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Sunday, July 10, 2011

Not so far and away...day 2...

After a night of smores and campfires it was a morning of leisurely lounging
at the breakfast table...
There was one thing on the agenda after breakfast and that was the horse chores...
We checked their feet...gave them a good brush...
And some good scratching on the withers...
Kicker makes the funniest faces when we hit 'the spot'!
Then the kids make funny faces back and every ones giggling...
Blue is getting old and just takes it all in stride...
But Kicker just loves these kids...loves to try and nibble on the ears...
These kinds of days are the ones that kids take home with them
and talk about them in years to come.
It's what summer holidays are all about.
Actually it's what life in general is all about.
Moving through the simple beauties of everyday life and grasping
on to the threads of things that make you feel joyful.
Abbey and Michael cast out a few of these threads to me.
Beautiful, interesting, people.
The kind that makes camping in your own backyard a real treat.

5 comments:

gz said...

:-)

myletterstoemily said...

there is nothing like a horse to add
wonder to a child's heart.

the wild magnolia said...

Life's beautiful simple treasures. Red barns, soft horse nose's, green green grass, family and sharing.

farmlady said...

I love that you call these children "Beautiful, interesting, people". No wonder they enjoy their time with you.
That you have horses would do it for me. I remember a white horse named Frosty in my childhood and an Aunt and Uncle that thought I was a wonderful child too. Children never forget those things. I didn't....

What are those light colored dots on the horse's leg in the second photo?

Ciara said...

Beautiful!
Really enjoyed these posts. I am a great believer in the Importance of Making Magic Memories for the children in our lives (and by coincidence have only just blogged on an event that holds the same purpose for me!).
It is those exceptional experiences that really count, that are stored away in a golden bubble inside them for the rest of their lives, and that provide warmth and weight when they need it.

Thank you!