Our family has developed a routine of living, I call it a rhythm… chores to do… done daily: hauling water, filling feed bags with fresh hay, cleaning duck pools, chicken houses, (soon) gathering eggs, tending the garden with Finnegan(a Berni-doodle) and Lexi (a lab) close by heels..not to mention animal maintenance; shearing, brushing, matt clipping, toe nail trimmings, and worming… suppertime in the summer can sometimes be 9pm…whew….it’s almost bedtime. I wouldn’t have it any other way!
Oh, did I mention my need to add sheep to this mix?
|Children have a natural affinity towards nature. Dirt, water, plants, and small animals attract and hold children’s attention for hours, days, even a lifetime|
|“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.”
– Robert Brault
“A life without love is like a year without summer.”
– Swedish Proverb
|“I pray that the life of this spring and summer may ever lie fair in my memory.”– Henry David Thoreau|
A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing…
|Until one has loved an animal a part of one’s soul remains unawakened|
|“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass on a summer day listening to the murmur
of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is hardly a waste of time.” – John Lubbock
|Contemplation?…..a child’s world is fresh and new and beautiful, full of wonder and excitement…|