Farm Re-fresh

 

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We went to the farm; bounding down the rutted road came the canine welcome waggin’. I use to be afraid of these ‘puppies’ as my sister used to call them; so big and overwhelming to me, until I finally got it … they are just overgrown puppies overjoyed by new people and faces to lick and love. Thanks for being so excited to see me, yall; you make me feel glad all over.

 

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By the barn waiting for their sweet-smelling mixture of oats, corn, and molasses, are the three horses whose lives are blessed within a pasture they can freely graze.  I haven’t spent much time over there near the fence where they join the puppies in greeting new folk, but I enjoy their presence, quiet, massive, strong, yet shy and timid. Beauty in motion, they stand majestically, taking notice of me.

 

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The home place sits encircled by a lake shawl, curled around her shoulders. Trees grace the property in stately grandeur. A swing on the front porch beckons. This home has been lovingly cared for; children reared and animals raised side by side; adventures awaitin’ all who care to wander down the path, stroll by the lake, or just sit watchin’ and waitin’ for fish to jump.

 

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Looking down from the kitchen window two adirondack chairs sit silently. Well-worn sandy spots tell where feet have rested, listening to long talks or companionable silence.

 

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Day’s done and night sneaks upon thoughts of time as it slips into peace. Crickets, cicadas, katydids, and the occasional bird signal twilight’s sleepy call.

Dear Lord, all is well; all is at rest; all are safe within Your loving embrace.  Amen

 

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