Unexpected Gifts Fill The Heart

I have a friend who is a distant cousin who I have only met once in my life when I was 17. Many years passed and through the years we have corresponded every once in awhile with occasional Christmas cards. I have many fond memories of her and two other cousins I met on that trip long ago and have kept the memories tucked away inside of the special time spent and a connection cemented in my mind.

I had not heard from her in several years and looked every day in the December mail to see if I would hear from her. On her end she was fine and just busy as we all get. One day in December I received an email from her with a precious picture she had drawn of my goat, Mr. Brown. She is an accomplished illustrator and Mr. Brown was such a pleasant surprise! Last week I received a memorial drawing of Fisher who passed away right before Christmas leaving us all a little sad right before the holidays. Happy tears happened upon seeing our sweet Fisher.

Reconnecting has been such a blessing and has filled my heart and made it full. The paintings/drawings of Mr. Brown and Fisher have been the greatest gifts of love from a sweet friend who has only met me once, but “knows” me and that our animals are gifts that we are blessed to take care of on this earth and we love them with all our hearts.

Thank you special cousin and friend. You really DO know me! My life is forever enriched by our life connection.

Are these not the most precious drawings ever? They are my “pride and joys.”

Merry Merry

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Goodbye Fisher

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Sometimes you wait and wait and the words just never come to help you express how you are feeling. This last month my heart wanted to tell the world how one special goat's love had given me so many blessings, but the words would not come. Time is passing so I woke up today and decided I just had to do the best I could do. We lost our sweet Jeff on November 4th. He had led a great and long life. … [Read More...]

Fall Farm Babies

The leaves are starting to fall and we have had some cool evenings which is much earlier than we usually get in October. Ready for our 90 degree fall days to come back! We have plenty of nursing babies and just three more that should give birth in next week or so. Some of the mamas are starting to get their fall fuzz in preparation for winter. Everyone is lazy and enjoying the cooler weather. I … [Read More...]

Great Grandfather Memories

My great grandfather on my father's side was a lovely man. He died when I was fairly young, but I still have wonderful memories of him. He was kind, gentle and very active in his church. He lived in Elk City, Oklahoma and I remember trips to visit he and my great grandmother. By the time I was born he was retired and not in perfect health. I remember his house was always filled with church friends … [Read More...]

More Mable and Minnie

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Happy Sunday Mabel

It was a beautiful morning at the farm before the intense heat set in to bake us all. The animals all enjoyed their treats early while it was still was a "little" cool. Thought you might enjoy a few pics of Mabel and Minnie. The other little calf is nicknamed bear because he has a cute fluffy coat which has got to be hot in this heat. Hope you each had a lovely Sunday filled with whatever makes … [Read More...]

Mabel The Milk Cow

Our precious Mabel the Milk Cow finally had her baby last week and it is the cutest little beef cow you have ever seen. I named her Minnie and she is the cutest, most adorable & spunkiest little girl you have ever seen. Mabel is such a good mellow mom. We just love her so much and Minnie is pretty wonderful too! Thought you all would want to see a photo of both! I LOVE nursing babies! … [Read More...]

Last Spring Wildflowers

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Oh Mabel!

I introduced Mabel a few posts ago! Oh my, she has stolen our hearts and we are loving her more each day. She has learned her name and comes to us sometimes, but only when she wants to socialize. She really is a special animal... Love this shot of Mabel on the hill. Oh Mabel, we are so very glad you ended up here with us! … [Read More...]

Before The Storm

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Spring Came Early

Wildflowers came early this year due to a very mild spring. No complaining here as wildflowers are my favorite time of the year. Wildflowers bring joy, color and just simple beauty for Cowboy and I to enjoy. Last week we had just a few popping up here and there, but with two showers this week they are more abundant and beautiful each day. Here is a little "taste" of our pretty flowers at the … [Read More...]

Cows Aren’t Just Cows

Through the years cows come and go at our place and I try to not get emotionally attached knowing that someday they will be gone. This especially holds true with the babies. I try to live by the theory to "just enjoy them while they are here with us"... Of course many of the mama cows live a long life here and I usually end up loving all of them. Occasionally there will be a special cow that I … [Read More...]