Spring has gone by, summer has flown by and is almost done and life goes on. It’s always busy here in the St Lawrence corridor and here on the smallholding. We have had 2 clutches laid and hatched out and a few losses due to predation but once again that is part of the life cycle.
We have had 1 hen go broody again and she has had a clutch of purebred eggs from our Chanteclers placed under her so hopes are that we will have sone new chicks that will expand our purebred strain.
Recently in the city of Brockville there was the Tall Ships festival which occurs every 2 years and brings many tall ships to the region.
Recently my longtime companion Fauve passed on and left yet another hole in my heart but we had recently adopted a young male, Artemus, who has become my hubby’s cat, so it has not been as drastic as I had feared. She had a wonderful 18.5 years and rests peacefully on the farm in the orchard which is slowly growing.
Artemus is an unflappable young cat who has adapted to Dolly with no issues and their friendship is growing, he has even learned the art of displacing her from her spots with a few scritches of his claws and Dolly, who has great respect of cats, gives it up as swiftly as possible! And Artemus shows no guilt- typical cat!
And with the cycle of life, our eldest is finally tying the knot with her partner of 8 years this coming weekend! And doing it her own way as is her way, it will be a small gathering of close family to celebrate their new beginning. Pictures will be up in the near future!
So as summer fades into Fall, it begins the new cycle. Many people dislike the change of seasons but I look at fall as the harvest season and the biggest season of change. It never ceases to amaze me how Fall puts many things to sleep for the winter in order to bring forth renewal in the Spring.
Life always marches on despite the fact many people wish it wouldn’t, in fact going to many measures to try to hide the changes time brings. I wish more people would slow down and embrace those changes and celebrate them.
Too many times I hear people complain about the weather, the cold, the snow all things I love to celebrate because each brings us new things from those occurances. So as sad as it is to see things pass us by and leave us, I celebrate the fact that each has had a presence in my life and the joy they have given me. For we are defined by our experiences and as such that which we expose ourselves to shall enrich our lives many times over.
Rainbows are a sign of hope and a promise of renewal and lately there have been a few in my life. And I glory in each one!
It has been a while since I ended my blog with a quote but one comes to mind from Ernest Hemingway, a writer of great renown but a Man I feel had many of his own demons, but I think this quote was a true portrait of why he wrote how he wrote.
Bless us all as time flies by….