Tuesday, August 19, 2008
down and muddy
Mum and Dad jumped on a plane very early this morning...... and will now be somewhere in sunny Australia. They should be making their way to a beautiful beach where they can both get some much needed rest and relaxation.
Meanwhile.... I've been left with the farm. Actually, maybe we should call it the "lakes".
We've had so much rain in the last month that there are lakes where I've never seen them before. The ducks seem to be making themselves at home, swimming around the paddocks. It's quite lovely - except for the mud that's also everywhere.
There was lots of jumping to try and reach gates without standing knee deep in water, and while riding the quad bike around - the mud was just flying everywhere.
The sun has been shining for the afternoon, and I'm hoping it will stick around for a little while... warming up not only me - but the ground so the grass will start to grow again. :)
All in all - I know it's going to be a long couple of weeks with work and the farm, but I'm already relishing in being back there. I love the sounds, the smells, and the lack of street lights! The stars are so much brighter, and the mooing of cows and neighing of horses a symphony to the sound of cars. Mum and Dad may not be able to get rid of me when they get back. Maybe we could do a house swap? hehehe.
"I've told you these things for a purpose: that my joy might be your joy, and your joy wholly mature. This is my command: Love one another the way I loved you. This is the very best way to love. Put your life on the line for your friends. You are my friends when you do the things I command you. I'm no longer calling you servants because servants don't understand what their master is thinking and planning. No, I've named you friends because I've let you in on everything I've heard from the Father."