“To carry his load without resting, not to be bothered by heat or cold and always be content: these three things we can learn from a donkey.” Indian Proverb
Came across this content guy on the way home from work one night. No reason for posting, I just figured that anyone who wouldn't enjoy a random donkey picture is probably in the wrong place! The one above is not, but apparently the latest livestock trend is miniature donkeys. How fun would that be some day? Although I feel like I already live with a miniature donkey - a headstrong, heavy-weight, brown-eyed cuddlebum of a coonhound named Bucky. He definitely deserves his own post soon.
This past weekend took us on one of the best country drives of all time - to a beautiful ranch where a herd of horses came to greet us at the fence. I was snapping pictures furiously and to my delight (and utter surprise - my camera's not the greatest!) the evening sunlight appeared in the photos precisely as it was during that perfect moment. I keep pulling them up on my computer just to see our handsome friends one more time. I'll be sure to post these later in the week.
The same drive led us past another farm - a hilly property with a split rail fence, just like ours. They had a single horse grazing and a modest barn. We'd found our new "model home". We're always on the look-out for inspiration - people who have well-maintained rural properties and good ideas for arranging things on the farm. This one-horse scene fit our dream perfectly. Tomorrow I'll post about how this dream came to be.
So that makes three upcoming posts - the story of the Hollow, the horses that took our breath away, and Mr. Bucky Corndog.
Until then, I'll leave you with another bit of country miscellany - a roadside sunflower, all by itself amongst the daisies. Hope you have a wonderful day!