|Jack managed to slice his hand with a utility knife while putting up the horses' fence. Four stitches even.|
rammed, butted, kicked, peed on, pecked and snapped at more times than we care to count by everything from spiders, horses, cats, snakes, dogs, and sheep to sap beetles, goats, roosters, hens, ducks, toads, mosquitoes, etc.
scars, stitches, tetanus shots, scabs, dirty nails, bruises, bug bites, punctures, burns and slivers.
|Happy baby faces make my day.|
|Sway-backed Stoney watching over Dancer while she snoozes in the sun.|
All of the pain, anguish, suffering and struggles are the price we pay for this life.
But the reward is more than worth it.
Not many people's alarm clocks are a crowing rooster or spend peaceful evenings watching the unimpeded sun set while bats flit over head. Not many people enjoy their scrambled eggs that were laid fresh that very morning. Not many people eat wild honey or watch their horses nap while they wash dishes. Not many children have room to run, perfect picnic spots, pony rides on daddy right next to their own horses or wildflowers to pick. Not many people get to transform a house into their very own home. Not many people are as happy, content, satisfied or fulfilled as we feel.
We know we're blessed and are ever thankful for it.