It was farm time again today.
"Aurora's kidding!" Janelle shouted down the stairway. "Let's go!"
So off we dashed, and found the first baby just barely born
and being licked clean.
Half an hour later, tiny hooves could be seen, then a nose.
The second twin came into the world.
We watched their shaky attempts to stand and begin to feed.
New life. Springtime.
Twins, both girls from champion doe Aurora.
My farm collection is well underway, sketched in the notebook with recipes to match.
Roosters, ducks, hens, goats...
even nettles being made into gourmet ravioli.
Goat milk and abundant eggs.
Oh, farm life.
There is beauty at every turn.
unvarnished and spontaneous.
I love the authenticity of country life,
the changing seasons bringing fresh beauty every day.
Not easy, but so genuine and without pretense.
New life on a little farm,
so precious, so American country, so simple and real.