Happy is as Happy does

Dusk told me it was time to start gathering my tools and project supplies and start thinking about what I was going to make for supper (popcorn).May23Dusk

Movement in the former goat pen caught my eye.  It is the only lot that hasn’t yet been mowed.  Happy was hanging out, creating a photo op.May23Happy1


He was nibbling the tops off the grasses.  Maybe he liked not having to lean down for his dinner?May23Happy3May23Happy4

We both got to watch a gorgeous sunset.


Sometimes it is best to enjoy the distractions and roll with the flow of the day.

May your distractions be beautiful opportunities.

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Hang in there, friends!  You’ve got this!

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April …

Looking for April??  Or at least an April post from me?

Seriously, I don’t know where it went!One minute it is here in its blooming glory….In the next minute, it gains momentum and flies into May!

The April flowers brought May showers (yes, I know that is reversed).  Look at this gorgeous picture my friend and co-worker took one morning as she drove into our wonderful, beautiful town of Shelbyville:  

The rains will run out eventually and we will be wondering when the next nice shower will come.  That’s how it is in farming communities, where livelihoods are determined by the weather.  It’s part of why we just make the coffee, isn’t it?  Do what we can when we can’t control the rest, knowing that the sun will still rise.

Friends, I hope May is off to a great start for you.  Mine is and I’ll fill you in soon.



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Photo Friday


Because we all need to remember to play.25MarchHappy2

So, why not do something fun this weekend?25MarchHappy

Friends, this weekend I hope you have a ball!25MarchHappyCheese

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Photo Friday with Bubbles

Happy Friday – may your eggs not crack!

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Coffee on the bridge, anyone?

So, I really wanted to park on the Coplin Bridge and drink my coffee this morning.21March_Kaskaskia_River

Would anyone be able to blame me?

Friends, I hope you see a beautiful image this week!

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Soul Sunday

Everyone needs a place where their soul finds peace.  Since Pig-Farmer’s schedule and the budget isn’t allowing for my derriere to be seated pool- or beach-side, with a fruity drink in my hand, I am lucky to have the river and timber of Mom’s to visit.  Hiking the hills is surely better for me anyway.

Despite the cold temperatures we experienced this week, I found dainty spring flowers.  Reminders that perseverance pays off.  Bloom when it is time!19March_TimberFlowers

Isn’t it amazing how, despite the cold snap, nature knows when it is time to wake up from dormancy?

I also love finding the reminders from my grandparents’ cattle farm.  Call me crazy, but I think it’s beautiful!  19MarchBarbedWire

Nature is such a great reminder of our smallness.  Bigger forces are at work and we can actually control little.  Except one big attribute.  Our attitude.

Friends, I hope you find a place for your soul to find some peace this week.  Make it happen!  Carve a little time, light a candle or sit in the sun, enjoy a cup of coffee or glass of tea, and breathe, knowing you don’t have to be in charge of it all.


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