Any time I’m gone from the house, even for twenty minutes, the two Jack’s rush to the upstairs window, plant themselves there and wait, anxiously, for my return. I’m sure Sophie has separation anxiety; her human Pa had cancer and died and her human Ma had to give away all the animals. Sophie has been here seven months and she’s still a bit anxious. Abbie, my heartbeat, just misses me and I miss her. Already.
Sophie will howl, throwing her head back and letting loose with a vengeance. Abbie uses her energy to wait and that’s to be expected, she’s, at the minimum, 17 years. If I’m home, the dogs are with me, no matter if I’m mowing, gardening, tending to the horses, cattle or sheep. Today, I mowed and that takes me about four hours if I don’t mow everything or five or six if I do mow everything. The dogs sit, watching, as I go ’round and ’round on the mower. They act bored to death -smile-.
After mowing, I did some computer work while waiting for the heat of the day to dissipate then planted fifteen or sixteen tomato plants, watered them and weeded part of the garden. I’ve got a good crop of weeds as well as some volunteer tomato and corn plants. My days aren’t too exciting but that’s okay. The steady work, the fresh air, sunshine, the animals are healing and I am being healed. God is doing His work.
Miss Emma has disappeared and I figure a fox must have gotten her. A fox or an owl but, probably, not a coyote as they don’t come too close to the house and barns. Miss Emma was a sweet girl who found a home here after I found her in the middle of the road. She was so little and starving; I figure her mother had been killed and she was a mite of a thing, waiting to die. Instead, she came home to Thistle Cove Farm and lived here happily. She is missed.
There’s so much to tell you…we had a Cove Trail Ride and people came from all over to ride their horses for four hours and then have a picnic cookout. We’ve had a Bingo Benefit for our Cove VFD and that was hugely successful…thank God! All those tales will have to wait…but they are worth waiting for, especially if you like normal -smile-.
Blessings ~ power steering on the mower ~ volunteer plants ~ a wagon to carry water to the garden ~ friendly, four legged companions ~ volunteers ~