good time but, try not to party too late….. those young ones seem to need their sleep. Sweet dreams tonight sleepy head, and I will see you tomorrow OK.


Later


51 comments:

  1. What a fun way to wake up...to this post! While I was sleeping, the ground turned white again. Looks like the kids will have another snow day today. Oh well...more help in the barn today...less in June, when they make this one up!

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  2. You have such fun out and about with your animals! This reminds me of when I see my horses laying around...I just have to walk over and make sure they are just snoozing...especially my oldest mare.

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  3. With all that sleep, I envision a lot of GROWTH for that youngster!...:)JP

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  4. it is rainy outside. no snow for us. ( :

    what a cutie ... a famous cow. do they have contests for the cute cow pose? this is one for sure. so sweet. do cows dream?

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  5. Oh what a precious post!

    And I love, love, love that photo, of Your Sleeping One.

    I love, love, love your gift for writing and whimsey.

    I love how you can see whimsey, in a setting, which so many others, could not. It's one of your gifts/talents.

    Gentle hugs,
    Tessa~

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  6. MMMMM...cow dreams....that studly bull, green hay, flowers blowing in the meadow..slow motion running toward each other...

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  7. It must be nice to snooze when it isn't snowing or raining this time of year. It's pouring here right now, and my horses don't look to dreamy about it ;-)

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  8. Looks like they are all sleeping in this morning :) this is one of my all-time favorite posts of yours :)

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  9. ...To sleep, perchance to dream. Aye, there's the rub...

    What a wonderful post, Buttons! I thoroughly enjoyed it!

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  10. Oh yay! a post with pictures of your cows!
    She certainly does look comfy, I would stay there too.

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  11. Mornin' B. hope you day is as wonderful as good dreams.

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  12. this was really sweet. glad she was okay and just sleeping in. :)

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  13. It's best to let sleeping cows lie I guess. Cutest cow faces ever!

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  14. Such a sweet post, B! I love your stories about the animals and the stories they tell you. I'm glad your sweet cow was OK--just sleepy. I felt like that this morning! :-)

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  15. I'm not sure I've ever seen a cow sleeping! I have wondered just when do they sleep, though. I've also wondered the same thing about horses.

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  16. Beautiful post and photos ! Oh I do love the calves pretty little faces . Thanks for sharing . Have a good day !

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  17. LOOOOOOVVVVVEEE this! I was right there with you in your word pictures. Such a great post~

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  18. I sure wish I could sleep like that! Enjoyed your story of the other cows tattling that she had been dancing and singing all night. Too cute!

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  19. Sleeping in the winter. Perhaps she understands the life of Bears. Good for her!

    At least she's OK; that's the main thing.

    Blessings and Bear hugs!

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  20. She looked so peaceful with all that commotion going on around her. Sometimes I think I'd like to sleep in like that!

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  21. A fantastically enjoyable post.

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  22. Thats it.

    I . must. have . herefords.

    hmmm...with all the trees gone, we will have more grass - on hills we cant hay...

    those pink noses and curly do's...sigh

    xoxoxo

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  23. I love the pics of the cows Buttons! Very interesting post!

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  24. Beautiful post, Buttons!!!!

    Hugs!
    Mandi

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  25. Awww, this is so precious! I love your girls. Wish I could visit to see them in person!

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  26. Happy she is okay, I kept reading and wondering... Okay yay sweet dreams cutie pie

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  27. My goodness you have just beautiful calves. My family raised show steers growing up and also shorthorns. So I just love looking at all of your sweet babies sleeping.
    Lovely, lovely photos.

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  28. Oh the cows are lovely, dear faces.
    Hug M xox

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  29. awww - sleeping cows. Such a peaceful sight. Especially since you were feeding! She must have been out dancing all night! :)
    Cheri

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  30. Cow parties must be really wild to let her sleep in like that! ;)

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  31. Good story. Cows are individuals. One who looks after animals has to observe carefully to look after their welfare.

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  32. folks who think animals have no personality keep their dogs on a chain in the far back yard. well written post, Buttons.

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  33. B,

    Your sweet fuzzy, 4 legged critters, definitely have their own personalities. I love your post, how was your venture over the fence and into the woods?

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  34. awwww buttons, i remember when i use to sleep like that!!

    wonderful images today!!

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  35. You always amaze me. Thank you for that wonderful story:)

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  36. I absolutely adore your cow images!

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  37. Wonderful! I love how you have conversations with your cows. They are such characters, and their expressions are priceless :)

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  38. The mother in me would worry that something was amiss... glad all is well. xo

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  39. Ah, to sleep in! I'm not good at that. But I can easily fall asleep in front of the TV at night. I want to learn that cow's secret. ;)

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  40. Lol. Your animals are adorable. They seem to have such personality.

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  41. Us old girls can't stay up all night like we used to! My Mr. can talk for the animals in the most hilarious way - I see you have that talent, too! Tis truly a gift. Makes the heart smile. :) xo Karen

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  42. Aw ~ I sure loved this Buttons.
    Photos are fantastic , and as always your wonderful commentary drew me right in to being there with you !

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  43. They do seem to sleep quite sound during the day don't they? Love the little wavy curls.

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  44. Oh how cute. So asleep! Wish I could sleep like that!

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  45. What a sweetly-written post, you were wearing your heart on your sleeve. :)

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  46. That is so cute! bless her! I hate that feeling of trying to get back a dream you just lost!

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