Valerie brought her sweet homeschool group to the farm today, to see first-hand some exotic animals and also some "common" animals. But if you've never even seen a chicken in person before, they all seem pretty exotic. The kids helped me let the chickens out for their day in the field, and we collected nearly half a dozen eggs.
The alpacas fascinated everyone and put on quite a show as they jostled for their favorite feed bowls on this crisp fall morning. Many ooohs and aaaaahhhs and squeals of delight.
Many times I find myself wondering if I take this farm life for granted. The space and fresh air I enjoy every day come at a premium for people in the city or suburb. So I take in the view and the smells, thank God anew for giving me the gift of this life, and again pledge to share it with everyone I can.
So I repeat the open invitation for you to come... I can't soak up all this farmy goodness by myself. Come sit in the pasture or out near the garden and enjoy the peace. If you like, roll up your sleeves and spend a few minutes indulging in a simple farm chore or two. Cuddle with the kitty or cackle with the hens. There's so much fun to be had around here...