And two dogs. Because two dogs is what we are severely lacking. These two adorable pups were being friendly to strangers at the farmers' market on Saturday. Adam has been looking for puppies online. We found some collie/golden retriever mixes, but they were all taken. Still looking.
Our big pine tree is putting all its effort into reproduction right now. It's covered with candles. As I stood by the greenhouse one day last week I noticed a hazy cloud of smoke across the pasture and wondered which neighbor had a fire going. I then realized it was this pine tree, buffeted by a little wind, releasing a cloud of pollen all around it.Speaking of pups, here's where we buried Sandy and Maggie Moo. Sandy is on the right with her favorite soccer ball, and Maggie is on the left with her football. There's a forsythia planted between them. And Adam left a little block of wood there also because these two dogs LOVED chasing blocks of wood he'd throw, and starting up what he called a "bark war" as they stood over it, facing each other down. We miss them all the time.
Anna has been gone a week. She is doing very well. She's posted a little bit on facebook, plus we had a good Skype chat with her Saturday night (her Sunday morning).
We are so very proud of her, even though we miss her so much. I love to see her happy and following her dreams. Mostly, I am quite content in sending her off into the world because I know from our conversations that she is in a good, personal relationship with God, not shallow, not insecure, not merely religious, but deep and real and personal to her. With that knowledge I can peacefully send her far away knowing that she's not alone. Jesus is always by her side. God is laying out His path before her feet.
It hasn't been an easy few weeks, I can tell you that. Too much going on. Too much emotional turmoil. Too much sadness and a bit of gladness. A blog is no place to burden others, as all we bloggers know. But God is still in His heaven and this world is still at His feet. I rest in knowing my place there.