There is something so mystical about a barn in the winter. It stands strong, stark and tall against the darkened stormy sky, guarding it's precious inhabitants from the icy grip of a wicked winter storm. Walking from the house to the barn through a snow squall, with the winds off of Three Mile Lake, is no fun. Blinded by the wind and snow, by the time you're entering through the door it's like going through a portal. All is peaceful inside the barn and the animals are warm, safe and comfortable. It is easy to ignore what goes on outside when there is so much love, comfort and warmth inside. A perfect sacred space to weather many kinds of storms.
The snow started coming down on Friday and it really hasn't stopped yet. We're over the 2.5 foot mark of the most gorgeous powdery snow and I think more may be coming. I have zero complaints because I love the snow. There are many good reasons to love winter, but for me it is the number of outdoor activities available, of which cross country skiing and snow shoeing are my favourites. I am blessed to live on this incredible land with amazing trails to enjoy, right outside my front door. Last week was especially beautiful and I was able to get out quite a few times, and even took the herd out onto Three Mile Lake again. Sadly we encountered no one this time but the goats were kind enough to leave a very obvious trail of our passing, which I am sure left a few snowmobilers scratching their heads. 🐐🐐🐐
The past couple weeks of rest have been exactly what I needed. Giving myself permission was the hardest and biggest step. The reward was a clearer vision, renewed sense of self, and a new sense of direction. I've set new intentions and goals for myself and also for the farm and business. Brand new programs and exciting new ways to connect with the herd will be announced in the coming weeks as the provincial "Stay at Home" orders lift. Until the time comes when we can all freely mingle again, we're working hard to put together some new offerings that will be the next best thing to physically coming to the farm. Can't wait to share all the details soon! ~ With love, Angee