Sweet Sunday

There's always a bit of a letdown after a big event you've planned for, for weeks. But today's letdown was smooth and graceful. We're still enjoying the tidy, whimsical look of the farm in the wake of the Festival, and the warm temperatures encourage a slow pace.

Ruth is feeling better, getting up and down on her own for her periodic walks outside. She's not having any trouble cleaning her plate at mealtime. And her demeanor is as calm and unflappable as Pooh Bear himself.

Out in the pasture, the new sheep are folding into the established flock with only the slightest, expected ranking adjustments. Phineas, the newest member of the "old" flock, has appointed himself Head of Hazing, and occasionally bumps the little boys back down to their proper places at the trough.

There's a proper flock gathered around the hay of an evening now. This shepherd feels very rich.

Pasture guardian, Judah, has two speeds in this weather: Flat out --

...or, Flat Out. Once the shadows fall, he gets his get-up-and-go back. One quick romp around the paddock before settling down to supper.

The lambs have discovered grain. Time to move them out to the pasture, before they forget that they are foragers.

Meanwhile, it's time for the chickens to head home to the coop. Last one in is a rotten egg. Heh heh.

The evening is lovely, with the gentle sounds from Gail's wind chime. She has taken empty German ordinance (bombs) and turned them into a haunting musical instrument. The sound is beautiful.

So I enjoy fresh strawberries out in the yard, in the breeze and shade, as the sun sets on the farm.

Sweet Sunday.


  1. Anonymous11:17 AM

    Loved your pictures and commentary. I am glad to hear that Ruth is starting to feel better.

  2. You can make me feel like I'm still there!!!

    Lovely, lovely, lovely.

  3. You've got some great pictures here, Cindy!
    And a great story, too.
    A visual journal for the day!

  4. Glad that you had a quiet day after the big shin-dig. Sorry I could not be there.

    I am also glad Ruth is feeling much better. Poor baby. Looks like she is making a great house dog and after what she has endured she richly deserves it.


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