Friday, March 22, 2013

Finding our way

i have several posts half written, but i realized that all of my recent post have been rather sad, understandably. Despite the loss of our home and everything in it, life still goes on.

This winter has been brutal, but we have been blessed with a few days of sunshine. At least one where it warmed up enough for us to play outside without coats!

We still visit our land everyday. We could not bring any of our animals with us to the rental house, so our dogs, goats and chickens are all still at the property. We check food and water twice daily, and on days when it isn't horribly cold we let the chickens out to free range and we take the dogs hiking.

We call this nature therapy.

We hike the woods behind our house, run through the tree fields, chase the dogs and skip stone in the creek.

We climb trees, build dams, and hunt for dragons.

We fill our pockets with acorn caps, create make believe adventures, dream about summer and remember how it feels to be home.

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.  ~John Muir

1 comment:

  1. Such beautiful words in what must be very trying times, I hope those dragons rise up and build you something magical.