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New Kid On the Block

Snowy Barn
The old white barn on Terra Dei Farm as it steadfastly weathers another winter. 

Alexandra head shotThe deep slow breathing of livestock in the barn... The sweet earthy smells of fresh hay and ripe sweet corn... The beams of sunrise reflecting off of morning dew hanging on the waving pasture grass... The laughter of small children and wagging tails of pets... The texture of old barn siding patiently waiting for new paint... Every day the atmosphere of our home floods our senses and fills our hearts with peaceful joy and beauty. I am so excited to be blogging for Grit and sharing our farm with others who appreciate the beauty of rural life and the timeless wisdom found in hard work and old-fashioned virtue.
 

Sunset
Our commercial Boer goats heading to the barn for the night. 

alexandra reel
2/19/2012 7:23:51 AM

Dave, thank you for the kind welcome and sharing that beautiful memory - I look forward to learning from your wisdom!


alexandra reel
2/19/2012 7:20:51 AM

Cindy, thanks so much for your kind welcome!


cindy murphy
2/15/2012 3:27:26 PM

So many new bloggers here in the last couple of weeks that I'm getting behind on welcoming them to the GRIT community.....so while I have the chance, and before it becomes belated, 'Welcome to GRIT, Alexandra'! Love the black and white shot of your barn with the opening in the fence - it's a very evocative photo.


nebraska dave
2/15/2012 1:36:33 AM

Alexandra, welcome to the GRIT world of blogging. You are not the only new kid on the block. There have been a number of new comers to the blogs. There really is a certain comfort inside a winter barn with animals the only heat. The sounds of contented animals munching on grain and hay just seem to have a soothing effect on the winter psyche. You brought back memories of those early mornings while milking the 13 cows as they so calmly munched on their food. Those were good days that I still remember. Thanks for those memories. Have a great winter day. Only 35 left until Spring arrives.