Friday, April 27, 2007

Jon's animals

A few weeks ago the girls and I tagged along as Sean ran something out to the farm of a client of his in Washington County, Hebron to be exact. Since then Briar has talked in hushed tones about Jon's animals. He has cows, sheep, donkeys, chickens a rooster, a barn cat, and 3 border collies. Last night we had a chance to go out and spend some quality time on the farm. It is the kind of place that makes you want to get dirt under your nails and play until the last bit of day has slipped behind the hills.

Red seems redder

Air smells sweeter.*

Views take your breath away.

Magic abounds.

Dirt gets a second look.

Things are seen eye to eye.

Friendships are forged with gentle dogs like Izzy.

And with cool cats

And inquisitive asses.

And then not so inquisitive asses.

*My helpful husband said: "You realize you said the air smells sweeter over a picture with shit in the foreground." For the record, I was well aware of that,in the right setting, shit smells good, sweet even.

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chelle said...

aww look at those pictures! She looks so cute with the dog!!!

Always great to get out in the country!

So Blessed To Be Matthews Mom said...

I love the pics:-) Your children are beautfiul. Looks like one of them could have used Matthew's helmet that he wore driving his car last night, to keep the chickens off their heads...hehe

Colleen said...

Just love the end of the video. "do you wanna cookie?! do you wanna cookie?!" Sounds like my Zoe.

Karly said...

I can't believe that dumbass (get it? dumb ass? HA!) didn't want a cookie!

Cate said...

Mmm....reminds me of home. I grew up on a farm. We have pigs, cows, chickens, ducks and geese. I miss that. And you're right....shit does smell sweet in the country! Now I don't feel crazy for feeling happy and nostalgic whenever I smell manure!

karla said...

Apparently, cookies just don't cut it for that ass.

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