small, simple things and friday on the farm
small, simple things and friday on the farm

small, simple things and friday on the farm

Morning here started chilly and rainy but by afternoon, we had cool, sunny weather.  As a part of my Friday afternoon

fuzzy fern fronds

sabbath, I spent time appreciating the small things on the farm.  Yes, I was practicing what I preached in my post on “relaxing activities for the homesteader.”  Today, I decided to take time to appreciate the small, simple things on the farm. What are small, simple things?

  • items you have to sit, stand or stand in a wonky position to look at them on eye level
  • things that require you to be still and quiet so as not to disturb their environment
  • objects that need careful focus or a zoom feature on a camera
  • items created by nature that encompass basic shapes and colors
  • things that are wondrous in their simplicity
  • objects that make you stop, observe, and breathe

So today on the farm, I found fuzzy fern fronds so fat that I almost mistook them for hairy, green caterpillars.  I uncovered the first tender sugar snap sprouts pushing their way through the dried brown mulch.  I turned around and there, perched on a tender limb, sat a family of unripe blueberries turning their plump faces to the sun.

busy buzzing bumblebee

Bumblebees busily buzzed around the azalea bushes.  Cheerful chickadees chattered in the dogwood tree.

I watched, I waited, I rested.  Friday on the farm brought with it a new appreciation for the small, simple things that have arrived with Spring.


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