“Become dust - & they will throw thee in the air; Become stone - & they will throw thee on glass." Muhammad Iqbal *Beyond the bushes, boiling with dust, is 4Shoes West boundary road.

Thursday, 29 June 2017

The Road Home

"Still round the corner there may wait, A new road or a secret gate." ~ JRR Tolkien
Not a new road, but darned hard to find even if you're looking (just ask essential services around here). This is our welcoming view, 1/2 way down 4Shoes Lane, headed towards home.

"The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience." ~ Emily Dickinson
"Welcome HOME! OH oh OH! I'm SO glad to see you!"
Is there ever anyone more excited to greet you than your most faithful furry friend?

"Where we love is home - home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts. " ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
Welcome to 4Shoes Farm
May all who Enter 
as Guests
Leave as Friends.

Friday, 23 June 2017

Harley's Horrid Handiwork

This is blatant destruction in my seeded bed; you should see a bunch of carrots & beets coming up there, but no. I know it is a cat, & (more importantly) I know which damned cat.  

Mr Shoes repaired & reinstalled these corner braces that were originally built to discourage that cat. The bugger won't jump the sides, but if those corners are open he seems to think it's an invitation to futz around with me.
This morning I sprayed that little prick with the jet setting on the hose; it's not the first time I've doused him, nor is it likely to be the last.
Slow learner, or straight up Dick? My $ is on Dick. 

"She sprays me with the hose & screams obscenities at me, but she still fills my food bowl... because, who could resist this face?
So, whatever Man; I regret nothing."

Monday, 19 June 2017

A Story in 2 Words

As told by my 18 month old 'Practice Grand', Amy:
"I am OwMeow. I regret nothing." 

Sunday, 4 June 2017

Whatever Hour Indeed

There has never been a time when people have not needed an occasional reminder to DO what will make you happy now, & to always take note of just how wondrous is this *exact* moment.

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Pretty Prairies

Don't believe someone who tells you that the prairies are bald & flat, because the topography is extremely varied & really quite lovely.
This was shot east of Yorkton; quite a pretty little scene for a pitstop. This time, instead of cows, a row of graineries stood watch as we "rested" for a minute at the side of the road.