Friday, December 29, 2017

Each Day Is A Gift

There’s so much beauty on a farm.  Each day brings many sights, sounds and experiences that cannot be found outside of a country setting.  This morning held one of those glorious sights.

Morning on the Seine Claude Monet 1840 -1926

Right after daybreak, as the sky appeared to glow with the soft pinks, blues and yellows of a new day, I walked down and looked out over our creek.  A wispy fog rose from the surface of the water and shrouded all beyond it with a hazy, out of focus, ethereal glow.

As I stood there, mesmerized by the beauty, a squirrel scampered along the edge of water and effortlessly sprang onto one of the huge trees that grows nearby.  He leapt from branch to branch until he was so high that he disappeared from sight.

I looked back toward the water and, suddenly, I caught a glimpse of movement on the other side.  I immediately froze and squinted, trying to see what was just beyond the haze.  As things came slowly into focus, I saw two young deer timidly walking toward the water.  I held my breath and waited while they drank and passed on into a stand of trees.  It was like time stood still in those quiet moments while I watched the scene unfold.

Early mornings hold so much beauty and wonder.  How many people miss breathtaking moments like this by sleeping in or not venturing out on cold, frigid mornings?  Each brand new day holds unlimited opportunities to find the beauty and serenity that surrounds us all daily.  Embrace the world around you and find the beauty in simplicity.

“A thing of beauty is a joy forever”
John Keats (1795–1821)

To A Life Of Simplicity
Happy Homesteading!
~ Susan & Rick
Celtic Acres Farm

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About the Author:
Susan along with her husband, Rick, are the owners of Celtic Acres Farm, an organic, self-sufficient, off-grid farm where they raise chickens, ducks, goats and a pig, rescue dogs and cats, grow their own heirloom, non-gmo produce, create handmade crafts and home décor items, and strive to live a self-sustaining lifestyle while attempting to carve out that little piece of paradise where they can live free, breathe free and commune with nature.
Celtic Acres Farms is committed to healthy animals, a greener planet, recycling-reusing-repurposing, while maintaining our rural heritage and sharing it with others. We believe that we must all lead the way to a more sustainable future while never forgetting the things of the past. 

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