Thursday, June 17, 2010

Life The Way I Like It




This morning, early before the sun was above the tree line I was heading off to the barn, milk pail in hand, a little more pep in my step than in the months past. I fed the kids, and put the feed in the feed dish that hangs on the stanchion and called Faith into the milking barn. She was eager and never once acknowledged her crying kid just on the other side of the fence. I suspect the momma goats are glad to have the kids off of them. Between Faith and Licorice I got over a half a gallon of milk, which means Emery and I have a gallon of milk to drink each day ! I will make yogurt and cheese and share some of the extra with family. My hands were tired last night from milking but this morning it was as if I had been miking all along. Emery had hung a fan in the milk barn last night for me, and it sure felt good blowing on me while I milked and it chased away the flies that love to invade that space. My mind was soaking in the sweet smell of the fresh milk filling the pail, and the sounds of the many birds singing in the nearby trees. The sound of the wind in the trees adding the perfect background melody. After milking was done, I gave the cats bowls of milk, which they lapped up with gusto.
The morning was so beautiful I couldn't imagine being inside so the goats got a bath, and hoof trimming....still too nice to go inside I sat in the lawn chair by the pasture gate and watched the sprinkler go back and forth. This is the way I like life, easy breezy. Watched as the cardinals and Carolina wrens darted back and forth through the sprinklers like little children do. Catching a bit of water than heading for the fence. They did this over and over, playing in the sprinklers on a summer like morning. Time seemed totally irrelevant to me, it was simply a matter of enjoying the moment, however long I wanted that moment to last.
I tried living more city girl like recently, shopping, dressing better, spending more money, but it all left me feeling so unfulfilled , compared to working in the garden, doing chores and dressing to fit the life I love the best. Besides that, I never could keep up with all my housework being gone so much. The Country girl look suits me just fine, since thats what I am, just a country girl, plain and simple.

6 Comments:

Blogger Valerie said...

I totally agree! I love the simple country life.

Thursday, June 17, 2010  
Blogger Janette said...

Trying to find the country girl is not easy for me...but it is a growing idea!
Just one week in the big city (Washington DC to see my daughter) was enough to hang up my car keys for several weeks!

Thursday, June 17, 2010  
Blogger Morning's Minion said...

I've spent most of my life in blue jeans. I have lovely things for church or for outings, but other than the occasional visit to a good book or fabric store, shopping, trotting the mall, has never thrilled me.
I'm so happy to have a big garden again and to be gearing up for the canning and freezing. No fancy clothes needed--just a lot more stamina than I have at present.
Your cats appear to have Siamese somewhere in their lineage.

Thursday, June 17, 2010  
Blogger Terry said...

Your sentiments are so beautiful, pure and simple. It is wonderful that you share them with the universe. Knowing you are out there made my heart smile today.

Thursday, June 17, 2010  
Blogger grbev said...

I have been following you, Patty, for several years now... Sometimes you get a bee in your bonnet to try something "new" but you always come back "home to roost." Welcome back. I have been patiently waiting for you (although I did try on Facebook to get you to quit playing around and get back to your blog). You have been missed!! From Utah, Bev

Thursday, June 17, 2010  
Blogger mikesgirl said...

LOVE the skirt Patty! Did you make it?

Saturday, June 19, 2010  

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