I grew up in farm country.
I spent many hours of my childhood, visiting family and good friends
who lived on farms. I was a town girl, and for me, visiting
the farms, especially the dairy farms, was always a special
adventure. I have memories of helping my cousins,
going into the meadows and herding the cows into the barn at milking
time, helping my grandfather collect eggs in the chicken house,
and spending hours climbing hay bales in my friend's barn.
I can still smell the aromas that went with country life, and I treasure all those
memories. I clearly remember my dear aunt cutting up lemons to make
her delicious fresh lemonade, which she was known for, and I
remember all the bowls of milk that my friend and I filled for her
plethora of farm cats. She had names for each one and told me that
they were all her good friends. Oh, and I clearly remember also, that
my Uncle had names for everyone of the cows that he would milk
twice every day. My parents would fill up tin milk cans of fresh milk, which
they got from the cooler in the "milk house".
You can imagine how happy we (my brothers and sisters and I) were,
that my parents would make it possible for our family to spend so much
time in farm country.
I guess that is why, I find myself taking so many farm pictures,
especially in the Spring of the year. To me, it is all so beautiful!
There are an abundance of animals everywhere one looks.
the metal rack, which holds groceries purchased, or personal belongings. It seems like a more
simple way of life to me, and perhaps by now in this post, you can understand why I think that.
With all this said, I would like to share a blog with you tonight, that I discovered only recently,
and I think it truly depicts life in the country in an exceptionally beautiful way. I am touched
every time I visit the blog, and if you find any enjoyment in country living, I know you will
find this blog a place that you look forward to visiting. It offers a peaceful glimpse into life
on the farm. It is http://themurmuringcottage.tumblr.com/ You can also find it in my
favorite's side bar.
Thank you for stopping by!