Today is the first day of my second spring at Sassafras Farm. Last spring was the start of more projects than I can believe were completed in one year. New fencing was installed. Old fencing was repaired and reinforced. Shelters and feeders, barn roof re-coating, a chicken house, and more. (Not to mention the studio!)
Sometimes there were so many people working out here every day, I felt like I was living at Grand Central Station instead of a farm in the country.
Things are much quieter this spring, and I like it that way. This spring is a time to enjoy wooly sheep behinds.
Pastures ready to burst with new grass, and horses who were only dreams a year ago.
Two livestock guardians playing in the field.
A Coco hug from a dog that was in the animal hospital this time last spring.
A healthy, growing calf that was but a twinkle in my eye before.
And a secure sense of place and home for myself and my children.
It is too cold to be the first day of spring, but my heart here is warm and content and….home.