Unfortunately our farm is not a working one today. Although I have dreams of goats and chickens roaming freely. We have plenty of other animals that make up for it though. I have yet to be surprised by things we've observed and experienced while living here. The animal kingdom is drawn to our property. It might be the creek that runs behind our home flowing from the pond which bubbles from a natural spring. Or maybe it's the apple trees and other plant life. Maybe it's just God that draws them in. I believe God knows the desires of our hearts and I absolutely adore animals. I feel so close to Him and so blessed when I'm experiencing His creativity, His work of art first hand.
Recently we had a Sandhill Crane visit.
He was so graceful and very aware.
He didn't like being watched.
So he didn't stay long.
We have a stone wall along our garage. The craftsmanship of this wall is incredible. It's beautiful to me.
I wonder how far it extended before the garage was built next to it? I wonder why it's there?
Did it retain cattle or sheep? Did it hold ice from a recent harvest,
storing it until those from the community could pick it up?
One day we discovered it was an excellent hiding place for a creature.
Do you see it? Look closer.
Still don't know what it is?
Even though I adore animals, I'm not a huge fan of snakes.
Isn't it so fascinating though!?!
Let's just say I'll never look at that stone wall the same way again.