Saturday, June 12, 2010

smiles on our faces and peace in our hearts

After dinner last night Ron thought it would be a good idea to have a campfire, he was right! The great thing about our property (they are SO many others as well...) is that it is wooded, thickly wooded. Which means we never have to look too far to find wood for a campfire. Having thickly wooded property is good, cannot see the neighbors and bad because there are lots of blow downs. Coreah loves it, we've no need of a chipper, she's a buzz saw on 4 legs! She'll grab onto an end of a blow down and drag it out of the woods for us, then proceed to chew it up all over the lawn.... until we put it in the campfire. No worries, she'll just go get another one.

It was a long day mentally and just what I needed to get over it, just exactly what is is that when you're around a campfire takes away all stress and anxiety of a bad day? We all sat out there as a family around the fire and occasionally the goats would wander over to see if we'd cracked open the s'mores, vegetarian of course! It was 10:30 before we came in and headed to bed with smiles on our faces and the peacefulness of a campfire in our hearts.

Harley enjoyed it too.


  1. I think I might have a little case of hero worship, or friend-envy or something. I want to live near you, visit your farm everyday to play with the goats, chicks, dogs, horses, etc. I want to sit at your campfires, and have you teach me how to knit. I think I just want to be your best friend! I love your farm, your lifestyle, New England (going back to Maine this summer, and Vermont, too) and pretty much everything. Can I just BE you for a day? :)

  2. Oh my, you flatter me! Thank you. I'll admit, I love my life, I really do. I sincerely hope that everybody creates and finds the happiness in their own lives to the extent that I have in mine. Life's good!

    What part of Maine are you visiting?

  3. If you actually met me your opinion of me might not be so flattering...


So what's the view from your world about that? I'd enjoy hearing it.