One of the best parts of growing up on a farm is that people and animals interact in ways different from those in cities or suburbs. They can share space while maintaining freedom. Animals don’t have to live like humans in order to be enjoyed by and to enjoy humans.
Not that that’s a bad thing.
Here are some free-range friends from the animal kingdom captured on that good ole Brownie Kodak camera, mostly by my mother.
We had three dogs I remember from childhood: first, our answer to Lassie, was Teddy the collie.
Then there was our rat terrior Nellie. What a prolific ma she was! And how much fun we had with her many puppies.
Some of these pictures will appear in Blush: A Mennonite Girl Meets a Glittering World. I couldn’t use all of them in the book or in this post. More tomorrow.
My New Beginning? I’m planning a trip to Victoria, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, in October and November. Exciting.
What’s your New Beginning? Log in here. As we get close to the half-way point, the entries are piling up. We’ve passed 300, so make sure you come back to re-enter. You improve your chances by posting one each day.
I’ll be taking another Screen Sabbath on Sunday, so here are the last icons starting with 6. Once we hit 50, my heart beat will be speeding up!