I have just noticed (well known it for some time time but chose to ignore!) that I haven't posted for 4 months. Now, as there aren't thousands out there hanging on my every word, I'm sure the world hasn't stopped turning. Not blogging, facebooking, tweeting, texting or whatever in the virtual world is not a capital crime, but is of course antisocial in this non face-to-face society we now live in. So mea culpa, real life has got in the way of the virtual one, and I have been experiencing life instead of just writing about it. Fortunately, that has been more than interesting enough for Jorg and I and although we like to post about some of our derring-do's it isn't essential in running the farm.
However, publicizing our new arrivals is. In recent days we have seen the arrival of Mayfield's heifer calf Triskelion's Patience, and Edy's bull calf Triskelion's Benedict seen below.
Patience and Ben
Both doing well and were enjoying the sunshine and warm days (at least until the cold snap last night!). Patience will be going off to her Mum's former owner, and inquiries about Ben will be welcome.
“There are times to cultivate and create, when you nurture your world and give birth to new ideas and ventures. There are times of flourishing and abundance, when life feels in full bloom, energized and expanding. And there are times of fruition, when things come to an end. They have reached their climax and must be harvested before they begin to fade. And finally of course, there are times that are cold, and cutting and empty, times when the spring of new beginnings seems like a distant dream. Those rhythms in life are natural events. They weave into one another as day follows night, bringing, not messages of hope and fear, but messages of how things are.” ( Chogyam Trungpa, 1939 – 1987, Buddhist meditation master and Supreme Abbot of the Surmang monasteries, scholar, teacher, poet, and artist.)
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