If you read my last post, you will know that Mr. H arrived last week,
his first visit to Tahilla Farm.
I am happy to report that he has embraced it wholeheartedly. Phew!
After months of looking at photos and videos he can finally see what I see.
In fact he is so enthusiastic that I have to keep an eye on him.
When we met with the forester, I agonised over every tree.
He met with the forester and quickly suggested we expand our horizons.
When we met with the architect to discuss some alterations, he suggested we
might want to start again. When we went to the local shops to pick up some
casual clothes for him, he bought blue jeans. In the 28 years that I have known him,
he has never purchased or worn blue jeans...until now. When he asked if I thought
he should buy a camouflage hat...I pulled him out of the store...ASAP!
I think I now have insight into what it will be like when he retires from work.
The man is going to need some interests, outside of mine...several of them!
Once I got his mind off of blue jeans, camouflage gear and bulldozers...
we focused on the little things.
and Priscilla...my new friend.
Priscilla and I met by flashlight one dark night as I hunted down the woodchucks
who have been undermining my porch steps. She looked at me, I looked at her
and she tootled off. I think we understand each other. We can be friends as long as she
doesn't make a home under our house, eat our trees or toss a few of those prickly things at me.
I am watching her.
Like Priscilla, the woods have captured me, heart and soul...
Mr H and I walk through them every day.
I think serenity and history and he thinks of regenerating forests....
I explained to him that the best way to appreciate it all is to sit quietly,
watch and listen...
and not to think of bulldozers.
If you watch carefully...you might catch a rainbow.
or have a chance to paint the sky.
We have been doing just that..taking it in, quietly
and peacefully... until he mentions bulldozers.
I think Priscilla hears him too.
Bulldozers aside...Mr. H is very happy with our new digs.
My leap of faith worked...two down and three to go!
I can't thank you enough for your thoughful comments. Your
support for this endeavor has been spectacular. I have been remiss
in replies...when life settles down a bit, I will be in touch.
From my desk to yours...
wishing you a wonderful weekend!