Thursday, October 1, 2015

Home is Best!

He is happiest, 
be he king or peasant, 
who finds peace in his home. 
Johann von Goethe (1749-1832, German writer)

I've hardly left my house the last few weeks, since we moved onto our place.  It has been the most joyous experience!  I've ventured out a few times to the grocery store, and ran a couple errands in town.  But for the most part, I've just been HOME!  

Home

H.O.M.E.


There is no lovelier word than this!  

Seek home for rest,
For home is best
Thomas Tusser (1524-1580, English farmer)



I've always been a homebody of sorts, just enjoying my time at home with my family, and with the comforting nature of home duties that never end.


Since we moved onto our little "piece of heaven" I can tell you that I have little to no desire to leave this beautiful place of ours!


There is so much work that needs to be done, but in the mornings, I have time to stop, reflect, and enjoy the beauty that surrounds us!  I have time to walk on the crunchy pine needles.... to play with Annie-girl...


... to follow my chickens around, and just enjoy their silly antics!


... to watch the sun come up, spreading its warm glowing droplets through the pine tree needles...


... and listen to Mr. Rudy as he crows to let the world know it is morning, and to let his ladies know he loves them...



... to watch the chickens as they happily engage in seeking bugs, dirt, grass, and whatever else suits their fancy...


... and watch Mr. Simba as he prances, stalks, and jumps through the bushes... chasing a bug here and there, and who will just stop and roll over and smile in the sunshine, as he gets petted...


Annie-girl watches us from a distance.  Her radio collar boundaries keep her from coming to where Mr. Simba and I are, and she doesn't like that.


... but then Jumping Roger shows up, and the show is on!  Cover your noses folks!  This powder keg dirt is about to explode as the dogs romp and roll (we need more rain - desperately!)


... ugh dust! We got a nice amount of rain on Labor Day, but none since.  Wildfires are starting back up, and dust is in the air again, and smoke too...


The dogs at their guard duty stations... Jumping Roger takes his security detail quite seriously... Annie-girl not so much.  She lets Roger do all the hard work, and she backs him up only when she thinks the language of the chipmunks have gotten out of hand, or the neighboring dog wanders by... lol!


As the sunlight filtered down through the trees, sparklets of water grabbed the sunshine, and sprinkled it around happily...


... due to the lack of rain we are having to water our yard as the dust quickly gets out of hand...


 ... so thankful for this precious water that we have!  Each time I turn on the water, I am thankful for the water we have... as it wasn't too long ago, we weren't sure if our well was going to produce the water we needed.  But after a miraculous event, we finally got our beautiful precious water, and each time I use the water, I just say Thank you Lord!


Home!  There is just no place like it! 

A man travels the world over 
in search of what he needs, 
and returns home to find it.  
George Moore (1852-1933, Irish writer)

Indeed so very true.  I'm so glad to be HOME!  Home is best.  And all the best to each of you, my precious readers today!  May your time at home be blessed :) 

28 comments:

  1. Your new home is just beautiful!!! My gosh! I would not want to leave either. I am really sorry that you have not had any rain. Fire danger is always so scary. At least you have a well that is stable.
    Hope you enjoy this first day of Fall fully. I have been doing so much running that I am missing my "at home" time....but - that is what life has demanded of me lately. This, too, will pass. xo Diana

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    1. Yes, it was a long summer of wildfire danger constantly. Labor Day it broke as we got some rain. However, wildfires in our area have started back up because no rain again for a month. Crazy weather! Indeed, we are so thankful for our precious water supply. I have been enjoying the fall this year so much, and just so thankful to be here. I hope that you get to spend some "at home" time soon! Take care Diana... and it's so good to see you in "blogland" again! :)

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  2. Greeting, I enjoyed this as this was on my heart also HOME!
    So glad that you have had running water and may your well never run dry!
    We have gotten a bit of rain so far this week! God has sure been calling us to be content and stay close to our place of rest, and to work with our hands!
    Hugs, Always, Roxy

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    1. Oh my, isn't it funny how the Lord works on our hearts miles apart from each other! I am so very thankful for our cozy little home, and so thankful for the many blessings that each change of season brings. It is wonderful that you have gotten some rain there, I see that it is on the other side of the mountains from us, but we won't be getting any :( Have a beautiful and blessed fall day, dear Roxy! :)

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  3. It is just gorgeous where you are! That is the kind of place my husband and I hope to retire to someday. I was speaking with my mother a few minutes ago and she was so excited that she had no appointments to take her out of the house today! Home truly is best. Thank you for sharing your lovely pictures and poetry and stopping by my blog with a couple of comments.

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    1. Oh we do love it here! It truly is our little "piece of heaven" for which we are so thankful! I'm sure your mother was so very thankful to not have to leave, appointments are so tiring! Thank you for stopping by to visit my blog, it is appreciated. May you have a beautiful fall day, at home if you can :)

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  4. Fires are always scary...but then either fires or floods, anything that powerful usually is :0( ... like you, been a homebody is a gift from our Lord, I know that it does not come naturally to me.... thank you so much for stopping by the cottage and saying hello :o) mari

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    1. Yes, there are things that are always around us that can bring fear, but so thankful that our trust is in the Lord who is our protector, and keeper! I always enjoy stopping by your site, and hearing how the Lord is keeping you through the difficult pain situation that you are in, so tough, and yet your sweet spirit shines through in an amazing way! You are in my prayers dear one! May the Lord continue to bless all that you do for Him in your sweet little home :)

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  5. Yes, so true, no place like home. It's fun to read your posts and see all your delightful animals! What lovely mornings you enjoy in the woods! We just got some much needed rain and more is on the way. Enjoy!
    Xo
    Linda

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    1. So glad that you got the needed rain, that is wonderful to hear! Hope you don't get too much rain with the possible hurricane? Is it headed anywhere near you? Thank you so much for your visit, I appreciate it as always! :)

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  6. I think that Dorothy said it best, there's no place like home! :)

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    1. No, there really isn't... and your own bed too! Nothing like being on vacation, and coming back home to your own bed... ahh! Yes, no place like home!

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  7. I too am a homebody. There is no place like home. HOME SWEET HOME. ♥ Teri

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    1. Indeed so true, no place like home! Appreciate your visit Teri, and hope you are having a wonderful day :)

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  8. I love my time at home too! There is no place like it!

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    1. It is a joy to be at home! Hope you are having a wonderful day today :)

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  9. I agree so much with you, sweet friend. It is so very true. There is no place like home! And home is where our loved ones are. God bless you and your dear home abundantly. Sending you big hugs!!

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    1. Thank you dear Cheryl, it is so blessed to be at home, and enjoy the simple things of life! Big hugs back to you too, my dear friend! :)

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  10. Couldn't agree more. There's no happier person than that with peace of mind.

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    1. It is a beautiful place to be... contentment, peace of mind, and at home - wonderful! :)

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  11. Your home looks like a place that would bring joy to any heart. It's wonderful that you experience such peacefulness, and a happy spirit when you are in your little slice of Heaven. God Bless You!
    Debbie
    xo

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    1. Thank you Debbie for your visit, it is a joy to be home, in our own home finally, and what joy it is to just be here. Praying you have a blessed and wonderful day today :)

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  12. You nailed it...I love being HOME! There really isn't another place I'd rather be.... I'm to the point in my life that I'd rather stay home than to be so busy outside my 4 walls. I'm content and happy and I still stay busy! Your home is so beautiful, why would you ever want to leave it?!
    Enjoy your little piece of heaven and take Joy in the everydays!
    Hugs, Amy

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    1. Indeed, it is so much better to be home with our loved ones than anywhere else in the world! I hope you are having a beautiful and wonderful fall day, enjoying the blessings of the Lord :)

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  13. You nailed it...I love being HOME! There really isn't another place I'd rather be.... I'm to the point in my life that I'd rather stay home than to be so busy outside my 4 walls. I'm content and happy and I still stay busy! Your home is so beautiful, why would you ever want to leave it?!
    Enjoy your little piece of heaven and take Joy in the everydays!
    Hugs, Amy

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  14. Beautiful words and pictures and quotes to remind us that home is wherever one feels most comfortable, loved, needed, and at peace, and your surroundings certainly illustrate these qualities for you. Thanks for sharing your daily routine, which seems ideal!

    Happy Tuesday!

    Poppy

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    1. Appreciate your visit Poppy, and your poetic words, they always are so precious to me. Home is a beautiful place, and truly no place I'd rather be! Hope you are having a blessed and wonderful day :)

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  15. We sometimes talk about getting away for a few days, but then shake our heads, smile and say how much we are enjoying just being HOME. Hugs, Nancy

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