Two of our young alpacas have joined a sweet farm in the valley, and we have welcomed Dodger and 'Q' to our herd. The llamas and alpacas are enjoying water time in the corral. Its amazing how arriving with a water hose will bring out the personalities of these creatures!
The stage is set for a lovely gardening summer. Spending more time near home means our plants are enjoying some much needed companionship. The herbs, tomatoes, and squash are growing, the sunflowers we didn't plant are thriving, and the yard has become an oasis of green for a short while. More trees have been planted, some land-saving groundcovers are expanding, Steve has fenced another multi-hundred foot section of pasture, and the rock terrace he started in the yard is finished and the plants are flourishing. What a difference being home-bound makes. There is a rhythm that keeps us no less busy than our careers, but a rhythm that can't be forced. It is a rhythm that our grandparents knew very well, and that we are finally grasping and embracing. There is life to be lived and enjoyed in every moment even when money is tight.
As we have slowed down our in-town time, our home time has filled our days with purpose. We hope you all have been able to find the joy in your time close to home. We hope you and your families remain healthy and safe. Be well. Happy Summer.