This was our last full day and we were looking forward to additional playtime. We had 500 acres to explore and that’s a lot of ground to cover in just two days. Most important was a visit with the cows, calves, and a bull.
We didn’t have to go far to find them this morning. They were grazing in the pasture just behind the backyard. We decided to crawl under the hotwire and say “hi”. They knew we were strangers, not their normal handlers, and they all stopped and stared. I’m sure they were trying to figure out if we were friend or foe. My father in-law did warn me not to get in-between mama and her calf. As a mother I can respect that. However, I really wanted to hug one. They are so cute!
I think the girls behind me were digging my White + Warren cashmere sweater.
We found this cool railroad track that runs along a corner of their property. Although it’s not used often, the occasional freight train will rumble through. At first I was a bit apprehensive to walk on the tracks. Maybe I’ve watched Fried Green Tomatoes too many times. We ended up parking the mule and walking quite far. It was very peaceful as the tracks ran along the river and then entered the woods. We stood quietly for a moment and heard the river murmuring gently, the birds in the trees and the occasional rustle of a critter in the woods.
We could not have asked for lovelier weather with clear blue skies and sunshine for the entire visit. This sweater, Madewell slim boyfriend jeans and red suede boots (last years) were comfortable for the day’s activities. We drove up and down hills, following cow paths on the mule, walked railroad tracks, listened to the river whisper, visited a sand pit, picked flowers and chit chatted with cows. I feel extremely fortunate to have had the chance to experience the farm once again.
My mother in-law always dreamed of having a white fence when she was little. Dreams do come true…