20 Years From Now...

"20 YEARS FROM NOW," Mark Twain said, “you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than the ones you did.”THIS online journal is dedicated to our next 20 years!

Monday, 30 September 2013

Animal Farm

We're housesitting again, as well as pet sitting. Julie and Brynne are two of the most adorable furry characters you'd ever want to meet, and if you asked them I'm pretty sure they'd say they are THE two most important animals on the farm. When I walked outside to take a few photos, they tagged along. Imagine my surprise when I asked them to sit on the mat so I could take their photo, and they did exactly as I'd requested!

They follow John around like shadows. He spoils them by taking them on two walks a day on the 100+ acres, followed (naturally) by a doggie treat. They also go with him when he heads to the barn morning and night. I caught this pic of them below just after he'd finished the evening chores, and surprise, surprise he'd just given them more treats. I overheard something about them being cat treats, but I doubt either Julie or Brynne will confirm it. (Or care for that matter!)

By the way, if you look real hard you'll see a basket in John's hands. That's for the farm fresh eggs he collects each day. There's nothing like 'em--which is another benefit of farmsitting! 

Speaking of benefits. There is an apple orchard to the right of John in the pic above. I made apple sauce today and the delectable aromas of cider and cinnamon filled the entire house. Mmm! 

That large pot boiled down to four containers that went straight to the freezer. Well, after I sampled some with a spoon, of course. Like Brynne and Julie, a woman's got to eat!

All in all, life is good on the farm.  

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