Yesterday The Farmy dropped through into one of those delicious Pauses that we often see but don’t have time to feel. A gentleness rises up and envelops us. Encouraging us to yawn as we work, and sink onto rocks to watch when we are done.
The animals feel The Pause. They simply lay down and watch. They relax and potter. Daisy is especially calm and sweet at the moment. And Queenie, who take easy going to great heights , is so laid back at the moment that she is practically horizontal. These chooks were actually picking bugs off her as she lay there.
Scrapper knows all about pauses. He spends all day asleep but with one ear up as he is the best Mouser in the barn.
Tui has been sitting now for seven days.
And Charlotte has six days to go to her date. She spent most of yesterday sleeping in front of her fan. And is eating less each day now. She will drink up all her milk and eggs but picks at her grain mix. I am feeding her less more often. The garden is producing lots of greens that are high in iron so the foods she is eating are healthy.
Sheila rearranged her fence so that she can lay down and look out. This hole is quite big enough for her to get out too. It has been like this for three days now and I have been waiting for her to come out and meet me at the gate but it seems pigs cannot crawl like dogs so she is content to arrange herself so that she can rest in her new gateway with only her nose sticking out and visit with Hairy and the cows as they pass by. The pause is that strong.
Of course the only one on the wee farm who cannot recognise a Pause is Blue The Savage. I work hard training this fellow. He has cloth ears sometimes. But when he chooses to be good he is very, very good. Maybe he has a metaphorical curl in the middle of his forehead!
Good morning. I have four cats, three dogs and a peahen waiting quietly on the verandah. So I had better get moving.
We have another simply stunning day dawning. And I am moving slowly. Gliding really. The Pause must still be in effect. Can you feel it?
Have a lovely day.
Your gentle friend, celi