Our time at the farm (Broadturn Farm!) has come to a close!
In our three week stay - we saw so many beautiful, real, true, funny and sometimes grim things about animal life on a farm; we managed to keep all the animals where they belong (well, except for that one time - escaping animals is a family bonding experience like no other, 'tis true!); and I think we kept all those creatures on the healthy side (though, the places my hands have been, I never would have imagined. Ahem).
In the process, we fell in love with each of those animals and the farm - the rhythm, the feel, the smell (yes, really!). And we gained an enormous amount of respect and admiration for the farmers who care for all of it - day in and day out, season after season, and year after year. We are so grateful for their hard work.
We learned a lot about so many things, but mostly - perhaps - we learned a lot about ourselves. It was just the motivation our family needed to keep on our path. What a lovely reassurance.
I've so enjoyed sharing the Postcards here - thank you for receiving them so warmly! To answer a few questions that kept appearing in the comments - Nellie was with us (and had a blast!), Banjo stayed home (but was visited and loved upon often!), and we were close enough to town that Steve was able to continue his daily treatments (he is doing well!). All else, I think, was clear enough through the Postcards.
Right now, we are so, so happy to be home! With a fridge full of cheese, our laundry full of hay, and our hearts full of happiness - both at the adventure we've had, the anticipation of those to come, and the current joy of being home!