You can’t buy peace

Wednesday night, Abigail (Pumpkin Pie’s mama) came home!  I wish I had pictures of Pumpkin Pie’s jump-about-celebration.  Too much was going on at that time, though.  I snapped this picture early Thursday morning.  Pie is in the foreground.  Although she looks as big as Abigail in this picture, she really isn’t.  That pre-dawn sky was worth getting outside to experience.  There is incredible calm and peacefulness in the early morn.


Then, the peacefulness broke, as we were taking the first hog to the meat processing plant.  Pig-farmer had him loaded before 6 a.m. and away we went with our coffee in travel mugs.

DSC_0056I am thankful, so thankful, my schedule allows me the flexibility to ride along on for these excursions.  Not only did Pig-farmer and I have a nice time to talk with no interruptions, I also got to watch the sun rise amidst the foggy morning.


The following beautiful Amish-country snapshot was taken as I sat in the parking at the processing plant.

Arthur_IllinoisI may not have much money, but I have peace in my soul, which is worth more than I could put a dollar value on.

Peace to you, friends.

About Marla Rose

This blog documents our farm life in central Illinois with photographs, experiences, and a dash of cooking. Pour a cup of coffee and enjoy sharing part of our lives!
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10 Responses to You can’t buy peace

  1. debweeks says:

    There really is something peaceful about Illinois Amish country.

  2. Dianna says:

    Absolutely stunning photos! I hope it’s all right; I saved your foggy sunrise photo to email to a friend. She loves fog photos, and will so appreciate this one.
    I, too, love the early morning – the most peaceful time of day. The Amish barn picture “takes me back” to our visit to the Amish country of PA.
    Thanks for sharing the beauty of your world with us.

  3. That’s wonderful, Dianna! I hope your friend enjoys it.

  4. pattisj says:

    What a great sunrise, that was worth getting up early, I’d say. (This, from a non-morning person.) It is nice you can ride along when the opportunity arises.

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