Farm Life Fridays

Farm Life Fridays – Our Canvas

Tomorrow morning I have a date with a not so blank canvas…but a canvas…of sorts.

The boys are camping and I get the farm all to myself.   Time to set some siphon tubes (an art form I have yet to master), yes.   But also…Time to create…to start this journey.   

As I have thought about this day, I have been reminded of a talk from several years ago.

The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul. No matter our talents, education, backgrounds, or abilities, we each have an inherent wish to create something that did not exist before.

Everyone can create. You don’t need money, position, or influence in order to create something of substance or beauty.

Creation brings deep satisfaction and fulfillment. We develop ourselves and others when we take unorganized matter into our hands and mold it into something of beauty.

You may think you don’t have talents, but that is a false assumption, for we all have talents and gifts, every one of us. The bounds of creativity extend far beyond the limits of a canvas or a sheet of paper and do not require a brush, a pen, or the keys of a piano. Creation means bringing into existence something that did not exist before—colorful gardens, harmonious homes, family memories, flowing laughter.

President Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Here’s to tomorrow…To the power of creation….to all the beauty, past and present, that is our farm!

Farm Life Fridays

Farm Life Fridays – She Calls to Me

Every morning I drive by her and imagine who she was and what she will become.  

She begs me to come and spent some time (and money). To clean away the cobwebs, sure up walls (scratch that – I want to shore up walls instead) and expose all her hidden features.  

“Be patient,” I tell her.  “Our time will come.”   

Wednesday is my last day at work…Thursday I am meeting with the plumber.

This summer I will show her all the tender care she deserves.  She, I hope, will respond in kind.

I am beyond excited!!!!