Monday, September 29, 2014

All hands on dock ……oops I mean tractor seat!

It is the bounty of nature that we live,
but of philosophy that we live well;
which is,
in truth,
a greater benefit than life itself.
                      Seneca

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.


Later

28 comments:

  1. Good Morning, Miss B!
    It is important to rest, relax and get away from the ranch and everyday of our own lives. Recharge! Glad you had a fabulous trip.

    Sometimes I wish we could have a day or two to catch up from vacation, but at our house we seem to "hit the road running."

    Good Luck with second cutting. We are still hauling hay. We got back to it Friday afternoon, Saturday and Sunday afternoon. We still have a ways to go and now it's raining. Glad to have the moisture.

    Have a good week, My Friend!

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  2. Thanks Robyn be careful out there and I will too. xo

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  3. Welcome back home and you're so right with the wisdom of enjoying this great gift of living life in the moment.
    It's not always easy when things go wrong but there's always a lesson to learn.

    I'm wishing for a vacation just about now.
    Hugs,
    JB

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  4. i don't know how you were able to relax for 5 days away, knowing there was work to be done back at home. :)

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  5. now that is a drool-able view. wow weee!! gorgeous. ( :

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  6. Awwww, love that I'm-darn-tired photo!!! ,-))))

    Gentle hugs,
    Tessa~
    "Here there be musing" blog

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  7. Glad you had a great time.....now get back to work lol.

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  8. So glad you had a nice time but there's no place like home.

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  9. Relaxing and good times with friends is the best (of course). Getting back in the ...um...saddle, is just as wonderful (of course).

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  10. Glad you had a good break, Buttons! Now get back to work! (J/k! )

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  11. Welcome back. Glad you had fun during your time away and that nothing was amiss when you came home.

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  12. Looks like a wonderful time on the water!
    I always have guilt when we leave the ranch! I know everything will still be here when we get back.....but still!
    Cheri

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  13. The farm fits you like a well worn slipper. Glad to hear how happy you are with life. A holiday is good medicine. Looking forward to hearing about it. Nice shots too.

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  14. Love that sunset!!! Of course everyone missed you, but they knew you were coming back!!! Now it is my turn to disappear, although I have left posts...

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  15. Welcome back to your home. Look forward to reading about your time away.

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  16. Of course you were missed! Those cows have been boohooing you home for days ;-)

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  17. What a beautiful photo! Hope you are able to think happy thoughts of your time away as you keep busy on the farm!

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  18. Welcome back and I would say to get some rest but the farm waits for no one. Be careful out there.

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  19. B love the first photo just gorgeous and last photo always fun to peek in on you . I needed to hear a lot of these things . Been lolly gagging around a bit days feeling a bit melancholy, feeling age creeping up on me a wee bit (mid life blues -well "mid life" if I live to be 112 I guess) BUT life IS what we make of it and still lots to experience and exploring to do ~ jumped on a horse a went for trail ride reflected on the good stuff in life .Back in the saddle again They cant keep good ole gals down long can they !

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  20. Welcome back, Miss Buttons - we missed you too!!!! I am glad you had fun, and I am also glad you are back!

    HUGS!
    Mandi

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  21. It is always good to get away. But the best part is getting back home. Even if there is work to do. Hugs, Linda@Wetcreek Blog

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  22. Glad you are back! Take care, and whenever you're ready to share photos and stories, we'll be here. :)

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  23. I know for sure that you were missed at home and here on your blog! But I am so glad you had some time to relax and have fun.

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  24. vacations are wonderful, but even if it means busy work, home is the best place

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  25. Ah, you're back to normal. The needed vacation was just that, time away to refresh for 'back to normal'. I love the last photo (selfie?). Hugs. Pam

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  26. Awww, I know he missed you bunches! Glad you made it home, even though I didn't know you were gone because I am reading your posts backwards. HA HA Have a great day Buttons!

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