Friday, February 27, 2009
One of our close friends and her son spent the day with us last week to get some advice on her latest home-making interests. Throughout the morning we walked through the gardens acquainting her with what we had growing, planted some new seeds for her garden and explained our small chicken flock and bunny herd and how they support each other in our mini farm. We enjoyed her company very much. Young mothers with vision are a beautiful thing.
All the while I had the delight of capturing "boyhood meets farm life." With so much for him to explore and things to do, I was never at a loss for a good shot. My favorite moment has to be when he after, "having seen all there was to see," spotted the rototiller. A light bulb went on above his little head, he climbed aboard like it was something to ride and started looking for a way to start it up. Boyhood is a beautiful thing.
We ended our visit with a picnic lunch outside on the lawn. It was very refreshing and I can't remember the last time we've done that. The conversation was wonderful, edifying and not superficial in the least bit. All-in-all, our day became a reminder to drink in God's goodness, His blessings and all He calls beautiful.