by now, if you’re reading this blog with any regularity, you know our lovely cher is less than 3 weeks away from having that baby. yep, the fall is upon us, her ankle is on the mend, and it was a fine day to gather and celebrate the 4th child who will join the bugtussle family.
my favorite crew of farmers, farmwives and farm kids spent this first perfectly autumnal sunday together. we ate the finest foods, gifted cher some necessary items and filled their freezer with an array of pot luck leftovers for the crazy days that will soon be upon them.
it is well past dark, my own posse is snuggled into the cool night. i so wish i had words to describe the depth of my emotion right now. instead i leave you with an image captured by my eldest today as he wandered the creek banks.
childhood is so brief, infancy even briefer. each moment is indeed a precious gift.