Saturday, December 11, 2010

Thinking Thankful Thoughts


I have been lately. So many of you who come here to read about life on our small family dairy farm have helped us in amazing ways over the past year. Friends, family, people whom we have never met, but who would certainly be friends if we did, have helped us put another year behind us....still milking cows, still doing what we do, despite all odds, and they have not been good odds. When we ran out of feed last winter, people helped. People called from far away to offer help. You were so good to us, who had done nothing to deserve the goodness.

It was humbling...there were amazing acts of kindness. From seeds for the garden, neat things to plant from far away, to kind words of support when the world seemed black and frozen.

You are good for our hearts and our home and our lives and I just wanted you to know that we have not forgotten and we thank you every day that comes....

9 comments:

Jinglebob said...

I thank you for coming and posting as steady as you do. I read quite a few blogs and it is amazing how many start out strong and then stutter and die. I am thankful for all I have also and having your blog to read and enjoy is one of those things I am thankful for! Keep milking and writing!

Linda said...

I'm always amazed by the friendships I've made blogging......YOU for one. Keep on posting:)

Cathy said...

Awwww . . .

You give so much to your blogging friends. Jingle Bob said it just right.

It's such a gift to share your thoughts, hopes, concerns and day to day goings on of a family that is the very backbone and essence of what is good about America.

And then there are your observations of nature that we suburban-bound citizens long for. You capture and report back to us the beauty of the seasons, the simple joy in the 'chink' of a cardinal late in the afternoon.

Thank you. It is we who are grateful.

Throwback at Trapper Creek said...

Oh my goodness! Thank you Three collie for sharing your lives with us! I know every morning I can check in on my New York "friends" and see what your take on the day is. You mix it up and write about so many interesting things.

I have come across many blogs, but I only read 4 religiously, and yours is one of them.

You have made us welcome in your home and heart - the thanks goes to you!

Beth R+V said...

Great picture, stumbled on your blog hunting for a roast wild goose recipe - and nice to hear you had good results! We'll see how ours turns out...

Sandcastle Momma said...

We're the lucky ones - people from all over that you've let into your lives. You've taught me so much and I appreciate your friendship.
Thank You!

Dani said...

Awwww...and we are so very thankful to have such a wonderful friend in you!

threecollie said...

Jb, I love visiting your world..that video of the team going out to the creek was delightful. Thank you for the kind words and for posting on your life

Linda, thanks, same here. Wonderful folks out there, just a joy to know, and you are a very special one. I will think of you especially when those tardas bloom. They are the most delightful little things!

Cathy,it is one of the greatest pleasures of my life...the dialog with blog folks. You have all been very good to me and for me and I thank you all very much

Nita, that is quite an honor...that you stop by and read. Your blog is amazing...always something new and interesting. Thanks for your kind words

Beth, I am so glad you visited! Your blog is a delight and I will certainly be back to read more. Thanks! Hope your goose is wonderful. We were simply amazed how much we liked goose.

SCMomma, thanks for your kind words. I have learned much from you as well...from geo caching to that incredible, amazing, marvel of a parade float. And the hay bales and oil business...that fascinated a lot of folks here, far from the disaster.

Dani, you are so nice...thank you!

DayPhoto said...

I so agree with you. Bloging friends are more than just a casual friend, because we are allowed into thier lives. I so enjoy your blog...I check often and stay longer than I show. You really have pointed out the plight of dairy farmers everywhere. For that I THANK you!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com/