Monday, August 29, 2016

Oh Yeah

It were happy if we studied nature more in natural things;
and acted according to nature,
whose rules are few and plain, and most reasonable.
                     William Penn

            
I made it. Some of you know that I have been struggling with a back issue for a few months. Some of you know I have not been able to drive the tractor or walk the uneven ground to get to the bush full of trees. Well, I must tell you this weekend I did a little of both, and I feel fantastic.

First; I cut the lawn. The lawn that was non-existent for so long finally looked like an old hay field, full of luscious green grass and two-foot high Chicory plants so it was indeed the time. Since My Hero had a lot of other things on his plate, I insisted that I try even after his warnings. I lasted about half the lawn which is a big improvement for both me and the lawn. My Hero finished it up.


Second; and oh this one has to be the most exciting for me, we moved our cattle back to a hay field near the bush. The alfalfa and clover were not very high but you could only imagine the smiles that it brought to their faces. I walked most of the way with those cows following right behind. Calling their names and leading them to what they have been looking for since the drought.

After I watched those happy cows run into that field of green and My Hero noticed that there were fences smashed by fallen trees from a windstorm that meant work for both of us. We both knew we had a job to do. He headed to the house to get supplies to fix the fence. You know chainsaw and wire work. I avoid that stuff right now. We could say doctors’ orders.


Third; I headed into those trees that had been beckoning me for far too long.
Oh, the smell was the first thing that hit me that sweet smell of a renewed life.  This was something that that has been lacking for far too long during the drought. This made me smile. It was if Mother Nature had given this gift to me and me alone. I had not been back here since the early days of the drought. Her timing was wonderful. I was back to my almost normal self, and so was the earth on this farm.


I walked through the trees and as per my usual I hugged a few. I wrapped my arms around those massive big maples that have stood for centuries. I told them that I was so happy they had held on and made it through. We were going to make it through this unfortunate and nasty bump in the road together, no matter how long it took because that is what we do.


If you were wondering, My Hero did finish that fence. I did get a drive back from my tree reunion, and those cows were very excited, so much so that I have not seen them since. There will be more healing to do for all of us, but it is indeed all heading in the right direction. May the sharing of a hat and love continue.

Later

26 comments:

  1. So glad you are healing well and the drought is over. I hope for continued healing and green pasture for your cows and their young ones.
    Hugs,
    Julia

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  2. So glad you are healing and getting to hug your trees. We had a tornado rip through our woods, and we lost a lot of HUGE trees. Makes me so sad. But our home was spared and our lives were spared. I have a lot of blog reading to catch up on, but know I have been thinking about you.

    Cindy Bee

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  3. How wonderful that must feel! I'm so glad to hear that you are well on your way to mended!

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  4. Thank God for the rain.........amazing how stuff bounces back.Hope your back continues to heal.

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  5. i'm glad you are feeling better b, this getting old stuff s**ks!!! we need rain desperately, i shutter when i think about how much my water bill is going to be!!!

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  6. Good show! Keep up the good work......but remember that thing our grandmothers told us "Slow and Steady wins the race".

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  7. This is great! Take it easy though - those back injuries can be mighty grumpy.

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  8. Drought is a terrible thing. I'm so glad both you and the land are recovering. The cows must be so happy.

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  9. Oh yeah, is right! I'm glad you're feeling better...but be careful!! :) I know you will!

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  10. I am so very pleased to read this post. Big smiles, and please, take it slowly.

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  11. So nice to hear all of these positives, Buttons. I think I was there when the corner turned on your drought as I had a couple of beautiful rainy walks. I'm very glad that your back is feeling better too.

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  12. Thank goodness for quenching rain, green grass, old trees, smiling cows, orange hats, and healed backs. Hugs to you from CO! Keep on healing!

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  13. very happy for you, buttons...

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  14. Well, well, well! If it isn't the old Buttons! You sound terrific. Our green grass has also come back and I could not be happier. I'm sure the horses are too. The drought caused so many problems for people in this area. Dry wells, contaminated water etc. Hopefully over time, the water table will right itself. Don't overdo...

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  15. Glad you were able to get out and about!!

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  16. You sound very cheerful so I guess he back has improved.

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  17. This is wonderful news! and I love that you're a tree hugger too. I've hugged a few trees and in my previous neighbourhood I was always sure to walk the one street that had seven big oak trees lining the footpath and I would touch each one and say hello.

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  18. Good news about healing . . .
    And a happy read . . .

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  19. What a wonderfully positive post, for your healing and the cows being moved, your getting rain, and the joy of life.

    Yay you ~ FlowerLady

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  20. I am so glad that you got to get back out in nature and hugged a few trees.

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  21. Isn't it awesome when you have one of those days that everything is right with the world. I'm very happy that you are feeling better and able to get out in your nature that you love so much!

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  22. Its happy to see the change in enjoying the nature:)

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  23. Good for you, Miss B! I'm willing to bet getting out and about did more healing for you than anything else. Pace yourself and enjoy what you love!

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  24. Glad that you are on the mend. Please do not overdo it.

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  25. Such a positive post! I am so glad that things are improving for you! Keep it up B, I am sure those cows were very happy to see you and be allowed to wear hats again!

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