Tuesday, November 1, 2011

30 Days of Thankfulness...

My dear friend, Rachel P. from Young Homemakers has been an encouragement to me once again and has started up an event called "30 Days of Thankfulness". Each day of November, she and I, and many others will be posting about something we're thankful for. It's a lovely idea, not? Want to join us? I know this is extremely short notice, but you could always start tomorrow and end on December 1st, or better than that, never end at all. :)





So, tonight, while milking Sally, I was thinking about what my first post of thankfulness was going to be about. As I won't be doing posts in any sort of order (ex: the things I'm most grateful for before other things...), I decided tonight I'd post about how thankful I am to live in the country......



To have the freedom to own a cow (although Sally is Andrews, to be technically correct) and to milk it and drink that healthy, raw milk is just wonderful.....



To raise goats and chickens and to have a barn-full of happy kitties, one of the kittens this year mysteriously growing long, fuzzy hair.....



To have the joy of owning a huge yard where there is lots of room to build large swingsets and the like....



To have the knowledge that you don't have to pull your shades if you don't want the neighbors to see what your every move is in your house, as your nearest neighbors are half a mile away. (Don't get me wrong! I like having neighbors, but a certain amount of privacy is great too.)....



The freedom there is here to go out in the back pasture and shoot gophers in the Springtime....



The large spaces for the boys to ride their bikes and 4-wheelers around without disturbing others....



There's even room for the biggest garden you could ever wish for.....



To put it simply, I LOVE the country life and am ever and ever so grateful that God put me here! :)

1 comment:

Carra - a bondservant of Jesus said...

Cora, this is a beautiful thought..
I could never thank the Lord enough for the country life, either...

Life comes and goes. And we must enjoy what we have while we can, to it's fullest. :) I love the Goodness of the Lord.

He is truly Wonderful.