It has been almost a year since I've blogged, and I nearly just started a whole new blog, as so much has changed. So much. And I've grown, too. In a good way. *smile*
First, I have a new, precious, baby boy to announce.....my little Smokey Blue. I see the universe in his smile, and I couldn't imagine my life without him now, without any of my 5 children.
I am exactly where I am supposed to be in my life, I have that perfect warmth surrounding me.
Second, there has been a shift of life on the farm. Our dear cow died suddenly, we're quite sure it was a neurological disorder she had from the beginning. Next, Truffle's darling little Winnie was hit by a car near our road one rainy night early last spring. It was a perfectly clean kill, not a speck of blood anywhere, the life was simply knocked out of her, and Truffle still misses her. He has taken up friendship with the barn cat, Jeans.
Being pregnant, I decided that riding horses just was not in my near future, so I sold the big mares, searching high and low for the *perfect* homes for each of them, and I am very happy with their placement.
We still have our little black mare, Licorice, and have added a new pony, Finnbar, to keep her company. They stay nose to nose all day.
My latest adventure has been rekindling a *new* friendship with an awesome friend of mine (Cvalda)that I have actually known for 5 years (online), however, we recently reconnected and now we are inseparable (even though a distance of, oh..say...500 miles is between us)*wink*. She has also been a big influence (in the very best way) to nudge me into the world of children sponsorship through Children International www.children.org . Cvalda has 9 adopted children of her own, and sponsors 12 children through CI. She sent me a link to a little boy a few weeks ago, and I was head over heels in love! I sponsored him immediately! His name is Marlon, he is 4 years old, and is from Ecuador. I love, love LOVE this boy!! I have involved my other children into getting to "know" Marlon, and we are, as a family, learning to sacrifice and give to help others thrive. This Christmas will be extra special, as we are giving up a few things to be able to provide more for Marlon and his family. I am soooo excited!
I am still a prairie-skirt wearing barefoot hippie, that has not changed, nor will it ever, if I have a say about it (and my, do I have say *wink*). Infact, I have not worn jeans in over a year. They would feel foreign to me now. Of course, well, sandals or my granny boots are an option when I don't want to step in duck or goat poo. Heh heh.
So, here I am, a new place in my life, and very content. I will try my hardest to keep up with blogging a bit more....because..... I feel new adventures are on the horizon!