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Sunday, May 5, 2013

Whispers from the Universe

 You know how sometimes the Universe just screams at you and then there are times when it whispers and you have to pay attention?
Today it whispered to me and Wesley, it was a weird day..............

 This Sunday morning started out cold and cloudy, a tiny drizzle trying to happen. But I was hellbound to go to the fiber day at Rising Meadow Farm in Liberty NC.
Our blogger pal Meredith Heywood invited me to go in March and it snowed that day so we gave up. But today I was determined to get there and Meredith agreed. Wesley's first morning home from college and I drag her out on this cold morning with promises of stopping at the Waffle House for breakfast. We sat at the counter and met the most interesting people working there, it's like you get a show with the meal every time you stop at one of these restaurants. I love it and I just see Wesley's writer mind absorbing everything.
 We were a little early to the farm, so we rode around in the country for awhile. I saw these horses in a field of buttercups with a silo behind them and came to a screeching halt. We got out and who knew? they were friendly! They all came over to say hello.
 This one has secrets to tell. He has one blue eye and one brown eye and seemed like a spirit from another world. We are best friends now........
while we were shooting pictures this crazy little dog came out of nowhere, jumped in our car and grabbed a treasured item of Wesley's and ran off with it. Wesley saw him and took off running down the road, chasing him and yelling come back here you little fucker (she gets that from me, ugh!) he didn't come back and I am telling you I have never seen my child so pissed off in her life. She said the f word a few more times, jeez. Wesley never swears, she has a huge vocabulary, but sometimes there just isn't another word to fit when you are really mad.

It was time to say goodbye to her sacred object and somehow this horse told her it was ok. This horse told us a lot today......... he gave me hope for the future and gave me peace and a sense of how I want to spend the rest of my life. He gave Wesley peace too I think. He spoke to us in very different ways, but there is no doubt in my mind, he was talking to us!

 Eventually we left the horses and drove back to Rising Meadow Farm, or as it should be named, Paradise.
Llamas and churro sheep said hello

 Meredith brought along Seagrove potter Laura and we had a nice visit on the porch overlooking the pasture
 I bought yarn, I'll show you later, and then we went to The Goat Lady farm and bought goat cheese, and we saw goats. It was like a dang National Geographic outing. It was cold! Look at that pasture full of sheep, wanting to be my pasture one day.... sigh.....
We went back over to the buttercup pasture at the end of the day and said goodbye to our new friend.
I want a farm worse than ever now, and I would really love a sheep or two, or twenty.
I'll show you more later, don't want you yawning all through my post now do we?!
It's so nice to have my girl child, now twenty years old, back home with us.  A good week is ahead, I can feel it!

20 comments:

Trish said...

Hi Tracey...just catching up on your last few posts...Paradise!..I want sheep too, and a visit on the porch with you and Meredith, and a quiche! :) (also, MY daughter back for the summer, but she is waayyy beyond that!)..enjoy. I am happy that YOU are happy..:). T.

Tracey Broome said...

Thanks Trish, yeah, the porch, the sheep, my kid, my friends, definitely paradise!

Peter said...

Ahhhh the horse, the buttercups, and trees, and it is lovely seeing you looking happy! Px

Dennis Allen said...

Sounds like a wonderful day.You've had a very good weekend. In Wesley's defense, if that word wasn't so useful it wouldn't have survived so long.

Melissa Rohrer said...

Like your new friend. What a great outing!

Vicki said...

I can so relate. Life in the country is definitely a tonic for the soul. I miss it. My son was born and raised there. Plots of veggies and herbs. My horses, goats, sheep, rabbits, dogs, geese, even the bulls. I miss them all! So many good memories.
Wish we could buy land now, but it has become so very expensive.
I hope your dreams come true in the near future. You would love spinning and weaving your own grown wool.
Weave your wishes into your future work - the Universe will listen :)

Michèle Hastings said...

I was tempted to take a day off, close the shop, and head out to Liberty yesterday. Goat lady dairy is the BEST. Instead I stayed home and didn't see a single person all day!
At least I can enjoy your photos.

Lori Buff said...

You're a horse listener. Hehe

June Perry said...

Sounds like a most idyllic, food for the soul kind of day. Thanks for sharing all the lovely pictures. They made me nostalgic about the period in my life with horses, goats, bunnies and assorted feathered pets. I still miss them all.

Hollis Engley said...

There is value in the f-word ...
And in yarn and goat cheese, too. And I love the little blue Buddha.

Sandy miller said...

Well I love the "F" word and try diligently not to say it before noon but alas sometimes it is very necessary!

I love days like you just had! Allowing things to open to the quietness of our knowing..... So important and often forgotten in these time of whirling durbish-ness.

Hunkered down since Boston...... But getting ready to scope up my girls and head up to camp in the woods of Minnesota and hit the st. Croix potters tour, we are so damned excited!

Tracey Broome said...

hey all, sorry I'm catching up here, I hate it when I can't respond to each comment! Thanks for reading, thanks for the comments, love hearing from you
xoxo

Anna M. Branner said...

Glad you got yourself a local fiber day! And with your favorite girl no less. :)

cookingwithgas said...

You need a farm.
Loved meeting you and Wesley.
Let's do warm next time.

Claudia from Idiot's Kitchen said...

Hi! I'm visiting from Meredith's blog. Glad I did because I'm a HUGE fan of llamas, horses, pottery, farms, nice photos, nice people. You've got them all covered!

Shannon said...

now, that's a lovely post! thanks.

Shannon said...

now, that's a lovely post! thanks.

Shannon said...

now, that's a lovely post! thanks.

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

Oh that horse. I think I heard it talk to me too , it said
"Howdy Cowgirl." it did!
Beautiful pictures. That show by the river looked like such a great venue. Happy days with your family
xx
julie

angela walford said...

awww what a day!! looks chilly though, dang dogs always hopping in on other peeps business....these are the pics that make me wish you were just down the road trace! oh well... im just catching up on things, been away and enjoying the break, post conference head is always interesting.... : ) cheers ang xx