But its the little daily encounters I am so thankful for 365 days --cuz they make my heart smile like the kid that imagined and dreamed of living like this each day. The greeting nicker of horses when I enter the barn each morning, the baa of the goats when I come home & pull into my drive, a pig that smiles & another that loves scratches, & belly rubs, the drama & chatter of all the beautiful fowl, the moo of the cow that still makes me giggle like a kid inside every time I hear it, 3 dogs to spoon & the adoption of 4 heritage turkeys that can gobble & coo & hoot all they want because they'll never see an oven or dining table.
I'm grateful for the strength to survive trauma & witness new life and loves & feathered kisses rise from the ashes. I'm grateful for living in a place that sucks every ounce of my physical & mental energy to maintain day to day but makes my heart smile because I feel like I'm a kid & I live at Disneyland.
I'm grateful to have the opportunity to share my enthusiasm & love for nature & animals & for all the unique encounters, smiles & special moments I get a front row to witness from children all over the city.
No one knows what the future will bring so I'm grateful for each day, each minute & each second at this farm.
Love you all! Have a wonderful, wonderful day!