It’s been a busy few days!
It started with introducing Stephanie to the best donut in Rutland, Vermont. We needed to be up there to support our friend and had a little time to burn up. My brain went immediately to my stomach..and Jones’ Donuts. If you like coconut, and frosting, on a donut, this is the one for you! Don’t miss it if you are in the neighborhood. 🙂
Then, on Friday, I spent a day with my Draft Animal Power Network friends at the Sanborn Hill Farm in Loudon, NH.
Great people, magnificent animals. It takes me back to my roots in NH. Steers were prominent in my county. A larger, more active club than the 4-H dairy group. I love cows, and being with them this past week reminds me that, someday, I want a pair of Brown Swiss steers. In a red barn, next to a big open field, sitting by the side of a dirt road, when the time is right. 🙂
Saturday was not nearly as fun as Friday. It was a hard day, chicken processing day. We try to make it fun, where we can, just to get through it, but it’s a sad day. So much so that it surprises me every year when I come home significantly drained from it.
But it wasn’t all bad. Despite the 126 birds we processed, there was new life in the raised garden bed. While processing, a turkey hatched 4 of her 12 eggs that she had been sitting on that morning. The cycle of life is so tangible on a farm. A reminder…
And today, it was about being outside in a river, fishing.
A Sunday like today makes me think of my grandfather. So many memories I have of being outdoors with him in the fall, hunting birds, or fishing on the Merrimack…on a beautiful Sunday.
Wow! I can’t believe it’s October. I am thankful for so much.
Have a great week!