Fae loves animals–and animals love her. I like to show Fae animals in their natural environments, so she’s witnessed countless dogs, cats, squirrels, crows, hawks and robins–animals we often see and I point out on our walks. Jared and I have taken her to a farm to see pastured cows, and just today my mom and I took her to another farm. To my delight, they had sheep.
In the future (the very near future I hope), once Jared and I have bought our piece of land and set up a small home, I plan to get a few sheep. This is something that I’ve wanted to do since long before Jared and I married (so he’s had to go along with it). I love sheep (I mentioned my love for them here). I love their wool, their attitudes and character, and I love raw sheep’s milk cheddar cheese. As an animal lover myself, I just honestly appreciate the company of animals, and I’ll be happy to make a place for some at our future homestead.
It was a beautiful day to visit the farm. And I couldn’t keep my mind from drifting to how I’ve always envisioned my children growing up: in grassy meadows, on hilltops, in the forest, walking along a brook, and just soaking in the natural world (just as I did). It felt amazing to watch Fae walk around the farm and communicate with the animals. A day like today gives me even more motivation to make my dream happen.
Jared is reading to Fae out of her new Mother Goose book–one that I chose from many for it’s beautiful illustrations by Gyo Fujikawa.