Farm Girl

This weekend in May–Victoria Day here in Canada–is often a wet and cool one and this year is no exception. We need the rain so I can’t complain. My house is a mess as our home improvement projects continue. I look forward to the end result and I know mess is part of the process so no complaints there either.
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There was little point in doing housework this morning so I took advantage of the opportunity to head down to my Woman Cave. We’re working on incorporating a human touch in our photos this month in the Be Still | One Year Wiser class I’m taking with Kim Klassen. Something new and fun for me.

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As I worked in the quiet of my office the images I was capturing took me to the farm I inhabit in my imagination. It was a hot sunny morning and I sat in my farmhouse kitchen, sipping tea, reading my bible, and planning the day ahead. There were eggs to gather, a garden to tend, and goats to milk. There was a shady spot under a big willow tree in the yard where I’d settle in after lunch for a quiet hour of reading before starting on the afternoon chores. Maybe I’d have time to visit one of the neighbours before I needed to start on supper. Then, in the cool of the evening, hubby and I would walk the land and survey the crops.

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Here in the real world it won’t be long until this weather pattern changes and we return to sunshine and warm days. One day the home improvement projects will be finished, the mess will be no more, and I’ll be thrilled with the changes.

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Until then I’ll be at the farm.

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I’m a writer, reader, and creative. I thought by now I’d have things figured out, but I keep coming up with more questions. I think that’s okay. I’m here most mornings pondering ordinary things and the thin places where faith intersects.
  1. I like the additional human touch in some of these. Very nice.

    1. Thank you, Karen! I had fun with these!

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