Now, don't get me wrong, I'm sure having a farm is hard work. But there is no denying the simple pleasures that we gained from spending even only a few days at one.
I mean, how can you not smile when you see these faces?
The four of us gals have been spread out over the globe since college, and every now and again, we manage to all gather at the same location, at least for a short time. Family commitments, schooling, class schedules, projects, house sales and moving dates made this particular get-together nothing short of a miracle.
Sometimes there are all kinds of activities and busyness when we gather. This trip though, we pretty much just chilled. With giant life-changing situations happening in each of our lives, this farm gave us the chance to simply relax together.
Personally, I spent a lot of time in my felt slippers, knitting and looking at the view.
I even managed to get myself out of bed early enough to watch the sunrise a few mornings.
We didn't solve the world's problems during our stay, or even most of our own issues. But we did talk, laugh, and hash out quite a few of them. I at least drove away from the farm a little less high strung than when I arrived.
In addition to missing my friends until our next reunion, I will definitely miss this view... but I feel full of farm goodness.