"State of Balance"
It’s a beautiful morning. Cool with a light breeze, sun shining. Everything appears to be coming back into balance.
Millie is moving better, that’s a relief. After breakfast, she limped around the yard finding the scraps I flung over the upper deck. William came into the pig pen a bit further this morning for breakfast but left after sniffing around. The smell of the vets that came for Millie’s procedure on Friday must still be lingering. Mr. Drama will be Ok. I predict he’ll be in his bed tonight.
Chicken stopped losing feathers finally after treating her for mites and now is eating better. I finally found the meal worms Fred picked up for her so she’s happily pecking at breakfast with sprinkles of crunchy, stinky worms. The garage family is coming into balance.
Looking towards the herd, I see Molly is playing “Chase me” with the little goats in the dry-lot. It makes me smile to see my lonely goat playing with friends. Alfred is resting flat out soaking up the sun this morning on the scrap hay we dumped from unloading wagons yesterday. The steer loves fresh hay bedding. Bella noticed I left the pasture gate open, so she’s grazing without the herd in the pasture. That’s a big deal for her as she used to be anxious without her posse. None of the rest of the herd has any clue where the horse has gone so they hang tight with Alfred.
Greg, the cat is not liking his food lately. I think he’s getting plenty of fresh mice from the hay shed as he comes for his usual feeding time more out of habit then necessity these days. He’s just checking in. He left before I could get to his turn for breakfast this morning. I refuse to fuss over the cat, he chose to live here, I didn’t rescue him. He’s not a pet, he’s something else, a drifter perhaps or a roaming lover. I appreciate his independence. I give his uneaten food to Millie.
My attention goes to the people in the house. They are sleeping in, well-deserved rest after a long year of teaching and serving other’s in their jobs. My part is to create a relaxing space for breakfast.
Today’s breakfast will be on the deck; omelets, sister Sue’s cinnamon rolls, roasted potatoes, fresh fruit, and strawberry pie. I drink coffee, and put together a puzzle waiting for the guests to wake up but move to the deck to journal and listen to the birds singing and flitting for sunflower seeds I’ve spread out on the railing.
This moment here on the deck, witnessing my animals in a state of contended ease helps me relax. I wish I could just be in a chronic state of relaxation. I’m not there yet, but I’m feeling my way towards it.
At Crow Moon Healing Bed and Breakfast, we do our best to support people in having a relaxing stay and come back to their own state of balance.
Karen Mcintosh - Crow Moon Healing Owner & Operator