One thing that this spring has brought, as more are vaccinated and Covid wanes, is the ability to once again have visitors to the farm... and hugs, as well.
Too many months passed that we could not see friends. But, for now, God willing, those days are over and we are once again sharing our little piece of heaven with others.
Yesterday we were visited by our friend Shannon and her two little girls, Ava and Della.
Most children are quite familiar with farm animals, but not all children get to touch them. Our animals are always happy to offer gentle encounters for little ones. This has been one of my favorite parts of farm life... helping to instill in children a love of animals.
We've had a week of spectacular, summer-like weather - maybe a little warmer than I would choose - but wonderful, all the same.
By afternoon, the dogs look for shelter from the sun and its heat.
I finished my four up-cycled chairs... one for shade...
the other three for sunlight.
Flowers are blossoming in all of the gardens. What a beautiful spring it is!