Firstly, my apologies for the tardy response to comments over the weekend. I have had to use RMan's phone as a modem and that system is not quick, reliable, nor cheap... A special little modem with a long aerial will hopefully sort that out once we are there permanently.
We managed to slip away to the farm early on Friday - and once we were there - we decided to stay on till Monday LOL
We have started to move a few things and thus we took along a few boxes - mainly books - which we have started piling up in a corner of the lounge area. RMan had had a cover made for the trailer, and that was wise - it was pouring with rain when we left and, by the time we arrived, the boxes and the books would've been sodden.
You can see from the level in the dam that we've had quite a bit of welcome rain, and judging from the sounds of the bullfrogs, last years massacre hasn't harmed the population too badly.
The only one who is not that happy is Blockhead - his stomach is definitely slipping down with the weight of the rotting, wet straw - come to think of it, that happens to us as well, doesn't it? There is a definite "overhang" happening, not to mention the sideways slant to his majestic-ness LOL Hmmm, I wonder what lurks within his rottenness...?Saturday morning dawned bright and sunny - I do so love the quiet, crisp freshness of mornings on the farm in winter. One feels completely in touch with nature there. Actually, it's not only nature - there is a calmness, a peacefulness and an uplifting that occurs - definite time for the soul - and a place to leave the self behind.
John Gray's "Seat of the Soul" always comes to mind on the farm. In that book Mr Gray talks about emotions - to summarize: 'greed, envy, impatience, offence, anger, fear, hatred, vengeance, sorrow, shame, regret, indifference, frustration, cynicism, loneliness, judgement, manipulation and exploitation - being all the negative emotions that have come to characterize human existence and which are the property of the personality or the ego. Only the personality pursues external power. And, although the personality can also be loving, compassionate, and wise in its relations with others, love, peace within, compassion, and wisdom do not come from the personality. They are experiences of the soul.'
I know exactly what you mean, Mr Gray :)
I was delighted to see that all my favourite grasses are back in flower. The contrasting mass of pink and white flower heads was spectacular!
It is definitely the simple things in life which bring immense pleasure, wouldn't you agree?
Not so sure that RMan agrees with me though - it will soon be time for him to schelp out the mower again...