IMGP0610I’m not sure I’ve ever been more thankful to have a warm dry house as I am right now. Chores this evening might have topped the charts for absolutely the most miserable chore-time I can ever remember. But I won’t go there or else I might defeat the purpose of this post.

I am thankful to have chores to do. That there are cows and sheep and chickens that need tending. I am thankful to have been able to do those chores with an able body. I was very thankful at the reassuring thought, while doing those miserable  chores, that I had shelter to retreat to. And that shelter had a warm fire blazing and a sound roof and smelled of cookies and popcorn. I am thankful for bright rosy cheeks and big blue eyes. And the sound of crunching.


This morning, I am thankful once again for my cozy and warm house. I am thankful for my husband that kept the fires stoked and cooked breakfast while I went to milk Lilly out in the blowing snow. I was thankful that the golf cart was able to make the journey up the hill so that I didn’t have to huff it the whole way to do my chores. And that we did not receive a bunch of ice before the snow started falling. The snow is beautiful, too. I have a feeling this is the last glimpse of the powdery white stuff we’ll be seeing for the season. So I will do my best to be thankful for it’s fleeting beauty and the fact that it has given me another day to linger in the house and work on my pair of socks.IMGP0621


5 thoughts on “thankful

  1. Beautiful socks! It is snowing here today. It’s quite miserable and I’m ready for spring! Hope you’re able to stay warm and dry today. What color way are you using? It’s just gorgeous!

    • thanks… the drawing is one of my favorites, given to me after I arrived at the house from milking. Little Livi was thinking about what I was doing while I was gone doing chores. So sweet.

  2. You know … I find that chores can be ‘fun’ and even enjoyable from time-to-time. I suppose I enjoy them more when I’m not in a rush, and I can take the time to enjoy that farm and all that it means to us. And, when the weather is especially terrible, there’s a special feeling of have done something useful and important for the many mouths that depend on us. Thanks for conjuring these thoughts for me this afternoon. D

    • Usually for me, I love doing chores. I love being with the animals and out in the open air on the farm. I agree that during those times when it is really challenging typically coincide with the times when the animal’s needs are greatest and, yes, to continue to meet the needs of those many mouths makes one feel accomplished. Then we appreciate the easy times so much more!

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