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Sunday, April 27, 2014

Home Again

 I've been gone for awhile , over the mountains and far away !
 We were enjoying our place there where there is always plenty to do .We had our children & grandchildren with us for Easter. Our 8 grandchildren were able to spend time with each other , playing in the woods , building a fort, hunting, and hanging out.
 My husband got to drive a tractor ( he harrowed the fields ), thanks to our youngest son who loaned us his. I know my husband enjoyed this ,good thing, because it took all day to harrow the fields to get them ready for hay.
 Everything we did outside was observed with great interest by the cattle next door. They often lined up at the fence line to nose our dogs and would follow us from their side of the fence like curious puppies. I could hear them commenting to each other about our comings and goings.
 Spring turkey hunting kept these three out in the fields and woods. There are wild turkeys everywhere. The turkeys hang out in the fields with the deer and they bed down together at night. If you're in this part of the country you can even find wild turkeys in the towns and cities.
The weather put on quite a show. We experienced snow, hail, rain, sunshine, and amazing cloud formations . This huge pink cloud rolled in just before sunset one night and hovered over us for quite awhile, finally dropping a quickly dispelled rainstorm
It makes my heart glad to see my grandchildren together outside. Here they are running for our woods because the sunshine they began their walk in turned to a down- pouring of rain. When they came back in from the woods there was again sunshine.

What we do not have at our place over the mountains is the internet or television and I rarely carry my cell phone . To me , this was bliss. Sometimes I just need to disconnect from those distractions and take time to think , to appreciate the timeless things and blessings in life. That being said , I am back on this side of the mountains, ready and energized to jump back into the things I enjoy here, and blogging is one of the blessings I enjoy. We are home again at Cedar Pond. "Only that traveling is good which reveals to me the value of home and enables me to enjoy it better." Henry David Thoreau

12 comments:

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Glad you all had such a lovely time together. Peaceful and rejuvenating.

Have a great week ~ FlowerLady

B.Y.S. said...

How nice and fun!

Amy

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

What a great post :) Spent the afternoon at a children's birthday party today and can relate :)

Debbie said...

I drank my coffee this morning and slowly read your words and studied the pictures. I laughed at the cows. I needed a laugh as today is starting out a little low due to so much sad news at present. So your words were a balm.
Time we spend away from the worldly news and gossip with dear family is the best. Though we always seem to have some rip-roaring discussions about the political dilemmas. I'm thankful that you got to enjoy a little oasis in your life. Well done.

ellen b. said...

Welcome home. What a special treat to enjoy all of your grandchildren together...

Deborah Montgomery said...

What a blessing to enjoy family away from it all in peace and quiet. I think it's good for our souls to occasionally unplug. Those cows lined up made me laugh!! I like the Thoreau quote, too. Oh, and that pink cloud formation is beautiful!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Kathy, what a great Easter, full of family and fun. Tell Jim he's more than welcome to harrow my fields; they need it -LOL.

Deanna said...

Blessings to you.
The cloud pic is awesome!
d

Pondside said...

Welcome home!
Like you, one of the things I find sweetest is to see my grandchildren!

Skyline Spirit said...

pretty nice blog, following :)

Daisy said...

It looks like your time spent away was spent well. I enjoyed seeing your photos, Kathy. Lovely pink cloud! Welcome home again. :)

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

What a magical place for them to play and explore.