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.”

Heart Rocks

I found this heart farm rock while hiking a few days before Valentines Day! I have discovered several and am hoping to spend one entire day soon devoted to "The Heart Hunt"... I love anything hearts; especially those found in nature such as clouds, rocks, leaves, cactus. If you find something "Heart" spectacular send me a pic! … [Read More...]

Montana Painting

One of my college friends is an artist who paints from the heart. She took a simple photo of mine and presto... it became a beautiful painting. You can find Sandy's paintings at Sandy Donn on Etsy and she writes a beautiful blog filled with her paintings and her feelings about them. Sandy's Blog I took this photo in Glacier National Park and this is her painting. Enjoy! … [Read More...]

My View

One of my favorite views. I can see forever. … [Read More...]

Merry Farm Christmas

Merry Christmas from all of us at the farm! We hope that you enjoy the holiday with family, friends and special pets. Hoping the amazing aroma of the holiday foods fill your home with the joy of the season! All of our cows, donkeys, goats send their unconditional love! That's what it is all about! Merry Merry! … [Read More...]

Farm Serenity

Today's Serenity... … [Read More...]

Colorado Valley

Visited friends in Colorado last week and had a grand time. This girls trip was planned around being outdoors and all I can say is wow! The weather was perfect- not too hot and not to cold. Lots of walks and hikes taking in all nature could provide. It could not have been more glorious. Today I am sharing three photos in the valley area of Westcliffe Colorado. Very rural and the beauty is … [Read More...]

New Orleans Cemetery

My grandmother had a love of everything New Orleans. She and my grandfather's best friend lived in NOLA and they visited him many times throughout the years. I think my grandmother loved antique shopping there more than anything and my favorite little table came from there. I also love New Orleans. I love the architecture; especially the old French structures. I love the high energy. I love the … [Read More...]

On A Clear Day

On a clear day you can see forever! I love driving around and finding the perfect landscape at the farm. Each day provides a different setting so I never get bored! Love this cow! These clouds were perfect. Wish I had packed a blanket so I could lay on ground and spend time watching the clouds like I did as a kid! … [Read More...]

Fall Calving

It's fall calving season and most of the expectant moms have been moved to the "baby pasture." It is a fun time of year and we really enjoy the babies jumping, running and doing cute things! This mom is waiting to go to the "baby pasture". Looks like it won't be long. Here is another expectant mom. She is not quite ready to be moved yet. This precious little boy lost his mom right … [Read More...]

Hidden Treasure

Last month I attended a Memorial Service for a friend's mom in Alpine, Texas. While there we visited Marfa and Fort Davis also. Wow, this was the most gorgeous area with the most unbelievable mountain area. We were not able to view the Marfa lights because of a few evening storms, but we did manage a little shopping! We did head over to Fort Davis for the most beautiful mountain formations I have … [Read More...]

Babies Are Coming!

Mama cows have been moved into the birthing pasture. Babies will be happening soon... … [Read More...]

The Hidden Painting

For as long as I can remember my grandmother had a stack of unused paintings stacked in the bedroom designated for the grandkids. The closet was a typical small closet for a house built in 20s and it was very stark and clean with a few toys on shelves to the left and on the closet floor to the right was a stack of about 8 paintings and photographs which were not fortunate enough to be showcased … [Read More...]

It’s Really HOT Outside

104 degrees today and I am sweltering! It is a good day to post a Canada photo from June where, not only was it cool, there was plenty of snow also. I just managed to download all of my photos so will be sharing some beautiful nature and awesome animal photos soon. Today is just one of those days at farm where you move water around to keep the plants alive and take care of the animals and other … [Read More...]

Mr Friendly

This is the bull that is in the pasture with the girls this month. His name is Friendly, but I call him Mr Friendly because he is having so much fun at our place! The "girls" are loving him and he is so busy trying to get their attention that he does not mind me walking around and talking to everyone. I am not even a distraction in his mind! He is pretty sweet so we are enjoying his visit. He is … [Read More...]