Day 17 – 11/04/2020

Fog in the valley – looking North from the track below our house

I never fail to be thrilled with the spectacular displays of nature that appear at our doorstep! Today we were under a beautiful blue sky with the moon high to the West. Underneath us the fog meandered along the valleys, thick and white, distorting visibility. There was a heavy dew on the ground and the earth looked and smelled fresh and clean. Oh, it’s good to be alive!

The moon still high in the Western sky (Pearl and Bo on the track)

I was doing the usual; running the dogs, feeding Holly and moving her fence. I was thinking about this blog and wondering if my day to day accounts are become mundane and predictable. As I was meditating on this I spotted a stone on the track. It must have been there for a long time as it was well set into the grass. I have walked along that track many times, today however was the first time I noticed this. beats me that I have never noticed it before, a heart, right there … on the middle of the track. It opened my eyes to the fact that there is always something new, something interesting, something to share! How encouraging.

The heart shaped stone in the middle of the track

Laurie went to town today. He had a few jobs to do, so Kayden and I were home. It’s interesting how quickly we humans adjust to new life-style changes. It felt strange knowing that he was off the property. I had plenty to do though. I am wanting a new paddock for my goats and Holly. I don’t have the strength or experience to build a wire fence, so decided to make an electric fence. It still requires hard work, but it is within my capabilities (I hope). A couple of months ago I bought all the equipment I needed but first I had to tidy up an existing fence line. It was all overgrown with gorse, black berry and some small saplings. A couple of Christmases ago Laurie bought me a chainsaw. I thought it would be good to have my own, but to be honest I haven’t used it all that much. It’s jolly hard work and I didn’t understand how to use it properly. This project has been a good opportunity for me to get acquainted with my saw. And man, is it hard work!! Slowly I am getting the fence line cleared. I can only do about an hour or so and then I’m pooped, but it is having an impact. After lunch I worked in the garden. I am beginning to feel as if I am getting on top of it now. Like the fence line; bit by bit I’m winning. 🙂

When Laurie went to town I asked him to post the hoodie that I have knitted for our new grandson. The bad news is the Post Shop wasn’t open. I hope that’s just an Easter thing and not a lock-down thing. We’ll see next time one of us goes out. I’d be gutted if baby grows too big before I have a chance to give it to him.

Good news for me was that Lauire said he’d cook dinner tonight. What a treat! We had a lovely stir fry and I have just finished a rhubarb and apple sponge with french vanilla ice-cream. Yummy!! Happy Easter everyone!

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