It is the bounty of nature that we live,
but of philosophy that we live well;
a greater benefit than life itself.
Writing this post then seeing the date I realized that it was almost October. Time really does fly when you are having fun, and fun I did have. I did spent a lot of time on a dock with my camera, pen and paper surrounded by water and beauty doing nothing and loving every minute of it. I had a feeling I was truly being missed back here on the farm and was feeling a tad guilty (only a tad).
On my return My Hero was waiting with open arms…. scratch that… My Hero was not waiting at all, he was off doing who knows what, who knows where. The cows were standing staring at me and my lovely chauffeur so I knew that they at the very least missed me. I hauled my things into the house unpacked a few things when I heard My Hero drive into the lane I just knew this was when the missing you part would come in. I ran up to him as soon as that door opened and gave him a big hug and he immediately hugged me back (of course) THEN he immediately said he had to go bale hay (of course) I could see the bales lying in the field when we had drove up. Second cut haying was definitely in full motion while I was gone. “Could you please rake that field behind the barn for me?” (Of course) I replied while staring up to his tired looking handsome smiling face. Back to normal came very quickly. I knew he missed me.
It was an incredible time with old and new friends and there are stories to share and photographs to share but I am a bit busy right now. I know I was truly missed here on the farm and the missing you part would indeed come later no doubt but life on the farm has a time limit as far as weather goes. We indeed had a beautiful past summer week and looks like it will continue for a few more days so we must take advantage of these harvesting moments.
The cows were standing staring at me through the window wondering if I was going to make time to come have a little visit and tell them how much I missed them. I did take a moment to stop to say hello as I made my way down to the barnyard to hop on that tractor to go rake that field, they were happy about that.
I drove around and around the field turning back every once in a while making sure everything was working just as it was supposed to be behind me. I was dreaming of my five days of fun. I have to admit I did have fun while away but driving around the field lost in my own thoughts while listening to the mooing of happy to see me cows and the sound of a baler humming two fields over being baled by My Hero made me smile. I was surrounded by the not quite fall like coloured leaves on the trees reminding me life is good and we should appreciate what we have and not worry about what we don’t and what lies ahead. Time is moving very quickly and we make our own happiness and must savour every moment.
So my sharing vacation moments and stories that I have gathered will have to wait just a little bit longer. Do know I missed you all and am happy to be where I am at this very moment. Life is indeed a gift so take the time to enjoy every moment be that large or small for what it has to offer. See you soon.