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Mary might have had a little lamb that followed her to school one day, but I have three little goats that follow me to the red barn every time I head in that direction for anything.
They know that is where their food is kept and feeding time or not they are hoping for at very least that I will come back out the door with a handful of timothy or hay for them to nibble...I always do. he whole itme i am in the barn they are knocking on the door "Let me in let me in!" Notice Sugarbaby (our sheep) on the left picking up her strut to be sure she gets in the act. Are they all precious or what?
A kind and interesting man, a Stoney's customer, Martin Tickner handed me the two above pictures today and I had no idea he was taking them when he took them a few weeks ago. Thank you Martin. Martin and his wife frequent Stoney's. I first met Martin when he would buy a handful of cut basil nearly daily from our enormous pots of basil we plant for clipping of fresh basil to go with our heirloom tomatoes and fresh mozzarella cheese. I first met his wife this year, a lovely lady who is a talented artist. She does watercolors on canvas of our sunflowers that are magnificent. I think of them as friends when I see them now and we exchange brief conversations. GOOD PEOPLE!
One more picture of the spoiled "kid". Days end and we always let her out for a little exploring time in the lot area. She finds leaves to eat, eats paper tags right off things that are on them for pricing and kicks up her heels in a happy dance for being allowed out of the pasture area for her special PLAYTIME with us. Brother Bob feeds her the last bottle of the day. She is old enough to be weaned but Lynn her mommy, Me her Nanny, and Uncle Bob as known to Merriweather, well I guess its our way of keeping her a baby...for a little while longer...plus she enjoys the special time spent with her when which ever one of us feeds her her bottle. (Mary Lou has she grown since your visit with Lynn :-)
Celebrate the blessings of the Harvest Season. Afterall nature doesn't provide such miracles
in every shape, color, and size as pumpkins, winter squash, gourds and more not to be appreciated for her fine efforts. Can you see the neck of the above drying gourd, how it turns in a complete circle, much like the seasons and life...around and back again in its time? Natures art at her best! I will miss my summer sunshine and the heat upon my soul but I am so blessed to have such beauty and abundance to surround me that how can I be anything but,